Products Finishing's 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame Opens for Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted now through December 31.


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Products Finishing has announced that its 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame program is open for nominations. A committee will be assembled to review the nominations and vote on selections. Inductees will be announced in the February 2021 issue of the magazine.

PF’s Hall of Fame program is committed to recognizing historically significant individuals who were instrumental in the development and growth of the surface finishing industry. Nominees are sought from the electroplating, anodizing, powder coating, liquid coating, electrocoating, mechanical finishing and vacuum coating industries.

Nominations for the 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted now through December 31, 2020. 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.

Learn more about the Finishing Hall of Fame program or nominate someone here.


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