12. January 2017
At Sur/Fin 2017 in Atlanta, the NASF will again recognize strong leaders who have selflessly dedicated their time and resources to the surface finishing industry with a series of awards, which they are now taking nominations.
NASF will be recognizing a number of well deserving individuals to receive the following awards:
Award of Merit: Outstanding service of a local and/or national nature – Recipients are truly deserving given their tireless efforts at the affiliate and branch level and their selfless devotion to the industry.
Taormina Award: One of NASF’s most prestigious awards given to an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry – Past award winners have been among the most dedicated individuals to improving our industry.
August P. Munning Award: Given to a supplier member who, in the opinion of his peers, has significantly contributed to the future well-being of the Association and exemplifies the traits of August P. Munning—his great interest, hard work, dedication and selfless devotion to the metal finishing industry.
Scientific Achievement Award: Recognizes a person who has contributed to the advancement of the theory and practice of electroplating, metal finishing and the allied arts; raised the quality of processes and products; enhanced the dignity and status of the profession; or has been involved in a combination of these efforts. The first recipient of this award was Dr. William Blum, Sr., who was instrumental in the establishment of fundamental research in the Society.
Presidential Award: Focuses on the extraordinary service put forth by an NASF member who is actively participating on the national level, going above and beyond the capacity of most.
NASF will be accepting nominations for these awards until March 29 and will be approved by the NASF Awards Committee. To nominate someone, please visit nasf.org/events/2017-awards-nomination/