The Distinguished Industry Partner Award is presented a prominent colleague from the bariatric industry for providing a steadfast commitment to the goals and vision of the ASMBS, excellence in service and value to ASMBS members, their patients, and the field of bariatric surgery.

  • This award is designated for a person in industry. The award will be given to an individual, not a company.
  • Nominations will only be accepted from members of the ASMBS
  • Previous award recipients are not eligible

The ASMBS Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate the award nominees and identify an award recipient. The name of the ASMBS member making the nomination will remain anonymous to the ASMBS Foundation BOD. To help identify the most qualified recipient the ASMBS Foundation Board will seek input from the ASMBS Executive Council and each Committee Chair. The comments collected will remain anonymous.

No information about the outcome of the Board of Director’s decisions can be provided prior to the official announcement of the award recipients. The Board of Director’s decision is final.  Application-specific feedback will not be provided.

Previous Distinguished Industry Partner Award Recipients

Conor McCrea
W.L. Gore & Associates 
Elkton, MD

Awarded November 2018

Bret Petkus
Vice President – Commercial Operations
Bariatric Advantage
Aliso Viejo, CA

Awarded November 2017

Gary Richardson
Marketing Manager
US Bariatric & Metabolic Marketing

Awarded November 2016

Chuck Kennedy
VP, Worldwide PACE
Surgical Innovation

Awarded November 2015

Henry Alder
Director, Health Economics & Market Access

Awarded November 2014