This year, we are honored to recognize David Usher, founder of Marine Pollution Control as our inaugural inductee. Both Usher and MPC are recognized as pioneers in the spill clean-up industry. Usher has helped launch key industry trade associations, including the Spill Control Association of America, the International Spill Control Organization (ISCO), and the American Salvage Association. He helped guide ISCO through the difficult task of achieving NGO status at IMO, and he headed up the Hazardous Materials Control Resources Institute. He is a true embodiment of leadership, education, collaboration, commitment, and innovation in our field.