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2003 Fred Lebow Award

Earle C. Reed

Earle Reed is presently Vice-Chairman of ECR International, Inc., a newly formed company that includes Utica Boilers and Oneida Royal in Utica, New York; EMI in Rome, New York; Dunkirk Boilers in Dunkirk, New York and Olsen in Wallaceburg, Ontario. Earle has over 35 years with ECR International, Inc. and plans to retire at the end of 2003. Earle is especially proud that his brother Tim and cousin Tom will be running ECR International, Inc. upon his retirement.

A graduate of New Hartford High School, Boston University and having also completed the Advance Management program at the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome, Earle serves on the Board of Boilermaker Road Race, Inc., Utica First Insurance Co., Commercial Travelers Insurance, and Adirondack Bank. He was active on the Boards of the St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, the Community Foundation (formally Utica Foundation), United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Central New York Arts Council, Boiler Hydronics Institute, New York State Troopers Foundation and Edge Group.

Earle has received many Community Awards, such as Business Person of the Year in 1986, Leonard Wilbur Award in 1988 and the Distinguished Service Award from SUNYIT. Earle also received Runner’s World magazine’s distinguished “Bob Rodale Golden Shoe Award” in July 1993 and Road Race Management’s Race Director of the Year Award in 1998. An avid runner, Earle has competed in many road races including 4 Boston Marathons and has been inducted into the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame in Utica, New York.

In 1978 Earle was looking for an appropriate way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his family’s company, Utica Radiator (now ECR International, Inc.). He wanted it to be a public event that would benefit the community, while supporting and promoting the strong local tradition of competitive distance running, a sport very close to his heart. With the kind of determination that drives all dedicated recreational runners, Earle convinced his father, Bob Reed, President of Utica Radiator, and the company’s treasurer, Jim Benson, to provide $750 to underwrite a new local long distance road race, which became known as “The Boilermaker.” With additional assistance from co-founder F.X. Matt II, President of The Matt Brewing Co., the first Boilermaker was run on July 16, 1978 with 800 participants. Now the largest 15K Road Race in the United States, the Boilermaker has grown to over 12,000 participants in its 25th year. Earle was Race Director of the Boilermaker for 24 years and is currently Co-Director of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame.

Earle has a brother, Tim (New Hartford, NY), two sisters, Martha (MA) and Jane (OH). His 17-year-old daughter, Briana, lives with her mother, Lois in Barneveld, NY. He will always remember his late Dad, Bob, and his 88-year-old Mother, Grace, who now lives in Beaufort, SC.


 

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