2012 NASF Industry Awards
Recognizing Volunteers and their Contributions
At SUR/FIN in Las Vegas, NASF continued a time honored tradition of presenting awards to acknowledge the leadership of our peers who have dedicated a great deal of their time (with little fanfare) to ensure a strong association and vibrant future. This event symbolizes what is good about our association and the many individuals who care deeply about our industry.
NASF recognized a number of well deserving individuals to receive the following awards:
The Presidential Award
The Presidential Award focuses on the extraordinary service put forth by an NASF member who is actively participating on the national level.
2012 Recipient: David Marsh, Marsh Plating
The August P. Munning Award
The August P. Munning Award is given to a supplier member, who, in the opinion of his or her peers, has significantly contributed to the future well being of the Association and who exemplifies the traits of August P. Munning— his great interest, hard work, dedication, and selfless devotion to the metal finishing industry.
2012 Recipient: Bernie Haviland, Haviland
The Taormina Award
The Taormina Award, one of NASF’s most prestigious awards, is given to an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry. The award winners over the years have been among the most dedicated individuals to improving our industry.
2012 Recipient: Jerry Wahlin, AAA Platers
The Scientific Achievement Award
The 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, has raised the quality of processes and products, has enhanced the dignity and status of the profession or has been involved in a combination of these. The first recipient of this award was Dr. William Blum Sr., who was instrumental in the establishment of fundamental research in the Society.
2012 Recipient: Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Suzuka National College of Technology
The Award of Merit
The Award of Merit is given to individuals for outstanding service of a local and/or national nature. Recipients who receive this award are truly deserving given their tireless efforts at the affiliate and branch level and their selfless devotion to the industry.
KCH Engineered Systems
Gatto Industrial Platers
Award of Special Recognition
Butzel Long Law Firm
Chicago Metal Finishers Institute