The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has announced the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes the significant contributions of an individual who has volunteered time, talent and resources to the cold-formed steel (CFS) industry. It was renamed in 2016 to honor John P. Matsen, P.E., founder and principal of Matsen Ford Design Associates in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who passed away in June 2015. The recipients were recognized during the 2021 CFSEI Virtual Expo held May 18-20, 2021.  

The 2020 award recipients are Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP-BD+C, former managing director of CFSEI and director of education and sustainable construction for the Steel Framing Alliance, who retired in 2019; and Winston E. (Ed) Kile, president of Structuneering Inc., who also retired in 2019. More information on the 2020 award winners can be found at

The 2021 award recipient is Matthew (Matt) Mancl, P.E., project engineer for ClarkDietrich Engineering Services LLC, where he serves as a liaison between design engineers and clients. More information on the 2021 award winner can be found at

“This award is special because it gives us a chance to recognize individuals who are committed to advancing the cold-formed steel industry with countless extra hours and effort,” said Robert Wills, P.E., managing director of CFSEI. “The lasting value that they contribute cannot be measured. We appreciate all that they have accomplished over the years and continue to provide. Congratulations and thank you to Maribeth, Ed and Matt.”