Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Nominations for the Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted through December 31 to honor industries founders and leaders.
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Nominations for the 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted now through December 31. Nominate someone today!

The Finishing Hall of Fame class is presented by Products Finishing and open to anyone in the surface finishing industry who has contributed to the industries success. Nominees are  sought from the electroplating, anodizing, powder coating, liquid coating, electrocoating, mechanical finishing and vacuum coating industries.

Each nominee must be notable for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The nominee significantly improved surface finishing efficiency and productivity through process or technology innovations.
  • The nominee established widely accepted best practices in surface finishing areas such as applications, product development, quality, safety, or supply chain and logistics.
  • The nominee set new standards for surface finishing in areas such as innovation, technology and industry education.
  • The nominee influenced, supported or advocated for the surface finishing industry through research, writing, activism, policies or thought leadership.
  • The nominee promoted and advanced the surface finishing industry through volunteer efforts in local chapters or national committees of related organizations.

A committee will be assembled to review the nominations and vote on selections. The inductees will be announced in the February 2020 issue of the magazine. Click here to read about past Products Finishing Hall of Fame inductees.


  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

  • Guys Like Milt Sr. and John

    The first time John Lindstedt met Milt Stevenson Sr. was in the 1970s when Lindstedt considered installing an electroless nickel line in his plating operation in Milwaukee.

  • Honoring Our Past, Hoping to Repeat It

    Electroplating Hall of Fame nominations are open through January 1