Leadership Spotlight: Waasy Boddison

POSTED: July 16, 2018

Waasy Boddison is President of American Plating Power, LLC (Fort Myers, FL.). He holds a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. Waasy has been actively involved in the metal finishing industry for 18 years, serving currently as the President of the Florida Finishers Association. Waasy is an active member of the NASF, having served on the Sur/Fin committee for 10 years, including as Chair; he participated for 3 years on the NASF nomination committee, and has served since 2016 as an NASF board member. He also serves on the membership and education committee for the AAC.

Waasy originally became involved with the NASF for education, networking, and the belief that “you give back what you take.” He is enthusiastic about continuing to help the metal finishing industry grow and create new opportunities.

 



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Form 300A must be submitted electronically by July 1, 2018

POSTED: June 29, 2018

Washington, DC – The National Association for Surface Finishing sends this reminder: submit your 2017 injury and illness summary report electronically to OSHA today, before Sunday’s deadline.

OSHA estimates that 450,000+ US companies must submit 2017 Form 300A data under the agency’s tracking system – the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). Companies are required to submit Form 300A if they meet these criteria:

  • Large Companies – If you have 250 or more employees and are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records.
  • Small and Medium-Size Companies – If you have 20-249 employees and are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. This category includes most manufacturing operations, including companies in the surface finishing industry.

More information on this reporting requirement is available on the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html.

For further information, please contact Jeff Hannapel with NASF at jhannapel@thepolicygroup.com



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NASF/AESF Foundation and College for Creative Studies (CCS) Announce 2018 Program Winners

POSTED: May 14, 2018

The 2018 annual Bright Design Challenge sponsored by NASF/AESF Foundation in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) located in Detroit, Michigan are proud to announce the winners of the Spring 2018 semester program. This year’s program, “Advancing Identity for the Next Automotive Era” was taught by Associate Professor Raphael Zammit, MFA Chair of Transportation Design, and asked students to reimagine conventions for automotive identity that will be relevant in the coming age of fully electric and autonomous vehicles for the years 2025-2035.

For the past century, vehicle identities (faces) have evolved almost primarily from the design of major functional components such as air intakes (grilles) and lighting (headlamps). Next generation vehicles, however, may rely less (if at all) on such components due to continual advances in technology. While modern vehicles have already been incorporating faux versions of old technologies (grilles & lighting) purely for the sake of familiarity or to maintain the invested brand equity of an ‘established face’, next generation vehicles will need to establish new conventions to convey signature identities in order to not appear antiquated or inauthentic. The exploration, development, and innovation of surface finishes offers an exciting and wholly appropriate avenue for expressing identity in an entirely new context (of the coming era) of advanced mobility.

Course Objectives:

  1. Create new conventions of identity on both the brand and vehicular level through the unconventional research and application of materiality, color, texture, pattern, and form as expressed through surface finishes.
  2. Employ the concept of researched “aesthetic messaging” to elevate the use of surface finishes beyond styling decor, into ‘communicative language devices’.
  3. Celebrate the full creative and expressive potential of surface finishes through the creation of visually compelling video animations that highlight the surface concepts (by targeting viewers focus to those areas on vehicle).

Out of the eight students who participated in the program, five stood out as they skillfully applied finishing to their futuristic automotive concept designs.

Winners:

1st – Sung Hyun Kim
2nd – Won Choi
3rd – Zinan Nui

Honorable Mentions:
Yeong-soo Choi
Deven Khatri

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Leadership Spotlight: Kyle Hankinson

POSTED: February 14, 2018

Kyle HankinsonKyle Hankinson is the President of KCH Engineered Systems. For nearly 40 years, KCH has been a technology leader in the design and manufacture of industrial ventilation systems and wet process lines for various markets within the surface finishing industry.
Kyle is a second-generation owner at KCH, which was started by his father, Ken Hankinson in 1979. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University, along with Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot Ratings in Helicopters and Airplanes with the FAA. He is a Certified Electroplater-Finisher (CEF), and is very active within the Surface Finishing industry. Kyle has served on the NASF Board of Directors and SUR/FIN® Steering Committee for several years now. Kyle also represents the surface finishing industry on the American Society of Safety Engineers, Z9 Committee for Industrial Ventilation Standards. While on the NASF board, Kyle has focused much of his efforts toward growing the NASF organization and SUR/FIN® Tradeshow through expanding its reach into areas such as the Southeastern US. He also believes “If you build it, they will come” strongly supporting continued development and growth of the AESF Foundation’s training program.
Kyle served in the US Army for nearly 10 years as an Aviator and Pilot in Command of the AH-64D Helicopter, and is currently in an inactive status with the Ready Reserve. He often talks of how critical our industry is to the people and machines that perform the very dangerous missions of the United States Military.


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NASF Launches 2018 Industry Awards Program

POSTED: January 26, 2018

During SUR/FIN 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio NASF will again recognize strong leaders who have selflessly dedicated their time and resources to the Surface Finishing Industry. These volunteers work to further the association on both the local and national stages so the next generation of professionals have even greater support and opportunities. This recognition of key leaders who have gone above and beyond, demonstrate what is unique and admired about our association and I hope you will join us at the NASF Annual Meeting held during SUR/FIN to thank those for their efforts.

NASF will recognize a number of well deserving individuals to receive the following awards:

Award of Merit
Outstanding service of a local and/or national nature – Recipients truly deserving of this award have given a great deal of time, effort and devotion to the industry on either a local or national level.

Taormina Award
One of NASF’s most prestigious awards given to an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry. Past award winners have been among the most dedicated individuals to improving our industry.

August P. Munning Award
Given to a supplier member who, in the opinion of his peers, has significantly contributed to the future well-being of the Association and exemplifies the traits of August P. Munning—his great interest, hard work, dedication and selfless devotion to the metal finishing industry.

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; raised the quality of processes and products; enhanced the dignity and status of the profession; or has been involved in a combination of these efforts. The first recipient of this award was Dr. William Blum, Sr., who was instrumental in the establishment of fundamental research in the Society.

Presidential Award
Focuses on the extraordinary service put forth by an NASF member who is actively participating on the national level, going above and beyond the capacity of most.

NASF will be accepting nominations for these awards until March 30th and will be approved by the NASF Awards Committee.

Submit Your Nomination Today!



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The Personal and Industry Advantages of NASF Membership

POSTED: January 26, 2018

Many times, “benefits” or advantages of membership can be broken into two groups – Personal and Industry. What do I get and what does the industry get for being a member of NASF? Below are just some of the many advantages of being a member of NASF.

Personal Value:

  • Access to credible, up-to-date regulatory information
  • Access to world-class industry training provided by the NASF/AESF Foundation
  • Networking opportunities during top-notch professional events: SUR/FIN, Leadership Conference, and Washington Forum
  • Opportunity to gain leadership experience in the industry: local and national NASF boards
  • Discounted member rates for industry training and events
  • Complimentary access to technical articles located at STERC.org
  • Complimentary membership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Industry Value:

  • Contribute to industry standards and guidelines to support quality
  • Influence legislation and regulation on local, state, and national level
  • Promote greater public awareness for the industry in your communities
  • Participate and gain access to industry surveys
  • Ability to support student education and encourage entry in the field
  • Sponsorship opportunities across many industry programs


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