The 2008 Founders Award was presented to Walter B. Poff. Poff was President of NACE International in 1985-1986 and is a very active member of the Past Presidents’ Council. Through his activities with this prestigious group of past NACE presidents, Poff has been instrumental in the creation of the Past Presidents’ Endowed Scholarship, in memory of Darrel Byerley, to be administered by the NACE Foundation.
Poff has spent his career working in the field of corrosion and, although he is retired, his dedication to the field of corrosion science continues. He remains dedicated to the field through such efforts as establishing scholarships that will encourage future generations to pursue careers in the corrosion industry.
It is only appropriate that the NACE Foundation awarded Mr. Poff the Founders Award as an outstanding individual who has done so much for the corrosion community and education in particular. The NACE Foundation would like to thank Mr. Poff for his continued contributions and commitment.