John H. Matthys (2004) is a noted educator at the University of Texas at Arlington. He led TMS as President during a difficult transitional period from 1994 to 1997. He is a Founding member of TMS, and has served the Society in nearly every major role – serving on numerous committees and chairing many, including the Standards Development Committee. Matthys is well known as the editor of the first three editions of the Masonry Designers Guide, providing designers an excellent resource, and TMS a stable source of income to further the Society. Because of his continued support of TMS and his many accomplishments, he received the President’s Award in 1998.