2010 Frank S. Child Award Winner

This year's winner is Wayne Zitkus. Wayne recently retired from Libbey, Inc. where he worked from 1982-2005. He served as President of the Society in 1997-1998. Prior to that, he spent 25 years with Owens-Illinois. Most recently, he consulted for Libbey overseeing the design, construction and startup of Libbey's first manufacturing plant in Asia. Wayne has 13 patents including 7 which are design patents. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Toledo. 

Wayne has presented numerous industry papers and was chair of the SGCD Legislative Committee from 1996-2000. He continues to work closely with Sandy Spence on legislative issues related to the industry.

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