As an organization with a long history, there have been many people and companies over the years who have had an impact on SSPC. Each year, awards are presented at the SSPC annual conference to recognize individuals and companies who have made recent and long-term contributions to the success of the organization and who have represented the coatings industry in a positive light.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  • SSPC Honorary Life Member Award — In recogniton of an individuals extraordinary contribution and long-term activity on behalf of SSPC

  • John D. Keane Award of Merit — Named for SSPC’s executive director from 1957 to 1984, acknowledges outstanding leadership and significant contribution to the development of the protective coatings industry and to SSPC

  • Richard W. Drisko Coatings Education Award — This award recognizes an individual for significant development and dissemination of education material and technical information relating to protective coatings and their application

  • SSPC Technical Achievement Award — Recognizes outstanding service, leadership, and contribution to the SSPC technical committees

  • Women in Coatings Impact Award — Recognizes women who have contributed to to creating a positive impact on the culture of the coatings industry

  • To nominate an individal for our Women in Coatings Impact Award, download the nomination form here. Submit your completed nomination form to lajzo@sspc.org.

  • President’s Lecture Series Award — The President’s Lecture Series Award is presented to papers handpicked by the SSPC President and chosen for the reflection of the coatings industry and profession

  • JPCL Editor’s Awards — JPCL’s awards for outstanding papers

  • SSPC Outstanding Publication Award — This award is presented to the author(s) of the best technical paper or presentation

For more information about Individual Awards,
Please contact Christine Lajzo at lajzo@sspc.org.

STRUCTURE AWARDS

  • William Johnson AwardWork on the structure must have been completed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.This award was named in honor of the late William Johnson, consultant with KTA-Tator whose work in coatings formulation, failure analysis, and surface preparation was instrumental in advancing the industry. It recognizes outstanding achievement demonstrating aesthetic merit in industrial or commercial coatings work.
    The qualities that are considered for aesthetic merit include color, gloss or texture, or that the coating on the structure compliments the environment while enhancing the structure itself. The coating may represent a theme, an object or a specific graphic design.

  • E. Crone Knoy AwardWork on the structure must have been completed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.This award was named in honor of the late Crone Knoy, founder and president of Tank Industry Consultants. It recognizes an outstanding achievement in industrial or commercial coatings work that demonstrates innovation, excellence in craftsmanship, or the use of state-of-the-art techniques or products to creatively solve problems or provide long-term service.
    The qualities that may represent outstanding achievement in this area include excellence in craftsmanship or execution of work, use of state of the art techniques or products to creatively solve problems or provide long-term service.

  • Charles G. Munger Award — This award was named in honor of the late Charles Munger, who advanced the use of zinc-rich primers and wrote prolifically for the coatings industry. It is given to acknowledge the outstanding industrial or commercial coatings project demonstrating longevity of the original coating. The structure may have had spot repairs or overcoating with the original coating still in-tact.

  • George Campbell AwardWork on the structure must have been completed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.This award was named in honor of the late George Campbell, founder of Campbell Painting Company in New York. It honors outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project.
    The qualities that may represent achievement in a difficult or complex structure may include work occurring in harsh or extreme environmental conditions; work completed under strict time constraints, work done with limited access or in high traffic areas; work on a structure with complex structural components; or a project that requires coordination with multiple trades or subcontractors.

  • Military Coatings Award — This award is given in recognition of the exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. military ships, structures or facilities.

  • Eric S. Kline AwardWork on the structure must have been completed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.This award was named in honor of the late Eric S. Kline, Executive Vice President with KTA-Tator and SSPC Honorary Life Member in recognition of his leadership and support of SSPC and the coatings industry. It honors outstanding achievement in industrial coatings work performed in a fixed shop facility. The project can be repair work or new construction.
    The qualities that may represent achievement may include the use of state-of-the-art techniques or special coatings, or work with complex structural components (e.g., large, very small, ornate, or intricate) exceptional color, gloss or texture of finish.

  • SSPC Coatings Industry Spirit Award — This award is given in recognition of a coatings project that demonstrates extraordinary service benefitting a community or the industry.
    The qualities that may represent achievement may include coatings projects conducted for the purposes of humanitarian causes, non-profit work, community awareness, honoring military veterans, museums, education facilities, structures demonstrating appreciation or honor of volunteers, memorials, etc., or projects completed through volunteer efforts or, through donations of equipment, coatings or labor.

To nominate a project for one of our Structure Awards, download the nomination form here.
Submit your completed nomination form to structureawards@sspc.org.

For more information about Structure Awards,
Please contact the SSPC Membership Team at 412-281-2331 by phone or structureawards@sspc.org via email.

OTHER AWARDS

  • SSPC Outstanding Chapter Awards — This award will be presented to the Outstanding North America Chapter and the Outstanding International Chapter. Chapters are evaluated on the overall operation of the chapter and the creativity and quality of the events that they hold each year.

For more information about Other Awards,
Please contact Cara Blyzwick at blyzwick@sspc.org.

For more information about SSPC awards, past winners, or the nomination process:
Please contact Christine Lajzo at lajzo@sspc.org.