MPIF Distinguished Service Awards

July 17, 2013

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) announced recipients of its Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award during the recent PowderMet2013 conference in Chicago, USA, June 24 – 27.

Established in 1968, the award recognises North American individuals who have worked a minimum of 25 years in the PM industry and whose long term contributions and achievements deserve special recognition.

This year’s recipients are:

Susan M Abkowitz

COO and Vice President of Technology, Dynamet Technology, Inc., Burlington, MA

Robert T Beimel

President, JIT Tool & Die, Inc., Brockport, PA

Russell A Chernenkoff

Senior Research & Development Engineer, Metaldyne LLC, Plymouth, MI

Mark S Greenfield

Vice President, Global Material Science, Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, PA

Paul A Hauck

Director, Engineering, Marketing & Sales, Kinetics Climax, Inc., A Division of Freeport-McMoRan, Wilsonville, OR

Roger Lawcock, FAPMI

Director Product & Process Development, Stackpole International, Automotive Gear Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Gilles L’Espérance, FAPMI

Professor, Materials Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Quebéc, Canada

Michael E Lutheran

President, Royal Metal Powders Inc., An American Chemet Company, Maryville, TN

Nicholas T Mares

Vice President of Marketing, Asbury Graphite Mills, Inc., Asbury, NJ

James J Oakes

Vice President, ATI Tungsten Materials, Metalworking Products, Huntsville, AL

Richard Pfingstler

CEO, Atlas Pressed Metals, DuBois, PA

Joseph T. Strauss

President, HJE Company, Inc., Queensbury, NY


Winners of the 2013 MPIF Distinguished Service Awards. Left to right: Susan M Abkowitz, Robert T Beimel, Russell A Chernenkoff, Mark S Greenfield, Paul A Hauck and Roger Lawcock



Winners of the 2013 MPIF Distinguished Service Awards. Left to right: Joseph T Strauss, Richard Pfingstler, James J Oakes,Nicholas T Mares, Michael E Lutheran and Gilles L’Espérance  

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