2011 Frank S. Child Award Winner

Norbert S. Buddenbohn, Sr., was this year's recipient of the Frank S. Child award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the industry. Buddenbohn was President of the Society in 1971-72 and his daughter, Nancy Klinefelter, was President in 2005-06, which marks the only time in the Society's history that both a parent and child have served as president. 

Buddenbohn is a charter member (and now honorary life member) of the Society and recounted the early days of the Society's forming during his acceptance speech. He remembered being among the original group, organized by Ferro Corporation, who met to form a society that would look after the interests of the glass decorating industry. The society was later expanded to include ceramic decorators and, later, all glass and ceramic decorated products. 

Buddenbohn asked all Society Past-Presidents in attendance to share his table. The seven Past-Presidents in attendance were thrilled to have the opportunity to honor one of the Society's founding fathers.

About the Frank S. Child Award

Each year, the Frank S. Child Award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the further development and success of the glass and ceramic decorating industry. Named for the Society's first General Secretary, the Child award is the most prestigious award presented by the Society.

Frank S. Child Awards

| '16'15'14'13'11 | '10'09'08'07'06 | '05'04'03'01'99 | '98 |

Founder's Awards

Ed Weiner ('16)
Nancy Klinefelter ('14)
Sandra Spence ('06)

Discovery Winners

2008 Discovery Awards

2007 Discovery Awards
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2006 Discovery Awards
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2005 Discovery Awards
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2004 Discovery Awards

2003 Discover Awards
reprinted from Ceramic Industry Magazine