Neil Guiles (center) accepts the 2019 AEMA Hall of Fame Award from AEMA President Mark Ishee (right), joined by his son Justin Guiles (left).


Vestal Asphalt, Inc. President, Neil Guiles was inducted into the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) Hall of Fame at the group’s Annual Meeting and awards banquet last week.

AEMA is a proactive organization dedicated to the advancement of the asphalt emulsion industry, constantly focusing on system preservation and the construction of the world’s infrastructure. The organization’s Hall of Fame Award is given to a person who has made a substantial contribution over a long period of time to the development of AEMA or the advancement of the emulsion industry.

Mr. Guiles’ involvement in manufacturing and applying liquid asphalt emulsions dates back to the 1970’s when he founded his first company, Neil I. Guiles Excavating & Paving. In 1983, he incorporated as Vestal Asphalt, Inc. and has been an active member & Director of AEMA for more than 30 years. He is one of only two people to have served as President of both AEMA and the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) during his tenure.

In addition, Mr. Guiles has served multiple times as board member and past president of both the Liquid Asphalt Distributors Association of New York (LADA of NY) and the Pennsylvania Association of Asphalt Materials Applicators (PAAMA).

His son Justin, CEO of Vestal Asphalt, Inc., spoke to Neil’s contributions during the recognition dinner and presented him with the award along with AEMA President, Mark Ishee of Ergon Emulsions. More information about the AEMA Hall of Fame award can be found on the AEMA website.

Vestal Asphalt, Inc. has provided pavement preservation and road maintenance products and services to municipalities and private companies throughout New York and Pennsylvania for more than 40 years.