The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) presented industry awards at its Sur/Fin Manufacturing and Technology Tradeshow and Conference this summer in Atlanta, recognizing volunteer leaders whose service, commitment and contribution has advanced both the association and the industry.
Awards Of Merit: Betty Lou Mueller, Frank Dunigan and Nancy Zapata
Awards of Merit are given to members of the industry who show meritorious service and achievement on both the local and national levels. The three recipients this year are:
- Frank Dunigan, A Brite Co., for his contribution to NASF through Sur/Fin as an exhibitor, corporate member and NASF 1000 contributor, and his regular participation in the Dallas branch of the AESF for many years.
- Betty Lou Mueller, Florida Finishers Corp., for her support of all activities within the organization, including planning and execution of the annual Mid-Winter Finishers Conference.
- Nancy Zapata, Control Electropolishing, for her work in the industry over the past 26 years and for establishing the company as a Minority Woman’s Business Enterprise. She has also been training her daughters to take over the company and has provided a foothold for women to be part of the surface finishing industry.
August P. Munning Award: Waasy Boddison, American Plating Power
The August P. Munning Award recognizes a member who has significantly contributed to the future well-being of the NASF/AESF and who exemplifies Munning’s traits. This year’s recipient, Waasy Boddison, has been a significant contributor to the industry through development of advanced rectifier technologies, has participated on numerous NASF committees and served as president of the Florida Finishers Corp. Boddison currently sits on the NASF national board.