Commercial Diving Hall of Fame

Last updated: December 20, 2019 at 20:37 pm

The purpose of the ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor the lifetime achievement of those individuals whose dedication and accomplishments have signifcantly contributed to Commercial Diving.

The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and offcially inaugurated at Underwater Intervention 2005 with 25 inductees. This first class of inductees was previous recipients of the John B. Galletti and Tom Devine Awards.

Persons are nominated by commercial diving industry peers and reviewed by a committee of previous Commercial Diving Hall of Fame recipients that have been selected by the ADCI Board of Directors. Postumous Awards are noted by the letter “P.”

2019
LE PECHON, Jean-Claude
RUTKOWSKI, Dick

2018
FORTENBERY, Craig
WARD, Mike

2017
BOYLE, Owen
LEANEY, Leslie

2016
VON ALVENSLEBEN, Mike
WISWELL, George

2015
BERAN, Dr. John
SWARTZ, Denny
VIDRINE, S. Joe

2014
BELL, Van T. (P)
CUNDIFF, George
VAN METER, Dr. Keith, M.D.

2013
GEYER, Richard
MERRIMAN, Bob
GOLDBERG, Lawrence

2012
MICHEL, Drew
LEBLANC, Paul

2011
SANFORD, Joe (P)
ANGEL, Tom
MILLER, Ben

2010
RATCLIFF, Bob
MILLS, Bud

2009
HONAKER, Robert W.
GREENSTONE, Leonard
SERIO, Dr. Joseph

2008
DEL CASTILLO, Lazaro
KETCHMAN, Norman
MANLOVE, John (P)
WORKMAN, Dr. Robert (P)
ZHANG, Dr. Jeff

2007
O’NEILL, Wilber “Jerry”
STEPHENS, Walter “Whitey”

2006
REEDY, Jack
PARKER, Torrence
LONG, Dick
CRUZE, Rodney

2005
BARTH, Bob

John B. Galletti Memorial Award

2003 HOLLAND, H. “Dutchy”
2002 GRUBBS, Conway Whitey (P)
2001 SAXON, Ross
2000 KIRBY, Bob
1999 DORE, Bill
1998 HELBURN, Steve
1997 SAVOIE, Joe (P)
1996 CROSS, Ellis R. (P)
1995 GALERNE, André
1994 SMITH Jr., Jack D.
1992 JOHNSON, John T.
1992 NEWBURY, Herbert G. (P)
1991 MACINNIS, Dr. Joseph
1990 HANDELMAN, Lad
1989 BLACK, Murray (P)
1988 NUYTTEN, Phil
1987 DELAUZE, Henri
1986 JOINER, Jim
1985 SAMSON, George W. (P)
1984 EVENS, Dick (P)
1983 HUGHES, D. Michael
1982 MORGAN, Bev
1981 HUGH, Dan Wilson
1980 LAMBERTSEN, Dr. Chris
1979 WARNER, Cdr. Jackie (P)
1978 BOND, Capt. George

Tom Devine Memorial Award

2002 CALDWELL, Jim
2001 HAZELBAKER, Jon
2000 JAGER, Rick
1999 AICHELE, Fred
1997 McGOVERN, Mike
1996 CROFTON, Juan R.
1995 McKENZIE, Ms. Bernice (P)