Distinguished Organization Award

Distinguished Organization Award

The NACE Distinguished Organization Award recognizes companies that have, over a sustained period of time, made outstanding contributions in the field of corrosion science or engineering, or for a major technological contribution to either field.

A maximum of three awards may be given in any year. Each recipient will receive an inscribed award.

Nominee Eligibility

  • Any organization, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations or educational institutions, are eligible for this award.
  • Past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive this award again.

How to Nominate

Download and fill out nomination form

Review criteria for nominator eligibility

Return on or before June 30 to NACE Headquarters

For more information please email awards@nace.org.

2020 Recipient(s): Chinese National Marine Corrosion Protection Engineering Research Center, Petroleum Development Oman, and Sandvik Materials Technology

Chinese National Marine Corrosion Protection Engineering Research Center

The Chinese National Marine Corrosion Protection Engineering Research Center (NMCPERC), Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a nonprofit research organization and has been working on marine corrosion and bio-fouling, as well as its control with significant research achievements made and innovative techniques developed since the 1960s. Currently, it is the well-recognized hub of marine corrosion and bio-fouling research in China, and persists as an international research center in establishing long-term partnerships with well-known research institutes and companies worldwide.


Petroleum Development Oman

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. PDO delivers the majority of the country's crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all we focus on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry. PDO operates in some of the most complex and challenging oil and gas fields – and is among the world leaders in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques, pioneering the use of polymer, steam and miscible gas injection on a full-field scale.


Sandvik Materials Technology

Sandvik Materials Technology is a business area within Sandvik Group, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding environments. Sandvik Materials Technology’s products and services contribute to their customers’ productivity, reliability, and cost efficiency while often reducing the environmental impact in a wide variety of industry segments. In partnership with customers, they jointly develop products and materials that meet the challenges of the future. Sandvik Materials Technology’s Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA) contribute to longer service life and reduced maintenance. Sandvik SAF 2707 HD- a hyper duplex material; a high-alloy duplex steel with a PRE value of min. 48*. It is developed for critical applications in oil refineries and other process industries and has very high strength and excellent corrosion resistance in severe applications, such as chloride containing environments, tropical seawater and corrosive environments in chemical, petrochemical and processing industries.


Past Recipients

  • 2019
    Cathodic Technology, Ltd.
    Centro de Estudios de Corrosion
  • 2018
    Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO)
    The Libyan Corrosion Society (LCS)
  • 2017
    Exova
    Corrosion and Protection Center, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB)
    2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2016
    National Environmental Corrosion Platform
  • 2015
    DNV GL
  • 2014
    Mears Integrity Solutions
  • 2013
    Southwest Research Institute
  • 2012
    HDR|Schiff
  • 2011
    Institute of Metal Research
    2011 - The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
  • 2010
    Office of Naval Research
  • 2009
    The Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering
    General Electric Company
  • 2008
    Fontana Corrosion Center
  • 2007
    No recipient
  • 2006
    Carboline
    Special Metals
  • 2005
    Champion Technologies
    Matcor Inc.
    Pipetronix GmbH
  • 2004
    Cortec Corporation
    Farwest Corrosion Control
  • 2003
    Natural Resources Canada
    PAPRICAN
    The Sherwin Williams Company
  • 2002
    Associated Corrosion Consultants Ltd
    Bass Engineering
    CC Technologies
    Shell Canada Ltd
  • 2001
    Baker Petrolite Corporation
    Chevron Corporation
  • 2000
    Dow Chemical Co.
    Fluor Daniel
    Mesa Products, Inc.
  • 1999
    Atlantic Richfield Company
    Shell Oil Company
    Tinker & Rasor
  • 1998
    Bethlehem Steel Corp.
    1998 - Krupp VDM GmbH
    1998 - LaQue Center for Corrosion Technology
  • 1997
    Air Products & Chemicals
    Loresco International
    Sumitomo Metal Industries
  • 1996
    Avesta Sheffield AB
    Carpenter Technology Corp.
  • 1995
    General Motors Corp.
    Metal Samples Co. In.
    Texas Instruments Corp.
  • 1994
    Corrosion Service Co.Ltd.
    Corrpro Companies Inc.
    Haynes International
  • 1993
    Aluminum Corp. of America
    ARMCO, Inc.
    Bell Communications Reseach
    E.I. du Pont De Nemours
    Inco Ltd.