Eight industry awards were presented, including NAMF's summit recognition, the Sylvia C. Taormino Memorial Award, which went to retiring NAMF Board member David Norwine
Receives Top NAMF Award
NAMF presented eight industry awards during its annual Awards Reception and Banquet at the 1998 Joint Industry Convention in Phoenix.Highest accolades went to David Norwine
(far left) of Norwine Associates (MAMF-NJ/NY), who received the SYLVIO C. TAORMINA MEMORIAL AWARD-NAMF's most prestigious symbol of appreciation.The Award is traditionally bestowed on that individual whom NAMF recognizes as having performed the most outstanding services to the finishing industry, nationally or internationally.David Norwine
retired from the NAMF Board of Directors this year after having served faithfully for over ten years.He
was one of the founding members of the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) and chaired that group for the first two years.He
also served as co-chair of the NAMF Government Relations committee for two years and as chair for three additional years.He
was on every GR Committee during his
term on the Board and served as a non-Board member on the RCRA and Water Committees prior to that.Norwine
was a member of the NAMF Executive Committee for six years.He
has also been an extremely active member of the Master's Association of Metal Finishers (MAMF-NJ/NY) as a member of that organization's Board of Directors for more than 15 years, serving two terms as President.
Wayne Farren (PAMF) and Tom Schewe (CMFI) felt the need to concentrate more of their energies on business and personal matters back home, and David Norwine
(MAMF-NJ/NY), a faithful and stalwart member of the Board for many years, will continue his work as a consultant to the industry through Norwine Associates.