Suzio receives NSSGA’s Wendt award

By |  March 29, 2022
Ric Suzio


The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented Ric Suzio of York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co. with the 2022 Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award.

Suzio received the award Tuesday during the second general session of the NSSGA Annual Convention.

“Ric Suzio, of York Hill Trap Rock Quarry, is most deserving as the recipient of the 2022 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award,” says Michael Johnson, president and CEO of NSSGA. “With his personality, leadership skills and dedication to the industry’s success, Ric embodies the characteristics that this award was created for. Throughout his career, he has shown an ability to tackle difficult issues and a willingness to take on new challenges, which is to be commended.”

Suzio is currently vice president at York Hill Trap Rock Quarry, having spent 32 years at his family’s business. He participates in the NSSGA Government & Regulatory Affairs Committee and was a past Young Leader Council chair.

Suzio has chaired the Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association for more than a decade.

Additionally, Suzio has a long history of community service. He served as chairman of the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden and is a Hall of Fame member. Suzio is a recipient of the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce Community Partner Award, and he currently serves on the board of the Meriden Historical Society and Meriden Economic Development Board.

NSSGA Manufacturers & Services Division chairman Kevin Gokie of Astec Industries presented the award to Suzio, which is a memorial to Wednt. Kristi Wendt, the daughter of Barry Wendt, attended the ceremony and spoke about her father’s legacy in the aggregate industry.

NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services Division established the award in 1998 to annually recognize an individual in the industry who exhibits the dedication Barry Wendt exemplified, both in commitment to the industry and the community in which they live.

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