Distinguished Service Award

NACE Distinguished Service Award

This award is given for distinguished service to NACE by an elected or appointed member, or a group (under exceptional circumstances), for duties, responsibilities, or assignments, performed at the section, region, area, or association level. Therefore, the nature of the distinguished service to NACE should be described in detail.

A maximum of 10 awards may be given in any year. Each recipient will receive an inscribed award.

2021 Recipient(s)

Kalliopi K. Aligizaki

Senior Consulting Engineer, Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Recognized for her dedication to the NACE association and her innovative ideas while serving the association in multiple Officer positions to improve member participation on STG 01 and its subgroups. She has a vast USA and European experience in corrosion assessment and control, sustainable concrete structures, forensic analysis, and project management.

Mohsen Achour

ConocoPhillips, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Recognized for his efforts in promoting corrosion control strategies/standardization, and NACE presence worldwide, through involvement and leadership in key technical/coordination groups and events. He also has provided leadership in the oil and gas industry within the area of corrosion management over the span 20 years.

Zahid Amjad

Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio, USA

Recognized for leadership and dedication in organizing technical symposia at NACE annual conventions and his commitment to the success of NACE for over 30 years. He has been a leader in supporting NACE activities and organizing symposia in the important water treatment area of corrosion control technology.

Stephen F. Biagiotti, Jr

Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, The Woodlands, TX, USA

Recognized for his dedicated service helping to guide and enhance the capacity, quality and direction of the association - ranging from a technical contributor to association leadership and also for his innovative and creative contributions to Education Activities and to support TCC Managing.

Phil Nigel Dent

Element Materials Technology, London, UK

Recognized for his professional achievements, specifically his outstanding contributions in the development of corrosion standards in the oil & gas and marine industries and his commitment to the success of NACE International.

Ameeq Farooq

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Recognized for significant contribution to the development and promotion of NACE Islamabad Pakistan Section. He is actively involved in disseminating corrosion awareness through continuing education by consistently organizing seminars and conferences in Pakistan.

Raul B. Rebak

General Electric, Schenectady, NY, USA

Recognized for representing NACE International at MS&T Conferences, increasing NACE participation and revenue through the organization of symposia at the MS&T fall meetings. Mr. Rebak has also an active participation over numerous years on multiple NACE committees at the Association level.

Joseph Saxton

Colonial Pipeline, Woodbury, New Jersey, USA

Recognized for served as a Chairman of the Philadelphia Section of NACE and is currently the Trustee for the section as well as Vice Chairman for the Eastern Area Section of NACE. He is active in section activities including the Liberty Bell Corrosion Course. Joseph currently works for Colonial Pipeline as a District Corrosion Manager.

Manish Kumar Sogani

GAIL Limited, Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Recognized for his leadership and commitment in the growth of NACE International objectives in the Pipeline Industry in North India. He pioneered the organizing and hosting of workshops titled “Jung Se Jung” (Fight against Corrosion) for creating awareness on contemporary issues in Oil & Gas Industries for Combating Corrosion.

Ardjan Kopliku

BP America Inc., Houston, Texas, USA

Recognized for his leadership in NACE Technical Activities and championing of new initiatives to strenghten the overall NACE Standards Program. He is a materials and corrosion engineer with tireless efforts with TG245 and the standard for Erosion Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry.

Past Recipients

  • 2020
    George Waid
    Hasan Sabri
    Manohar Narayana
    Michelle Sauceda
    Dr. Narendra Kumar
    Richard T. Hill
    Richard Norsworthy
    Thomas L. Ladwein
  • 2019
    Abdulhameed Al-Hashem
    Abdul Razzaq Al-Shamri
    Bill Hedges
    Brent Harle
    Ed Ondak
    Sunder Ramachandran
    Fred Saenz
    Matt Waldrop
  • 2018
    Abdullah Alghamdi
    Mario Celant
    Gerald Holton
    Michelle Lau
    Conchita Mendez
    Paul Noyce
    Alberto Valdes
  • 2017
    Debra Boisvert
    Lorrie Krebs
    John Broomfield, FNACE
    Chuck Fite
    Nancy Graves
    David Kolman
    Roberto Malfanti
    Michael Melampy
    Nihal Obeyesekere
    Scott Rice
  • 2016
    Khlefa Esaklul
    George Richards
    Vilapanur Ravi
    Scott Young
    Drew Haiko
    Jerry Bauman
    Mark Mucek
  • 2015
    Stuart Bond
    Dr. Kimberly Joy-Harris
    Mongkol Mahavongtrakul
    Ramesh Nagar
    Sam Seagraves
  • 2014
    Michael Ames
    Paul R. Nichols
    Bruce A. Cookingham
    Raymond Quinter
    Richard B. Eckert
    Kenneth Tator
    Dr. Bob Fu
    Leslie Thompson
    George M. Krewson
  • 2013
    Michael K. Baach
    Dr. Graham E.C. Bell
    Kat Coronado
    Rodney Einer
    Dr. Carlos A. Palacios T.
    Tom Weber
  • 2012
    Cris Conner
    Dr. Peter Elliott
    Joseph Boivin
    Daniel E. Powell
    Dr. Gabriel Ogundele
    Irwin Joubert
  • 2011
    Rick Underwood
    Sam McFarland
    Allan Headon
  • 2010
    Hira Ahluwalia
    Kevin C. Garrity
    Peter Mayer
    Jane Brown
    James Haff
    Bob Horne
  • 2009
    John Chase
    Grant Firth
    Budd Melvin
    John Olson
    Andrea Parker
    Bob Phang
    Joe Pikas
    Antony Simcoe
  • 2008
    B. Bertrand
    T. Bieri
    C. I. Cruz
    B. Fouracre
    L. Gray
    P. Sidky
    S. Williamson
  • 2006
    O. Drescher
    A. Hevle
    S. Moody
    A. Murty
    P. Rothman
    D. Olson
    S. Suess
    L. Vincent
  • 2005
    S. Derdemezis
    D. Efird
    L. Johnson
    P. Sly
    D. Webster
  • 2004
    C. F. Britton
    S. K. Brubaker
    J.E. Feather
    D. R. Howard
    K. M. Karmil
    B. J. Saldanha
    S. N. Smith
    C. F. Speed
  • 2003
    V.S. Agarwala
    D.L. Johnson
    L.J. Moore
    R.W. Revie
    D.J. Truax
  • 2002
    C.L. Balerio
    D.F. Bowers
    D.R. Carenza
    M.M. Chauviere
    E.W. Klechka
    T.F. May
    D.T. Perrigo
    L.A. Scribner
    J.S. Tinnea
    G.R. Young
  • 2001
    B.S. Covino
    J. Cullum
    J. Didas
    S.C. Hall
    S.A. Jones
    G.M. Lewis
    K.T. Parker
    R.M. Speck
    R.C. Strong
    T.J. Tehada
  • 2000
    R.C. Brelsford
    L.R. Grace
    A.L. Hendricks
    P.A. Herbert
    S. Nikolakakos
    J.S. Poncio
    T.I. Purvis
  • 1999
    R.L. Bianchetti
    E.M. Bowman
    R.J. Coe
    S.A. Coombs
    A.J. Freedman
    W.D. Grimes
    J.F. Jenkins
    V.L. Near
    W.C. Robinson
  • 1998
    D. Boreman
    M. Byerely
    V. Chaker
    D. Garza
    T.F.W.P. Kelly
    N. Moriber
    D. Patrick
  • 1997
    I.F. Al-Adel
    H. Duncan
    L.G. MacDowell
    J.T. McCaffery
  • 1996
    R.A. Corbett
    R.M. Fields
    J.P. Fogel
    R.W. Herbert
    B.J. Lewis
    C.R. Reeves
    W.S. Spickelmire
    T.L. Teissere
    N.W. Watts
  • 1995
    F. Ansuini
    R.A. Castillo
    J.R. Cole
    R.D. Gundry
    H.P. Hack
    D.R. Reedy
    C.W. Sherman
  • 1994
    A.J. Gustavsen
    J.W. McKinney
    D.L. Piron
    L.R. Vickers
    R.E. Walker
  • 1993
    B. Flowers
    R. Lewis
    J. Stoecker
  • 1992
    L.E. Allen
    P.A. Burke
    D.A. Clarida
    O.W. Logue
    T.W. Pickthall
    G.E. Pogemiller
    P.D. Pucci
    W.A. Tinker
  • 1991
    J.E. Atwood
    L. Bone
    R.M. Cunningham
    D.E. Krause
    R.C. Parker
    R.B. Puyear
    G.F. Rak
    C.N. Steely
    H.W. Thompson
    W.T. Young
  • 1990
    R.G. Asperger
    J.C. Bowles, Jr.
    J.F. Chmilar
    R.D. Daniels
    B.F. Davis, Jr.
    G.F. Hoffman
    T.M. Kazmierczak
    E.L. Kirkpatrick
    R.D. Merrick
    W.R. Wardrop
  • 1989
    B.P. Boffardi
    R.P. Brown
    L.W. Campbell
    W.P. Carlson
    J.L. Magnon
    R.D. McCright
    W.R. Stead
    M.J. Szeliga
  • 1988
    S.M. Corey
    E.L. Curry
    J.E. Donham
    D.H. Haynes
    T.M. Laronge
    M. Lichtenstander
    P.J. Moreland
  • 1987
    C.C. Bass
    J.S. Beecher
    R.S. Charlton
    R.J. Crowe
    R.W. Hymes
    E.D. McCrory, Jr.
    C.L. Oney
    G.H. Silkworth
    F.G. Smith