Annual National Association for Surface Finishing awards program recognizes commitment and dedication of industry supporters.


NASF Honors Industry Advocates at SUR/FIN 2012

Annual National Association for Surface Finishing awards program recognizes commitment and dedication of industry supporters.

The National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, held a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2012 to recognize the contributions of select individuals who have demonstrated their longtime commitment to the surface finishing industry. The categories and winners were as follows:


Steve Brown, Broco Products
Art Brooks, KCH Engineered Systems
Barry Lee Cohen, Enthone
George Gatto, Gatto Industrial Platers
Graham Torr, Haviland USA
Brad Wiley, Rolls Royce
Scott Walker, Products Finishing Magazine

Criteria: Award of Merit is given to individuals for outstanding service of a local and/or national nature. The individuals who received this award are making a difference with their contributions to the industry, and their actions reflect the ethic of commitment and volunteer leadership that improve the association as well as the industry’s future.


Beth Gotthelf, Partner, Butzel Long
Evelyn Hallberg, Executive Director, Chicago Metal Finishers Institute
Dr. Keith Legg, President, Rowan Technology Group

Criteria: Award of Special Recognition is presented to individuals who are not members of the National Association for Surface Finishing but have made a significant contribution to the industry.


Jerry Wahlin, AAA Plating & Inspection, Inc.

Criteria: One of NASF’s most prestigious awards, given to an individual who has performed outstanding service to the finishing industry.



Bernie Haviland, Haviland USA

Criteria: Given to an NASF Supplier Member who, in the opinion of his/her peers, has significantly contributed to the future well being of the NASF and who exemplifies the traits of August P. Munning—his great interest, hard work, dedication, and selfless devotion to the metal finishing industry.


Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu

Criteria: 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 status of the profession
  • been involved in a combination of the above


David Marsh, Marsh Plating

Criteria: Focuses on the extraordinary service put forth by an NASF member.

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