Bill Nebiolo, product manager for REM Surface Engineering, was recognized for his years of dedication and his service to the National Association of Surface Finishing during a Connecticut Branch AESF meeting. Mr. Nebiolo received the Honorary Member distinction.

"With all due recognition of his years of expertise and accomplishments, it is indeed a great honor and a distinct privilege to recognize Mr. William Nebiolo at his elevation of the rank of Connecticut Branch Honorary Member, Number 22," a Connecticut Branch AESF press release stated.  "On the national Level, Bill has served as the Session Technical Chair at three SUR/FIN Conferences, has taught at 11 mass finishing training courses through SME, has delivered 19 papers at assorted technical conferences and symposia, and has had 18 papers published in an assortment of technical trade journals, including Gear Solutions, Metal Finishing, Products Finishing and Plating and Surface Finishing, to name just a few. Nebiolo is also the author of the book, REM Training Manual for Mass Finishing, which is now in the 8th Edition."

Nebiolo joined AES (the precursor to the AESF) in 1978 and served as Waterbury Branch president from 1984-1985. He later assumed the role of Branch Secretary from 1991 to the present. In 2004, Nebiolo spearheaded the merger of the three branched into one Connecticut Branch. In addition, he personally wrote the By-Laws for the new branch, and he petitioned AESF national and won certification of the new branch through AESF headquarters. Nebiolo also wrote the Connecticut Branch Membership Directory and AESF History booklet, copies of which are distributed to the new branch's members.