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The Bi-Annual Award, Given by the Advanced Casting Research Center of WPI, Recognizes Members Who Have Made Outstanding Contributions to the Metal Casting Industry.
Jerry Kucharczyk, PhD, past president of ATEK Metal Technologies, has been posthumously awarded the Ray H. Witt Metallurgy Award from the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC) of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The biannual award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the metal casting industry.
Kucharczyk’s family received the Witt award at a formal ceremony on June 3, 2015, during ACRC’s bi-annual meeting on the WPI campus. Kucharcyzk, who passed away in November, was recognized for his leadership in the aluminum casting industry, the resources he invested to broaden the technology base, the techniques and concepts he introduced to advance the field, and his mentoring of future talent.