AMPP Announces Winners of 2024 Service, Technical Awards

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The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), the global authority in materials protection and performance, has announced the recipients of its 2024 service and technical awards.

These awards will be presented during the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, which will be held from March 3-7, 2024, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

These prestigious awards serve as a testament to the exceptional achievements and groundbreaking contributions in materials protection and performance. 

“The AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is a convergence of unparalleled expertise and innovation in our industries,” says Rebecca Griebe, senior director of user experience at AMPP. “Our annual awards stand as a tribute to exceptional individuals whose contributions are reshaping the landscape of our field. This year's honorees have showcased excellence in research, teaching, technical practice, and volunteerism, making substantial strides in advancing corrosion control and materials performance.”

The recipients of the 2024 AMPP service and technical awards will be unveiled during the conference's Honoree Night, providing a platform to acknowledge the exemplary achievements of these outstanding individuals. The awards ceremony is expected to inspire professionals in the field and foster an environment of collaboration and mentorship.

Service and technical award winners include the following:

Willis Whitney Technical Achievement Award

Russell Brannon & John Keane Signature Award

  • Teresa Estela Perez

Joyce Wright Industry Impact Award

  • Zineb Belarbi

Educator Award

  • Recipient in honor of Herbert Uhlig: Rajeev Gupta
  • Recipient in honor of Richard Drisko: Martin Alejandro Rodriguez

Publications Awards

  • Nicholas Laycock, Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Federico Bertasi

Fellow Honor

  • Hisashi Amaya, Torben Lund Skovhus, Ardjan Kopliku, Jason S. Lee, Dawei Zhang, Alyn Jenkins, Tao Chen, Toleti Subba Rao, Kamlesh Chandra, Gregory R. Ruschau, Mark Yunovich, Francois Ayello 

Early Career Excellence Award

  • Lindsey M Blohm, Thu Tran Addis

Elaine Bowman Distinguished Service Award

  • Yousef Khuraibut, Nurul Asni Mohamed, Jordan Groody, Laszlo Forgo, Brett John Johnson, David Enos

Oladis Troconis de Rincón Field Applied Technology Award

  • Kurt Lawson, Gustavo Adolfo Romero Urdaneta, Mark Yunovich

Distinguished Organization Award

  • Research & Analytical Services Department, Saudi Aramco 

Project award winners were also announced as part of AMPP’s 2024 program. These winners include the following: 

Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehabilitation: Washington, DC, USA

  • Structure Owner: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Applicator: Blastech Enterprises, Inc.
  • Coating material supplier: Sherwin-Williams
  • Excellence in Coating Craftsmanship: Project in honor of E. Crone Knoy and Charles Munger

Etiwanda Pipeline: Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga, California

  • Structure owner: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Contractor: F. D. Thomas
  • Coating material supplier: Carboline
  • Excellence in Management of a Complex Materials Protection: Project in honor of George Campbell

Sunoco LP Tank 32001: Linden, New Jersey, USA

  • Structure owner: Sunoco LP
  • Contractor: Dave Cushman
  • Coating material supplier: Carboline Company
  • Excellence in Technical Support of Materials Protection Systems

Hoyer Tanks Chemical Linings Project: Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China

  • Contractor/applicator: Nantong Fuchen Tank Co., Ltd
  • Coating material supplier: Advanced Polymer Coatings
  • Outstanding Achievement in Coatings Work in a Fixed Shop: Project in honor of Eric Kline

Robotically Coating of a Mock Tanker Car: Alberta, Canada

  • Applicator: Confined Space Robotics Inc.
  • Coating material supplier: AkzoNobel Canada
  • Outstanding Engineering in the Area of Materials Protection or Remediation

Ellensburg Water Tower: Spokane, WA, USA

  • Structure owner: City of Ellensburg
  • Contractor/applicator: Marlin Peterson 
  • Coating material supplier: Sherwin-Williams
  • Recognition of Excellence in Aesthetic Merit in a Coatings Project: Project in honor of William Johnson

The gala is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, at the World War II Museum, where honorees and guests will enjoy a relaxing evening of networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Tickets are $75 each and are available at conference registration.

About AMPP

AMPP is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. Established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, the new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. 

Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 34,000 members in more than 140 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. 

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