During the 2017 Die Casting Congress and Tabletop the North American Die Casting Association will recognize individuals for their significant contributions to the die casting industry. These prestigious awards will be presented at the Die Casting Industry Awards Luncheon in Altanta,GA on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. A list of Past Recipients is available here.
The members of the NADCA Awards Committee are: Leonard A. Cordaro, Chairman, Premier Die Casting Company; Eric Treiber, Chicago White Metal; Robert P. Dathe, A & B Die Casting Inc.; Drew S. Debrey, Cal-Miser Aluminum Systems Inc.; Tom Thomas, California Die Casting Inc.
For 2017, the Committee will present the following award:
Doehler Award: Presented for outstanding contribution to the advancement of the die casting industry or to the art of die casting as represented by:
- Technical Achievement — as measured by significant scientific contributions of a metallurgical or engineering nature relating to the die casting process, including casting alloys, die steels and die practices, finishing methods, machine design and related subjects.
- Advancement in Plant Operations — of a management or administrative nature and related to the operational phases of the industry; safety procedures, devices and techniques; practical mechanical advances and other accomplishments directly related to efficiency; economy and safety of plant operation.
- Other Activities—not primarily of a scientific or operational nature that result in the enhancement of the reputation and acceptability of die castings. All contributions to the art of die casting and advancement of the industry are to be evaluated on the applicability of the contribution to the die casting industry as a whole.
Interested in nominating someone for this award?
Your response should detail the nominee’s contributions to the die casting industry that meet the criteria and include the names of any other NADCA members who are in support of the nomination. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2017. All nominations received will be submitted, in confidence, to the NADCA Awards Committee for consideration.
Please submit nominations to Steve Udvardy:
North American Die Casting Association
3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 101
Arlington Heights, IL 60004