MPIF Announces 2019 Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award Recipients

Press Release Summary:

The Awards Committee of Metal Powder Industries Federation names 2019 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy award winners. These awards are given to individuals who actively served North American PM industry for at least a duration of 25 years. The award recipients are Denis Christopherson, Zhigang Fang, Robert M. Gasior, Ryuichiro Goto, William A. Heath, Stephen J. Lanze, Deepak Madan, David Milligan, Thomas Pfingstler, Daniel P. Reardon, Christopher T. Schade, Michael Stucky and C. James Trombino.

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Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Awards Announced

The Metal Powder Industries Federation's (MPIF) Awards Committee has announced the recipients of the 2019 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award that recognizes individuals who have actively served the North American PM industry for at least 25 years and, in the minds of their peers, deserve special recognition.

2019 Award Recipients (Company name in parenthesis indicates employer at time of retirement) 

  • Denis Christopherson, PMT, Federal-Mogul Powertrain
  • Zhigang (Zak) Fang, FAPMI, University of Utah
  • Robert M. Gasior, Arconic Technical Center
  • Ryuichiro Goto, Engineered Sintered Components
  • William A. Heath, PMT, MPP
  • Stephen J. Lanzel, Catalus Corporation
  • Deepak Madan, Luxfer Magtech
  • David Milligan, North American Höganäs Co.
  • Thomas Pfingstler, Atlas Pressed Metals
  • Daniel P. Reardon, Abbott Furnace Company
  • Christopher T. Schade, Hoeganaes Corporation
  • Michael Stucky, Norwood Injection Technologies, LLC
  • C. James Trombino, (Metal Powder Industries Federation) 

The awards ceremony will take place at the Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, during the POWDERMET2019 and AMPM2019 conferences in Phoenix, Arizona.

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For further information contact Dora Schember at or (609) 452-7700.

About the Metal Powder Industries Federation

Metal Powder Industries Federation is the North American trade association formed by the powder metallurgy industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries and provides a single point of reference for all MPIF member companies.

About APMI International

APMI International is a non-profit professional society which promotes the advancement of powder metallurgy and particulate materials as a science. Its purpose is to disseminate and exchange information about PM and particulate materials through publications, conferences, and other activities of the society.

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