Young professionals are vital to the finishing industry, and it is important to acknowledge those making strides in shaping the industry's future. Products Finishing is recognizing our industry's young talent through our annual 40-Under-40 awards program.
We are looking for 40 individuals under the age of 40 making a difference in finishing, both in their company and in the finishing community. The emphasis is on leadership and potential leadership—whether for a current employer or overall involvement in the industry.
These individuals are potential leaders and trailblazers, but they also may be hardworking industry volunteers and community members who know how to give back to the finishing industry.
Products Finishing will select 40 young people in the finishing industry who are striving to be the next generation of leaders and innovators. We will recognize them annually in print throughout the year in the pages of Products Finishing, as well as at special events.
Think of co-workers and colleagues—anyone who matches the criteria—and nominate someone you feel is deserving. Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of April 1. Honorees will be chosen based on the quality of the nomination submitted, not the quantity of nominations. Visit short.PFonline.com/40 to nominate someone. Nominations close April 1. Contact Editor Tim Pennington at tpennington@PFonline.com.
Originally published in the March 2017 issue.