Rebecca Bennett Receives Bertram A. Stone Award
Bertram A. Stone Award is the top award of Chicago Midwest Chapter of NASF, and is bestowed on an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry locally and/or nationally.
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From left, Rick Delawder of SWD, Rebecca Bennett of Precision Plating, Charles Remied, retired from Serfilco, and Christopher Nowotarski of Stone, Pogrund and Korey.
Rebecca Bennett from Precision Plating received the 2017 Bertram A. Stone Award from the Chicago Midwest Chapter (CMC) of the NASF.
Established in 1994, the Bertram A. Stone Award was the summit award of the CMC of the NASF, formerly the Chicago Metal Finishing Institute. The award is bestowed on an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry locally and/or nationally. Nominations are submitted by the membership, and final award winners are selected by the awards committee.
Bennett is the director of Chemical and Environmental Compliance at Precision Plating, and is on the board of directors of the NASF and on the Chicago Midwest Chapter of NASF.
Bennett maintains the solution chemistries for the electroplating operations for Precision Plating, monitors the effluent discharge of the wastewater pretreatment system per the categorical limits set by the U.S. EPA and the Appendix B limits set by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC). She also completes the required environmental forms for the USEPA, IEPA, MWRDGC, and City of Chicago Department of Environment. Other responsibilities include conducting the safety training and Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act (RCRA) training for all the employees of PPC, as well as serving as head of the first aid team and hazmat Team.
Bertram A. Stone Award Winners:
- 2017 Rebecca Bennett, Precision Plating
- 2012 Christopher Nowotarski, Stone, Pogrund, Korey
- 2010 Rick Delawder, SWD, Inc.
- 2006 Charles Remied, Serfilco, Ltd.
- 2004 Joanne Marozza, Three J’s Industries
- 2003 John Lindstedt, Artistic Plating Co., Inc.
- 2001 Richard J. Carey, AAMRO Corporation
- 2000 Frank Altmayer, Scientific Control Laboratories
- 1999 James B. Blacklidge, Craftsman Plating
- 1998 Weldon Crawford
- 1997 Simon Gary
- 1995 James Jacobs, Northwestern Plating
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