Columbia, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), formerly the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration, presented G. Pete Consigli, CR, WLS, with the Martin L. King Award at its annual Convention & Exhibition in Grapevine, Texas this month.

Given annually, the Martin K. Ling Award recognizes exceptional service and dedication to restoration. An RIA member since 1977, Consigli has made numerous contributions to both the Association and the industry at large over the last three decades. He has served on numerous RIA committees, including vice chair of the Restoration Advisory Council, facilitated RIA’s Water Loss SpecialistSM certification program, was involved with RIA’s former Water Loss Institute (WLI), where he was past education chair for the WLI and served as program facilitator for its annual conferences in the 1990s.

As an independent consultant, Consigli specializes in training and consulting for the restoration, insurance and indoor air quality (IAQ) industries. In this role, his purpose is to “help restoration professionals and industry affiliates find their focus and achieve market leadership.” He is a published author and contributor to Cleaning & Restoration as well as other trade journals, and a frequent presenter or panel moderator at industry gatherings.

An industry activist for more than three decades, his credentials include having served on the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) board of directors and their S500-94 and S500–99 Water Damage Restoration Standards Task Forces. Recently he served as a special reviewer for bias for the S500 3rd Edition.

As a practitioner of damage evaluation and emergency response, he has managed or consulted on numerous restoration projects including water removal, structural drying and mold remediation resulting from hurricane damage, sewer backflows, fire and smoke damage, odor problems, skunk and tear gas emissions, trauma and crime scene clean-ups.