This award, presented every other year, is designed to recognise persons who devote the major part of their working careers to one or more segments of the field of powder metallurgy and whose long-term contributions and achievements are such that, in the minds of their peers, they deserve this special recognition for outstanding and distinguished service.

Candidates must have served one or more segments of the North American PM industry for at least 25 years and be reasonably well known in the industry outside of their own company, institution, or region.