Potomac Valley Brick is thrilled to announce that President Alan Richardson has been honored with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Brick Industry Association (BIA)! This coveted award honors outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement and betterment of the clay brick industry over a 25+ year career.
Alan is a veteran of the brick industry. But it’s more than his lengthy career that sets him apart. It’s his strong leadership, commitment to the industry, and personal and professional ethics that make him worthy of receiving this BIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Potomac Valley Brick has experienced exponential growth and success under Alan’s direction. Since becoming president in 1987, he has taken the company from just one yard and 10 employees to six yard locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, a main headquarters, and 70 dedicated employees. Alan was instrumental in the National Association of Brick Distributors merger with BIA and was also the first brick distributor to be Chair of BIA.
Alan’s commitment to brick is second to none. He can often be heard asking his team, “How does this help promote the industry?” His dedication and insistence on always doing the right thing is paramount and it’s this loyalty that has fostered his strong industry relationships and bolstered the continued success of Potomac Valley Brick.
Alan will be presented with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the BIA Spring Meetings Awards Dinner at The Alexandrian Hotel in Alexandria, VA. Please join all of us here at Potomac Valley Brick in congratulating Alan on this wonderful honor!