September 24, 2021: Lawyer David Weinberg and Quexco chairman Howard Meyers received Distinguished Service awards at BCI, Weinberg for 2020 and Meyers for 2021.
Weinberg was presented yesterday (Thursday), and Meyers was due to be awarded today (Friday).
David Weinberg, a partner of the law firm Wiley Rein, began working for BCI in 1989 and since then has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to limit the unnecessary regulations placed on the lead battery industry based on scientific advice and best practices.
Just over a year ago, he received acclaim from the American Society of Association Executives for a ‘groundbreaking model for lead battery recycling’ that he helped to develop on behalf of BCI.
The model was called ‘one of the most important regulatory accomplishments of the past 100 years’.
In his acceptance speech, Weinberg quoted the poet Edward R. Murrow, who said: “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason.”
At the time of going to press, Meyers had not yet been presented with award, but BCI said beforehand that he had been a mainstay of the industry for five decades, building what eventually became the largest battery recycling business in the world.
“His business acumen has been widely recognized by his colleagues and competitors alike, and his efforts have gone on to shape the industry,” BCI said.