R.A. Brannon Award

R.A. Brannon Award

The R.A. Brannon Award is the signature award of the association. It recognizes a current member of NACE International whose outstanding service has contributed to the development and improvement of the association that resulted in promotion of the objectives of NACE. To be outstanding contributions to NACE are evaluated on the basis of results achieved rather than effort expended.

This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions at the Association level that resulted in promotion of the objectives of NACE, and is the signature award of the Association.

A maximum of one award may be given in any year. The recipient will receive an inscribed award and an honorarium of $1,000.

Nominee Eligibility

  • The nominee must be a current member of NACE in good standing.
  • No posthumous nominations will be accepted.
  • Past presidents are eligible for this award only for accomplishments following their presidency and only after 5 years’ time has lapsed since their presidency.
  • 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.

Bruce A. Cookingham

2020 Recipient(s): Bruce A. Cookingham

For nearly four decades, Bruce Cookingham has been contributing to NACE International as a member, technical contributor, leader and advocate. His contributions have been significant, sustained, and have improved corrosion practices and education across the industries served by the association. As a dedicated member, Cookingham has served the association through technical committees, educational committees and on the Boards for both NACE International and the NACE Foundation. During his 39-year NACE membership, he has co-authored and presented numerous technical papers at various NACE conferences and symposia in areas of pipeline integrity, internal corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, monitoring techniques, and integrated corrosion management strategies. Cookingham has given his time, energy, leadership and passion to NACE.

Cookingham is with DNV GL in Canadian Lakes, Michigan, USA.


Past Recipients

  • 2019 - Steve Poncio
  • 2018 - Aida Lopez-Garrity
  • 2017 - John H. Fitzgerald III, FNACE
  • 2016 - David Kroon
  • 2015 - Sergei Shipilov
  • 2014 - Jeffery L. Didas
  • 2013 - Clay Brelsford
  • 2012 - Hartley Duncan
  • 2011 - Norman J. Moriber
  • 2010 - James F. Chmilar
  • 2009 - Candy Balerio
  • 2008 - Robert Tuttle
  • 2007 - Terry May
  • 2006 - R. Horvath
  • 2005 - L.D. Vincent
  • 2004 - R. Gummow
  • 2003 - J.L. Magnon
  • 2002 - R.S. Charlton
  • 2001 - B.J. Lewis
  • 2000 - G.F. Hays
  • 1999 - C.G. Arnold
  • 1998 - J.D Trim
  • 1997 - H.H. Lawson
  • 1996 - A.F. Brunn
  • 1995 - T.M. Kazmierczak
  • 1994 - L.D. Perrigo
  • 1993 - S.L. Irwin
  • 1992 - J. Kolts
  • 1991 - R.N. Parkins
  • 1990 - J.Q. Lackey
  • 1989 - G. Elder
  • 1988 - H.E. Rossy
  • 1987 - D.D. Downing
  • 1986 - F.E. Rizzo
  • 1985 - R.I. Lindberg
  • 1984 - H.R. Hanson
  • 1983 - J. F. Williams
  • 1982 - H.G. Byars
  • 1981 - T.F. Degnan
  • 1980 - H. Vandroffelaar
  • 1979 - W.J. Neill, Jr.
  • 1978 - D.D. Byerley
  • 1977 - F.W. Hewes
  • 1976 - L.C. Rowe
  • 1975 - J.P. Barrett
  • 1974 - I.M. Parker
  • 1973 - R.A. Brannon