The NPCA Board of Directors recently voted to rename the Top Gun Award the Tom Vildibill Top Gun Award, honoring the former NPCA Chairman of the Board who is credited with recruiting and sponsoring more new members than anyone in the history of the association.
Vildibill founded San Diego Precast in 1979 and joined NPCA as a member in 1985. During his 28 years with the association, he recruited and sponsored 202 new members, 96 in 1998 alone. For his efforts, he twice was named the Hoskin Award winner and reached the Pinnacle Level of the Top Gun Award (100 or more new members), an accomplishment shared by only two others. Vildibill also helped found the Ambassador’s Club in the 1980s, where current members met and welcomed new members.

Elected as NPCA Chairman of the Board in 1992, Vildibill also served on various NPCA committees, including eight years on the Membership Committee (chairman in 1998, 2000) and two years on the Nominating Committee. In 1987, he served as Board liaison to the Building and Housing Committee.