At the Midyear Meeting Past Presidents Dinner, President Andy Kopon presented IADC Past President Rex Linder with the Torchbearer Award. With this award, President Kopon wanted to recognize an IADC member who has carried the torch for the IADC high and bright for a long period of time.
Rex and his wife, Laurie, have done just that. They have not missed an Annual or Midyear Meeting since Rex joined in 1985. Rex led the IADC as President in 1998-1999. Rex has brought three of his partners into the IADC, and they have been very active members. The IADC is a family effort for the Linders with their daughters Jamie and Stacie still active in the association. Stacie is married to IADC member Mark Hansen.
Rex exhibits the best qualities of an IADC member and the IADC appreciates his past and continued dedication to the association. Congratulations, Rex!