The American Foundry Society (AFS) will present Dan Oman, vice president, RMT Inc., Ann Arbor Mich., the James P. Keating Founders’ Freedom Award at the 2010 AFS Foundry Executive Conference. The event will be held Sept. 19-21 at the St. Regis Deer Creek Resort, Park City, Utah.
The Keating Award recognizes significant contributions to the metalcasting industry and active participation in government affairs, human resource management, safety and health, or education. In terms of participation in the metalcasting industry, Oman has been a member of AFS since 1992, is past President of AFS-FIRST and is on the Board of Directors for the Foundry Association of Michigan. He also is the 2002 recipient of the AFS EHS Service Award. Currently, Oman leads RMT’s metals treatment initiative, developing innovative ways to address metal contamination issues.
“We honor Dan‘s outstanding service to not only AFS, but the entire industry,” said Jerry Call, AFS executive vice president. “He has worked tirelessly as an AFS member and on several Division 10 (EHS) committees.”
“Dan has devoted a lifetime to the industry,” commented Tim Brown, AFS board member and vice president of Benton Foundry. “He’s contributed to the industry, AFS, and its committees, and is very deserving of one of AFS’s top awards.”