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ET Seminar Committee Invites Maurice H. Roberts Award Nominations


(Wauconda, Illinois; January 19, 2012) The ET Seminar Committee, through the ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), currently is inviting nominations for the Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the Committee. The namesake of this high honor, Maurice Roberts, was a pioneer in the aluminum extrusion industry and one of the founders of the ET Seminars. “The Committee established The Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence in 1984. The first recipient was Maurice Roberts to reflect his outstanding and amazing contributions to the entire aluminum extrusion industry,” noted ET Seminar Committee Chairman Emeritus, Robert I. Werner, and fellow recipient of the Award in 1988. In addition to Roberts and Werner, other recipients of the Maurice H. Roberts Award include Roy Fellom, Light Metal Age (1992), Ivar Hafsett, Norsk Hydro (1996), and Donn Sanford, Aluminum Extruders Council (2000).

Nominees for the award should exhibit the following traits and characteristics:

  • Industry Impact –should have made a significant positive impact on the worldwide aluminum extrusion industry
  • Benevolent Teacher – demonstrated track record of giving freely of what they’ve learned so that others follow may benefit
  • Personal Contribution – should be personally involved and “not afraid to get their hands dirty"
  • Qualified – should have expertise that benefits the aluminum extrusion industry, the it need not be technical
  • Leader – should inspire followers and be well known in the industry

The ET Seminar Committee will accept nominations through February 15, 2012. Those interested in nominating a prospective candidate can do so by downloading the Nomination Form for Maurice H. Roberts Award from the ET Foundation website at Winner(s) of the award will be announced at the Tenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition - ET ’12, scheduled for May 15-18, 2012 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort in Miami, Florida, USA. For program and registration information, visit

ET '12, the Tenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition, is the world's longest-running educational event devoted to all facets of the aluminum extrusion industry, including aluminum profile production, die design and technology, metallurgy, equipment, and product applications. ET attracts industry professionals from around the world, including more than 50 countries. ET '12 is produced by the Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) in conjunction with the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC).

The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation has been established for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to develop, promote, provide, and fund education and research related to aluminum extrusion processes and technologies. For more information, contact the ET Foundation or visit

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), established in 1950, is an international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects, and others discover why aluminum extrusion is the better material process for superior products. Specialized conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings throughout the year provide an outlet where AEC members can confront and solve today’s challenges. More than 130 member companies represent primary aluminum producers and other industry suppliers in addition to aluminum extruders operating hundreds of extrusion presses in hundreds of plants worldwide. For more information, contact AEC at Telephone: 847.526.2010; Fax: 847.526.3993; Visit the Council’s website at

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