Major FSCT awards presented at Annual Meeting.The following awards were presented as part of the FSCT FSCT Federation of Societies for Coating Technology
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The FSCT President's Award was presented to Charles R. Hegedus, Chair, and the FSCT Publications Committee. This award recognizes and honors significant contributions made on behalf of the Federation during the tenure of a president. President David Jack presented the award to Dr. Hegedus in "grateful recognition for significant contributions to FSCT publication efforts" in the development of the two new FSCT journals: JCT JCT Junction
JCT Jerusalem College of Technology
JCT Joint Contracts Tribunal (UK build contracts governing body)
JCT Journal of Coatings Technology
JCT John Christner Trucking
JCT Journal of Curriculum Theorizing RESEARCH and JCT COATINGSTECH.
Distinguished Service Award
The FSCT Distinguished Service Award was presented to David Jack, of the Toronto Society, in grateful recognition of his valuable contributions to the progress of the Federation while serving as President of the organization in 2002-2003.
John A. Gordon General John Alexander Gordon (born August 22, 1946, in Jefferson City, Missouri) was deputy director of central intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. He served as the President's Homeland Security advisor from 2003 to 2004. Best Paper Award
The FSCT presented its third annual John A. Gordon Best Paper Award to Charles Sizemore, Taesam Kim, and Chhiu-Tsu Lin, of Northern Illinois University , for their paper, "Chrome-Free Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Coatings for Surface Pretreatments Monitored by LIBS LIBS Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Technique." The award recognizes the best paper presented during the FSCT Annual Meeting Program based on new and original scientific content and presentation effectiveness.
Roon Foundation Award
These cash awards and plaques, established by the late Leo Leo, in astronomy
Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Roon, and administered by the Coatings Industry Education Foundation, are for the best technical papers entered in the competition and submitted for presentation at the FSCT's Annual Meeting by individuals associated with the organic coatings industry.
First Prize: "Mg-Rich Coatings: A New Paradigm for Cr-free Corrosion Protection of A1 Aerospace Alloys"--Michael E. Nanna and Gordon P. Bierwagen, North Dakota State University North Dakota State University, at Fargo; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1890 as North Dakota Agricultural College, achieved university status in 1960. , Fargo, ND
Second Prize: "Modes and Mechanisms for the Degradation of Fusion Bonded Epoxy-Coated Steel in Marine Concrete Environments"--Tinh Nguyen and Jonathan W. Martin, National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest. , Gaithersburg, MD.
Third Prize: "Effect of Composition on Performance Properties in Cationic cationic
having qualities dependent on having free cations available.
are wetting agents that disrupt or damage cell membranes, denature proteins and inactivate enzymes. UV-Curable Coating Systems"--Heather A. Nash, Heidi J. Docktor, and Dean C. Webster, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
Annual Meeting Poster Session
First Prize: "Organically Modified Layered Silicates in UV Curable Formulations"--Fawn M. Uhl, Brian R. Hinderliter, Prashanth Davuluri, Stuart G. Croll, Shing Chung Wong, and Dean C. Webster, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
Second Prize: "Mold Release Potential of Polydimethylsiloxane Coatings Using a Variety of Curing Methods"--David P. Dworak and Mark D. Soucek, University of Akron Enrollment in fall 2006 was 23,539 students. The school offers more than 200 undergraduate degrees  and 100 graduate degrees . The University's best-known program is its College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, which is located in a , Akron, OH.
Third Prize: "Associative Thickener-Surfactant Interactions"--Ryan Garcia, Jeff Liao, and Ray Fernando, California Polytechnic State University This article is about the university in San Luis Obispo, California. For Cal Poly Pomona, see California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
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Staff Longevity Awards
In recognition of her 25 years of employment with the FSCT, Dorothy Kwiatkowski was presented with a Staff Longevity Award by President Jack.
C. Homer Flynn Exhibit Awards
The following companies were recipients of the 2003 C. Homer Flynn Exhibit Awards, presented for outstanding exhibits on the basis of technical excellence, educational value, attractiveness, and novelty.
Single: Palmer International, Skippack, PA (1-year exhibitor)
Double: MeadWestvaco Corp., N. Charleston, SC (5-year exhibitor)
3-5: Heucotech Ltd., Fairless Hills, PA (13-year exhibitor)
6-9: King Industries, Norwalk, CT (21-year exhibitor)
10+: BYK-Chemie USA, Wallingford, CT (39-year exhibitor)
Single: CEI CEI Competitive Enterprise Institute
CEI Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (Italian bishop conference)
CEI Central European Initiative
CEI Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano (Italian Electrotechnical Committee) ColorEng, Salem, NH (3-year exhibitor)
Double: Buhler Inc./Drais-DM, Minneapolis, MN (14-year exhibitor)
3+: RPA RPA Remote Patron Authentication
RPA Rural Payments Agency (UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
RPA Replication Protein A
RPA RNAse Protection Assay
RPA Regional Plan Association
RPA Random-Phase Approximation Process Technologies, Portage, MI (12-year exhibitor)
Just Normlicht Inc., Bristol, PA (1-year exhibitor)
Laboratory and Testing Equipment
NETZSCH Incorporated, Exton, PA (27-year exhibitor)
Suppliers recognized for 50 years of participation in ICE (formerly the Paint Industries' Show) were: Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW TYO: 4850 ) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan. Overview
The Dow Chemical Company is currently the second largest chemical manufacturer in the World (after BASF). , Midland, MI; Troy Corporation, Florham Park, NJ; and World Minerals Inc., Lompoc, CA.
Gerry Gough Receives FSCT George Baugh Heckel Award
Gerry J. Gough, Quality Manager for ICI (language) ICI - An extensible, interpretated language by Tim Long with syntax similar to C. ICI adds high-level garbage-collected associative data structures, exception handling, sets, regular expressions, and dynamic arrays. Packaging Coatings Ltd., Birmingham, England, received the Federation's highest honor, the George Baugh Heckel Award, at the Opening Session of the FSCT's Annual Meeting on November 13, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA. Considered the most prestigious of FSCT awards, the Heckel Award recognizes the outstanding contributions that an individual has made to the organization's interest and prestige. Established in 1951, the Award is dedicated to the memory of George Baugh Heckel, who served as Temporary Chairman when the Federation was organized in 1922, and as Secretary for many years thereafter.
According to Heckel Award Committee Chair, Rose Ryntz of Visteon Corp., who presented Mr. Gough with the award, "Gerry has been a pillar of strength and endurance through the six years that I have known him. He has led the Federation as President in a time of tremendous change, yet his professionalism and collegiate spirit have made working with him a pure delight." Mr. Gough was "honored and humbled," when he accepted the award, "especially given that this award is the highest that the Federation can bestow, and the list of previous recipients reads like a 'Who's Who' of eminent members of our organization and the industry." Mr. Gough is the first resident of the United Kingdom to receive the Heckel Award.
Mr. Gough has contributed to the FSCT in many capacities, with years of service at both the international and the local level. The 78th President of the FSCT in 1999-2000, Mr. Gough was the first resident of the United Kingdom to serve as the organization's head. From 1990-1997, he was a member of the FSCT Board of Directors as the Representative of the Birmingham Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Club (recently renamed the British Society for Coatings Technology). He was a member of the FSCT's Executive Committee from 1994-2001, and also served as Chair of the FSCT's Society Speaker Awards Committee (1987-88), was a member of the Liaison Committee (1990-97), the Professional Development Committee (1997-98), and Heckel Award Committee (1999-2001) and Chair of the Nominations Committee (2000-01). He serves as the Federation's Representative to IUPAC IUPAC: see International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. (1990 to present).
President of the Birmingham Club in 1987-88, Mr. Gough served as Publicity Officer in 1983-84, and served on the Club's Executive (1983-97), Program (1983, 1987-88), Membership (1994-99), and Technical (1981-92) Committees. In recognition of his many contributions to the Society, he was awarded the Club's Distinguished Service Certificate in 1994 and was elected an Honorary Life Member of the Society in 2001. Mr. Gough currently serves as Honorary Treasurer for the British Society.
Mr. Gough is Quality Manager for ICI Packaging Coatings Ltd. He has represented the British Coatings industry (BCF BCF Billion Cubic Feet
BCF Bioconcentration Factor
BCF British Chess Federation
BCF British Coatings Federation
BCF Breast Cancer Fund
BCF Bank Credit Facility
BCF Bulked Continuous Filament
BCF British Cycling Federation
BCF Boeing Converted Freighter ) on BSI BSI - British Standards Institute committees, and the European coatings industry (CEPE CEPE Centre for Energy Policy and Economics
CEPE European Confederation of Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Manufacturers Associations
CEPE Central Experimental and Proving Establishment ) on a European standards (CEN CEN - Conseil Européen pour la Normalisation.
A body coordinating standardisation activities in the EEC and EFTA countries. ) committee. Mr. Gough is a member of the Gallows Bird Society. Educated at Coventry Technical College, Mr. Gough has been active in the coatings industry for 33 years. He was elected to Associate Grade of Professional Membership of the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA OCCA Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
OCCA Oil & Colour Chemists' Association
OCCA Oregon Community College Association
OCCA Orthodox Catholic Church of America
OCCA Organized Crime Control Act
OCCA Open Cooperative Computing Architecture ) in 1997 and awarded Fellowship of OCCA in 2001.
International Groups Cited
At the FSCT Opening Session, Colin Penny, Chair of the FSCT International Relations Committee, presented special citations to two individuals in recognition of their efforts to strengthen the bonds and mutual cooperation between their respective organizations and FSCT, as well as for advancing the state of coatings technology in the Americas: Violeta Benedetti (SATER) (below left) was recognized for the development of a new technical publication, Recubrimientos, and Consuelo Pelaez (STAR) (below right) was honored for her work in developing and organizing coatings events in the Andean region.