Elkem receives prestigious American Foundry Society award at CastExpo
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30 April 2019: Elkem has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Corporate Contribution Award from the American Foundry Society (AFS), a trade organization representing over 800 metalcasting-related companies, mainly in North America.
AFS presented the award at its President’s Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting on April 30 during the 2019 CastExpo and Metalcasting Congress in Atlanta. This conference and exhibition were attended by about 6,000 foundry personnel from all over the world.
The AFS Corporate Contribution Award recognizes organizations that have contributed “a significant amount of time and company resources to the American Foundry Society and the metalcasting industry through involvement in AFS activities,” the AFS announcement said. This involvement includes participation in AFS technical and management committees, local AFS chapters, the AFS Institute, and other volunteer service.
“Elkem employees have been serving in AFS volunteer activities for almost four decades, providing services to AFS members on the local and national level,” said Doug Kurkel, CEO of the American Foundry Society. “Elkem employees have been especially active in sharing their technical expertise with AFS at educational events such as conferences, workshops, the Metalcasting Congress, and various AFS publications.”
“As a company dedicated to working with its customers to find innovative solutions to foundry problems, we feel it is especially important to share our technical expertise with the metalcasting industry,” said Chris Lisso, Elkem’s Sales and Marketing Manager – Americas. “An important way to do this is through the active involvement of our employees in AFS activities. We are therefore especially grateful that the American Foundry Society has recognized our active participation in the AFS.”
Rob Logan, Elkem’s Technical Services Manager – Americas, accepted the award on behalf of Elkem at the AFS luncheon.
For more information about the AFS, please visit https://www.afsinc.org/
Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world’s leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the entire value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and Carbon materials. Headquartered in Oslo, the company’s 27 production sites and extensive network of sales offices and agents around the world ensure proximity to customers and access to attractive end markets. Elkem’s over 6000 skilled employees and significant R&D activities provide a solid basis for further technology-driven growth.
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Mr. John Crane – Marketing lead Elkem Foundry Products Division Americas
Ms. Clarissa Boomgaards – Marketing Coordinator Elkem Foundry Products Division
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