NASF Recognizes Industry Leaders at Annual Conference

The National Association for Surface Finishing, which represents the interests of professionals throughout the surface coatings industry, presented several prestigious awards during its annual trade event, the 2019 SUR/FIN® Manufacturing and Technology Tradeshow and Conference, held June 3-5 at Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.


Back Row (left to right): Milt Stevenson, Jr., Curtis Goad, Dr. Keith Legg, Bobbi Burns, Paul Brancato, Jim Hankinson, Paul Skelton, Steve Brown (NASF President), Tony Revier (Awards Committee) Front Row (left to right): Jim Miille, Ray Lucas Not Pictured: Christopher Capalbo

NASF Presidential Award
Ray Lucas, President of Valley Chrome Plating Inc., received the award for his pioneering work with the NASF 1000, a fundraiser which secured support for national industry representation and action.

Silvio C. Taormina Memorial Award
Paul Brancato, Vice President of Epner Technology Inc., recently concluded his term as NASF President and continues to serve in leadership roles with the Masters’ Association for Metal Finishers and the NASF Board of Directors.

August P. Munning Award
The honoree must be a peer-nominated supplier who has made significant contributions to the posterity of NASF. With two patents pending for improved welding and anchored PVC linings, Curtis Goad, CEO of GOAD CO., has been an innovator of tank lining system fabrication and installation for over 40 years.

Scientific Achievement Award
Presented to a member who successfully advanced the theory and practice of electroplating. Dr. Keith Legg, CTO of Corrdesa LLC., has facilitated collaboration between the NASF and the Department of Defense as part of his work with corrosion solutions.

Award of Merit
Paul Skelton, Christopher Capalbo, Bobbi Burns, Jim Hankinson

NASF Fellows of 2019
Jim Miille, Milt Stevenson, Jr.