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Metalcasting Award Winners Announced

February 6, 2012

The American Foundry Society (AFS) has announced the 2012 winners of the metalcasting industry’s most prestigious awards—the William H. McFadden Gold Medal and the AFS Awards of Scientific Merit and AFS Service Citations. These awards will be presented at the 116th Metalcasting Congress in Columbus, Ohio, April 17-20.

The William H. McFadden Gold Medal will be presented to Paul Cervellero, owner, Induction Melting & Holding Systems LLC, Feasterville, Pa., for “leadership in developing and sharing the science and technology of induction melting through AFS and the Cast Metals Institute and for leadership and vision in sustaining a more dynamic metalcasting industry.” The Gold Medal will be presented to Cervellero at the AFS Annual Banquet on Wed., April 18.

The AFS Award of Scientific Merit is awarded annually and has three winners for 2012:

Iulian Riposan, professor at Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, was chosen to receive the award “for advancing the knowledge of the cast iron industry through extensive research and for generously sharing his knowledge and expertise with the industry.”
Ralph Showman, senior staff metallurgist at ASK Chemicals, Dublin, Ohio, was chosen to receive the award for his “extensive research and excellence in technology transfer in the areas of metallurgy, core and mold making.”
David Weiss, vice president sales and engineering at Eck Industries, Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., was chosen to receive to award for his “technical innovations in light metal casting, application of best practices in premium castings, and leadership in the AFS Division Council, Technology Development Council and Research Board.”

The AFS Service Citation is awarded annually to individuals who show outstanding general service to AFS, its chapter and the metalcasting industry. Three winners were chosen for 2012:

Gregory Miskinis, director of research & process development for ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Waupaca, Wis., was chosen “for serving the metalcasting industry through participation in AFS research activities and the education of casting designers and end users.”
Raymond Monroe, executive vice president for the Steel Founders’ Society of America, Crystal Lake, Ill., was chosen “for dedicated service to the metalcasting industry and service to the Cast Metals Coalition, the Alliance for Materials Manufacturing Excellence, and the American Metalcasting Consortium.”
Sandy Salisbury Linton, CFO/co-owner of Tonkawa Foundry Inc., Tonkawa, Okla., was chosen for her “dedication, service and leadership as an advocate and champion for the American Foundry Society, the Cast Metals Institute, the Plains States chapter and the metalcasting industry.”

The AFS Scientific Merit and the AFS Service Citation Awards will be presented at the President’s Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting on Friday, April 20.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill, AFS is a not-for-profit technical and management society that has existed since 1896 to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.