The Association for Materials Protection and Performance announced April 1 that David Schramm, vice president and senior consultant with EN Engineering LLC, has received 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.”
Schramm values the opportunities he has had to make a difference in his chosen field through the support of NACE. As a member for more than 40 years, he 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, his focused actions for the association’s education, training and certification programs, and his service on the NACE International Board and the Inauguration Board of the NACE International Institute.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized and receive this award from AMPP and NACE International,” Schramm said. “To the many past recipients of this award, many of whom I have had the direct privilege of working with, whose spirit, strengths, expertise, and mentorship surely have guided me along the way. I am truly and deeply appreciative. To all the wonderful and talented NACE staff members, association leaders, and general NACE members, who have been part of my journey over the last 40 years, I cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm, time, talent, help, and friendship along the way.”
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.
Steve Knowles, CEO of EN Engineering, said, “I’d like to extend the warmest congratulations to David Schramm for being selected to receive the 2021 Russell A. Brannon Award from NACE International. This is a significant and well-deserved recognition for the effort, dedication, and time you have put in as a member of NACE.”
This is the signature award for NACE and recognizes outstanding contributions and promotion of NACE objectives.
With more than four decades of NACE membership, Schramm has supported NACE regional and national conferences by providing numerous technical presentations focused on corrosion control, cathodic protection, stray current interference, and integrity management for above grade, underground, and submerged metallic structures.
Schramm has experience few today can claim. Key projects he has been part of include cathodic protection assessment of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) 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.
The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was created when NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings united after more than 145 combined years of expertise and service to industry and individual members worldwide. Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization serving more than 40,000 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.