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Ceremony recognizes 10 NASF leaders outstanding contributions to the industry.
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) honored 10 of the industrys top leaders during their 7th Annual NASF Awards Presentation on Monday, June 9th at the NASF Pavilion. Held as part of the 2014 SUR/FIN Conference, the ceremony recognized each leaders outstanding dedication to ensuring a strong association and vibrant future for the finishing industry.
NASF President, Rick Delawder kicked off the ceremony with a warm welcome and thanks to all in attendance. Awards Chair, Mike Kelly, then took to the stage to present the Presidential Award, the Scientific Achievement Award, the Taormina Award and seven Awards of Merit to this years recipients.
Bill Wiggins of Automation Plating Corporation received the coveted Presidential Award for his extraordinary contributions to NASF and visionary efforts to advance the industry. In his 40+ year career, Wiggins has been an industry ambassador, held an elected office and actively serves as a member of the State Association and Board of Directors.
The Scientific Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Hudson Bates, Executive Director of the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA). One of the worlds foremost toxicologists and an expert on nickel, nickel processes, nickel human health and environmental health, Dr. Bates 20+ year career has enhanced the dignity and status of the finishing industry. As recipient of this years Scientific Achievement Award, Dr. Bates will deliver the Blum Lecture at the 2015 SUR/FIN Conference.
Jim Jones of Dixie Industrial Finishing received the Taormina Award for his outstanding commitment to improving the industry. Jones expressed the importance of being an NASF member and the crucial part his participation in the organization has played in advancing his business and the industry overall.
In addition, seven esteemed NASF members were presented with Awards of Merit for their exceptional service of a local and/or national nature.
About the NASF
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) represents the total surface finishing industry as a key segment of the North American and global manufacturing value chain. Membership includes some of the industrys leading companies, and has membership linkages to job shop and captive applicators, chemistry and equipment supplier companies, global OEMs, technologists, manufacturing professionals and researchers. NASFs mission is to advance a sustainable future for the coatings industry and promote the vital role of surface technology in the global manufacturing value chain.
For further information on the NASF, visit nasf.org.
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