About IFI

Awards & Recognitions


The Soaring Eagle Award

The Industrial Fasteners Institute Soaring Eagle Award recipients are those individuals who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the fastener industry.

The two areas of recognition are described below.

Service Award

The IFI Soaring Eagle Service Award recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding time and effort in the leadership of the Industrial Fasteners Institute and/or in some other way contributed to the health and well-being of the entire industrial fastener industry.

Technology Award

The IFI Soaring Eagle Technology Award recognizes individuals who have extensive experience in the industrial fastener industry who have made significant contributions to the technological advancement of the fastener industry.

Contributions may be through extensive work on fastener standards committees, the publication of widely acclaimed principles or documents and/or through the development of fastener related equipment products, or processes which have been widely acknowledged as advancements in fastener technology.