May 2021, Vol. 248, No. 5


David Schramm receives NACE International’s 2021 R.A. Brannon Award

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is pleased to announce that David Schramm, vice president–senior consultant with EN Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 NACE R.A. Brannon Award.   


“The association awards are an opportunity to celebrate those individuals who have made significant contributions to our industry, whether it be in corrosion science, engineering, education or extraordinary service to the association,” said Tim Bieri, chair of AMPP. “It is an honor to recognize the extraordinary efforts and achievements of our members like David Schramm, who have done so much to advance the association and the industry.”   

A NACE member for more than 40 years, Schramm has contributed to NACE International as a member, technical contributor, leader and advocate. His volunteer leadership has provided significant support to the association’s professional development, public policy and outreach activities.   

His efforts to advance the association also include participation on various technical and administrative committees, contributions to the association’s education, training, and certification programs, and service on the NACE International Board and the Inauguration Board of the NACE International Institute.   

Key projects Schramm has been part of during his career include cathodic protection assessment of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System for telluric interference; operational management of a natural gas research facility and corrosion control program; regulatory program management and compliance for natural gas transmission, distribution, and underground storage facilities in the state of Illinois; and performance of annual corrosion control regulatory and remediation programs on a large liquid pipeline system operating across the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York.   

As part of the original cathodic protection task group, he has also helped provide leadership, support, and guidance to the initial development of the association’s education and certification programs related to cathodic protection and interference.   

The Russell A. Brannon Award is the signature award for NACE and recognizes outstanding contributions and promotion of NACE objectives.   

AMPP, which was created through the merger of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 40,000 members in 130 countries. It is based in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, with locations in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. 

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