Chicago Midwest
Chapter of NASF

Charlie Geldzahler Award

Charlie Geldzahler Award

Charles (“Charlie”) Geldzahler was a true Chicagoan.  He was very active on the Board of Directors for the AESF Chicago Branch, even well after his presidency (1959-60), up until the day he died December 28, 1993.  Charlie was a consummate master plater, a fountain of technical knowledge and plating lore, which he shared freely with everyone. Metal finishing was his life’s work.

This award was created by The Branch in 1996.  It is a permanent commemorative trophy that is inscribed with each award receiver’s name, which takes charge of the trophy for the year.  The selection process is determined by a committee comprised of past Award recipients. 

To-date, the Charlie Geldzahler Award has been bestowed upon individuals who have to a significant extent demonstrated Charlie’s many wonderful qualities, including:


Past Winners

2020
Stacey Bales

Bales Metal Surface Solutions

2017
Rebecca Bennett

Precision Plating, Inc.

2016
Brian Kane

S&C Electric Co.

2015
Ted Kodama

Craftsman Plating & Tinning Corp.

2014
Jolie Zak, CEF-4

Scientific Control LAB

2013
Mike Burnson, CEF

The Traveling Chemist

2012
Phil Meier

Castle Metal Finishing

2011
Charles ( Chuck) Erdman

Chemray Corp.

2010
Andy Gruda, CEF   
Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc.

2009
Louise Corbiel  

Serfilco Corp.

2008
Gerald Stutz CEF  

The Stutz Company

2007
Lawrence Goto, CEF

The Go To Company

2006
Lawrence Bernstein, CEF 
 
Metafin Supply Co.

2005
Robert (“Bob”) Alley, CEF

Midwest Metal Finishing

2004
Frank Altmayer

MSF Scientific Control Labs Inc.

2003
Charles A Remied 
 
Serfilco Corp.

2002
Simon P. Gary, Fellow

2001
Ken Jacobsen   

James Precious Metals Plating

2000
Peter H. Tremmel, CQE, CBP

Consulting Associates, Inc.

1999
Albert (“Al”) Pomella, CEF   

Rin-Rockford, Inc.

1998
Sherwood (“Skip”) Cassell, Fellow

Jaynor, Inc.

1997
Charles P. Goodrich, CEF-SE, Fellow
   Charles Goodrich Consulting

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