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Neil Guiles Inducted into Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 28, 2019  
Posted by: Kristi Olson
    Neil Guiles, President of Vestal Asphalt, Inc. (center), is inducted to the AEMA Hall of Fame by AEMA President Mark Ishee (right).  His son, Justin (left), spoke to Neil's many industry and association accomplishments. Photo courtesy FP2.

 

AEMA Past President Neil I. Guiles was honored last week at the 2019 Annual Meeting for his lengthy and considerable service to the asphalt emulsion industry and to AEMA when he was inducted into the AEMA Hall of Fame.

AEMA’s Hall of Fame Award is given to a person who has made a substantial contribution over a long period of time to the development of AEMA or the advancement of the emulsion industry. 

Guiles, President of Vestal Asphalt, Inc., has been a significant contributor to our association for more than 30 years, serving as President of AEMA in 1997 as well as President of ISSA in 2000.  His involvement in manufacturing and applying liquid asphalt emulsion dates back to the 1970’s when he founded his first company, Neil I. Guiles Excavating & Paving. In 1983, he incorporated as Vestal Asphalt, Inc. 

Some of Guiles’ notable contributions to and achievements in the industry include:
1991 – The development, trademark & international licensing of POLYMAC Microsurfacing Systems &Technology
1993 – Submitted a white paper on The Effect of Variables on Schulze-Breuer and Ruck Procedure
2000 – Became the first private lab in NY to be recognized with the AASHTO Accreditation for highway material testing

In addition, Mr. Guiles has served multiple times as board member and past president of both the Liquid Asphalt Distributors Association of New York (LADA of NY) and the Pennsylvania Association of Asphalt Materials Applicators (PAAMA).

His son Justin, CEO of Vestal Asphalt, Inc., nominated him for the Hall of Fame and spoke to Neil's contributions during the recognition dinner.  Our sincere congratulations go out to Neil on this honor.


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