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Metal Powder Industries Federation Names Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Mar 14, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, N.J., has selected William F. Jandeska Jr., FAPMI, president of Midwest Metallurgical Ltd. and project manager for the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, to receive the Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jandeska has developed innovative components and relationships between suppliers and vendors in the field of powder metallurgy (PM). He has promoted the continued growth of PM for more than 44 years through the joint involvement of part fabricators and the end-user community, which is evident by his support and leadership activity in MPIF, APMI, SAE, and ASM. He has received a number of awards, co-chaired industry conferences and technical boards, and has authored and presented numerous papers at industry events.

Beginning his career as an intern at U.S. Steel and Caterpillar Tractor, Jandeska worked while completing his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois. After completing his degrees, he worked at General Motors Research Labs for 20 years. He then joined GM Global Powertrain Group as manager for PM technology and lead subject matter expert for the PM creativity team, positions he held until his retirement in 2006.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognized individuals with outstanding accomplishments and achievements who have devoted their careers and a lifetime of involvement in the field of PM and related technologies. This is the third time the award has been given since its inception in 2007.