Washington, D.C., Aug. 31, 2022 — The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award. Nominations and supporting materials received by Dec. 8, 2022 will allow the Mattiello Memorial Lecturer Award Committee to consider honoring the nominee at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference, which will be held June 26-28, 2023, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The selected award recipient will deliver a technical presentation on a phase of chemistry, engineering, human relationship, or other discipline fundamental to paint, coatings, varnish, lacquer, or related protective and decorative coatings. The presentation will consist of a lecture of 50 to 55 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. A completed paper must also be submitted for the conference proceedings and inclusion in ACA publications.

The Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the coatings industry. Joseph J. Mattiello, whose memory is commemorated by this award, did much to expand the application of science in the decorative and protective coatings field. The Mattiello Memorial Lecturer Committee will rank nominations based on standards of technical accomplishment, service to the coatings industry, and leadership.

Nomination Applications

To be considered, nominations must include the following:

  • Name and contact information for the nominee
  • Current position and brief job history
  • Education and degrees, with dates
  • Brief reference to other significant awards or lectures
  • Cover letter with a description of the significance of accomplishments (awards, publications, patents, methods developed, major insights, novel products, etc.) that are deemed to qualify the nominee for the award
  • A minimum of two seconding letters to support the nomination

Please note that individuals cannot nominate themselves. The items cited in the nomination should be pertinent or related to coatings or be germane to the constituents of coatings. Activities and accomplishments considered appropriate for citation in the nomination include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Publications and communications such as journal articles, patents, books (authored, edited, or organized), lectures and presentations, symposia or meetings organized. (Reprints may be submitted with the nomination but should be restricted to those that reflect seminal contributions; teaching credentials or skills, per se, are not to be considered in this award);
  • Inventions and discoveries;
  • New scientific principles, understanding or insight;
  • Novel uses or applications of products;
  • New or improved processes for production of resins or coatings, etc.; and
  • Engineering aspects.

All nominations should be submitted as soon as possible or at the latest by Dec. 8, 2022, to ACA’s Director, Product Stewardship, Science & Technology, Dr. Scott Braithwaite.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. The organization represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.