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Metal Casting Technologies : March 2010
16 www.metals.rala.com.au BRIEFINGS of Scientific Merit, AFS Service Citations and Millionaires Safety Awards will be honored at special events held in conjunction with CastExpo'10 in Orlando during March. The Thomas W. Pangborn Gold Medal will be presented to Dr. Sergio Gallo (ret.), Teksid S.p.A, Torino, Italy, for "lifetime achievements educating engineers, directing research and development of new metallurgical processes for the production of iron and aluminum castings, and introducing these processes to the automotive industry." The Thomas W. Pangborn Gold Medal will be presented to Dr. Gallo at the AFS Annual Banquet on Sunday, March 21. Roy W. Lobenhofer, Lobenhofer Consulting Inc., Park Ridge, Ill., will receive the AFS Award of Scientific Merit. Lobenhofer will be honored "for a career marked by untiring efforts and unique abilities that enabled him to convert complicated technical metallurgical issues to a pragmatic level of understanding that could be productively applied on the operating floors of cast iron foundries, and for utilizing his computer skills and program knowledge to enable small foundries in problem solving and process control." AFS Service Citations are awarded annually to individuals who show outstanding general service to AFS, its chapters and the metalcasting industry. The 2010 winners of the AFS Service Citations are: ● Ian M. Kay, Hot Metal Technology LLC, Mundelein, Ill, "for his dedication to education and training excellence in the metalcasting industry, for sharing his knowledge of molding and casting processes, and for serving as an exemplary ambassador for the Cast Metals Institute, AFS and the metalcasting industry" ● Norris B. Luther, Luther & Associates, Tucson, Ariz., "in recognition of over 55 years of dedication and outstanding professional contributions in time and knowledge to improve the personnel, processes and facilities of the metalcasting industry" ● Peter C. Reich, Reich Companies, Trussville, Ala., "for dedication and service in advancing the American Foundry Society Birmingham District AFS Chapter, the AFS Southeast Regional, the Alabama Cast Metals Association and the metalcasting industry, exhibited through unconditional giving of time, talents, financial support and his knowledge and passion for the "art of castings" ● Harley G. Scoggins, Texas Cast Metals Association, Fort Worth, Texas, "for outstanding contributions and service to the American Foundry Society Texas Chapter, the Foundry Educational Foundation and the Texas Cast Metals Association." The Millionaires Safety Award recognizes facilities that reach million marks of consecutive man- hours worked without incurring an occupational injury or illness that results in days away from work. This year's award recipients include: ● 7 Million Man Hours ● John Deere Foundry, Waterloo, Iowa 1 Million Man Hours ● Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, Charlotte, N.C. ● MetalTek International, Wisconsin Centrifugal Division, Waukesha, Wis. ● U.S. Foundry & Manufacturing Corporation, Medley, Fla. The AFS Scientific Merit Awards, AFS Service Citations and Millionaires Safety Awards will be presented at the AFS President's Luncheon. Vale Herbert William (Bill) Reynolds When Bill Reynolds died on the 29th of January 2010 the Australian foundry industry lost one of its giants. Bill began his career as a Metallurgical Cadet at Australian Iron & Steel (AIS) Port Kembla in 1958 where he worked on the 250T blast furnaces. In 1960, he moved to Sydney where he was employed as Shift Chemist at Hadfields Steelworks. Later he worked in senior metallurgical capacities at Mason & Cox in Adelaide, and at Johns Perry Launceston. In the mid 1980's Bill started Tasmet Systems, a metallurgical consultancy service. During this time, Bill invented, manufactured and marketed a sand binder/catalyst blending system known as "Autocat". This unique system was subsequently installed in many foundries both in Australia and overseas. In his more than 50 years in the industry Bill assisted numerous foundries and manufacturers and was always willing to share his wealth of knowledge. Bill Reynolds, brilliant metallurgist, chemist and inventor, accomplished musician, loving husband, father and grandfather was 69. He will be sadly missed by his family and his industry.
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