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: