Former Burbank Mayor Awarded Metal Finishers Lifetime Achievement Award

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Metal Finishers of Southern California honor Bill Wiggins’ during Annual Fall Outing

Bill Wiggins, MFASC Lifetime Achievement Award

L to R: MFASC Board Pres, Bryan Leiker; NASF Board Pres, Rick Delawder; Lifetime Achievement Recipient, Bill Wiggins; Marilyn Wiggins; Jeff Hannapel, NASF; NASF Board VP, Erik Weyls

Regardless of how much time [and] sacrifices were made in contribution to the association... I have received 5 times that back in friendship, education and fellowship...

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored former Burbank Mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corporation, Bill Wiggins, with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Fall Outing on October 11th.

Hosted by the MFASC and MFANC, this is the 7th year the 2 California chapters have held their Annual Fall Outing. Attracting nearly one hundred leaders from state and national surface finishing organizations, the event includes 3 days of board meetings, valuable networking opportunities and recognition. This year’s outing was held at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

During their annual awards banquet on Saturday evening, the MFASC presented the coveted Lifetime Achievement award to Bill Wiggins, owner of Automation Plating Corporation and former mayor of Burbank, California. A respected leader throughout the surface finishing industry, the Lifetime Achievement award commemorates Mr. Wiggins’ generous service, valuable assistance and outstanding contributions to the status and advancement of the surface and metal finishing industries.

“Regardless of how much time was spent or sacrifices were made in contribution to the association,” Mr. Wiggins said, “it has all been more than worthwhile. I have received 5 times that back in friendship, education and fellowship, for which I am truly grateful.”

Throughout his career, Mr. Wiggins actively served as an MFASC board member for forty years in addition to taking a leadership role at the national level for NASF. As the organizations move toward significant expansion of their programs over the next several years, Mr. Wiggin’s positive impact on their development is proving truly invaluable.

To learn more about the Metal Finishing Associations of California, including upcoming meetings and events, visit MFACA.org. More on the National Association for Surface Finishers can be found at NASF.org.

About Metal Finishing Associations of California
The Metal Finishing Associations of California represent the interests and needs of more than 160 members in both Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC). Members range from small metal platers to some of the world’s largest technology corporations and professionals in the surface coatings industry. As a chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), through effective representation of its membership before various branches of government on critical surface technology issues, the organization promotes a strong and expanding industrial base in the state of California. To learn more, visit MFACA.org.

About NASF
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) represents the total surface finishing industry as a key segment of the North American and global manufacturing value chain. Membership includes some of the industry’s leading companies, and has membership linkages to job shop and “captive” applicators, chemistry and equipment supplier companies, global OEM’s, technologists, manufacturing professionals and researchers. NASF’s mission is to advance a sustainable future for the coatings industry and promote the vital role of surface technology in the global manufacturing value chain. Visit NASF.org to learn more.

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