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Surface Combustion's CEO Receives ASM's Distinguished Life Membership Award

11/22/2013 - Surface® Combustion, Inc., is pleased to announce that its president and CEO, William J. Bernard, Jr., FASM, was presented with ASM International’s prestigious 2013 Distinguished Life Membership Award.
The award was presented by Dr. Gernant E. Maurer, 2012–2013 president of ASM International, at the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) Conference in Montreal, Canada. The award was bestowed “in recognition for unwavering dedication to the advancement of the metallurgical/heat treating industry and exemplary leadership, vision and professional service supporting industry organizations and professional societies.” The award was established in 1954 to recognize industry leaders who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the materials industries and has included recipients such as Thomas Watson, Jr., chairman, International Business Machines; Edward Cole, president, General Motors Corporation; and Soichiro Honda, chairman, Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
In addition to Mr. Bernard’s recent recognition by ASM in September, he was selected as a finalist, out of a broad field of nominees, for the Ohio Chapter of The International Entrepreneur’s (TiE Ohio) 2013 Global Entrepreneur Award. The award recognizes an Ohio based entrepreneur whose company has developed a global presence and is helping to reshape and rebuild Ohio’s business landscape. Each nominee was evaluated on seven criteria including: entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity, financial performance, strategic direction, market impact and social responsibility. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Bernard for receiving these well-deserved awards.

Surface® Combustion, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of heat treating equipment headquartered in Maumee, Ohio. Since its founding in 1915, Surface® Combustion has continued to develop innovative thermal technology solutions for a global marketplace. The company serves a wide variety of industries including: agricultural, construction, automotive, off-road, mining, energy/oil & gas, tool & die, electronics, aerospace, wind power, solar, commercial heat treating, government ordnance, incineration and pyrolysis. Surface® Combustion is a three time winner of the Governor of Ohio’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting and is extremely proud to be celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2015.