Mike Sweeney worked as the media relations manager for Sto Corp., for 10 years, until his death on January 4, 2011. While at Sto, Sweeney was responsible for public relations and advertising, thanks in large part to his relationships with vendors and the media.
During his time with Sto, he was a dedicated and enthusiastic participant on EIMA’s Communications Committee. Sweeney’s many contributions greatly advanced the work of EIMA and EIFS.
Last year, EIMA started the Mike Sweeney Press Award and will be continuing it again this year. The award has been designed to recognize an author and their story that shows the advantages of using EIFS as an exterior cladding system. Last year had nominations ranging from advocacy articles, to energy efficient and cost reductions, to continuous insulation benefits. Nominations should be received by January 31 for consideration.