Texas Wesleyan University, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Arnold G. Gachman, owner of Gamtex Industries, has been selected as the 2022 Fort Worth Business Executive of the Year.
Gachman will be honored at the 52nd Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at The Fort Worth Club.
“Arnie Gachman is not only a Fort Worth business leader, he also is showing the path to success for the next generation of business owners and business leaders,” said Fredrick G. Slabach, president of Texas Wesleyan University.
“In addition to being a successful business owner, Arnie gives back to the community by serving on numerous boards. He is the past National President of ISRI, the trade association for recycling of ferrous & non-ferrous metals, glass, paper and plastic, as well as past Chair of the Board of Baylor Scott and White All Saints Hospital — to name a few. Most recently Arnie received the Royal Purple Award from Texas Christian University (TCU) for outstanding alumni and community service.
Arnie demonstrates the change a business owner can make in our community. For this and his countless contributions, he is most deserving of the title Business Executive of the Year. It is our honor to recognize him at the 52nd Business Hall of Fame ceremony.”
Tickets to the Business Hall of Fame event are $300 per person.
The following sponsorship opportunities are also available:
To make reservations and purchase tickets, contact Christian Garcia Wommack at 817-531-7523 or RSVP@txwes.edu. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Dress is business attire and tickets are open to the general public.
About this year’s honoree
Arnold G. Gachman, owner of Gamtex Industries, a 108-year-old family business, has over 60 years in the metalworking industry. He attended public school in Fort Worth and graduated from R. L. Paschal High. He received his BBA degree in Financial Management from TCU.
He is past National President of ISRI, the trade association for recycling of ferrous & non-ferrous metals, glass, paper & plastic. past Chair NASCOOP, past Chair Fort Worth Human Relations Commission, past President of Board of Governors of Fort Worth Club, Founding Board member of the Texas Cast Metals Association, and Vice President of The Recycling Council of Texas. He received the ISRI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Arnold was the past Chair of the Board of Baylor Scott and White All Saints Hospital and Board Member of Sammons Transplant Institute at Baylor Medical, Presbyterian Night Shelter and TCU Medical School Development. He is past Chair of The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Foundation and member of the UNTHSC advisory board. He received the Person of Vision Award from UNTHSC in 2012. Arnold and his wife Harriette were honored with the All Saints Foundation Moncrief Heritage Award in 2013, and recognized with the Rosenthal Spirit of Federation Award in 2018 and the Royal Purple Award in 2022 from TCU for outstanding alumni and community service.
He is married to Harriette Gachman, they have two children and four grandchildren. They are members of Congregation Ahavath Sholom and Beth El Congregation, Exchange Club, Jewel Charity Ball, Shady Oaks Country Club and Fort Worth Club.