APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2021 Fellow Award recipient will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2021, during the Opening General Session on Monday, June 21, in Orlando. The 2021 recipient is Cynthia Freeby, regional sales manager, Ametek Specialty Metal Products.
During her 40 plus year PM industry career, Cindy has been dedicated to the advancement of the PM industry. She co-chaired the annual MPIF PM/87 technical conference and served on many boards and committees. She is the only person to have chaired three APMI chapters, Philadelphia, Dayton, and Michigan, after holding numerous officer positions within each Chapter. She received the MPIF Distinguished Service to PM Award in 2005, as well as the ASTM Distinguished Service Award in 2019 for her work in developing PM standards.
Established in 1998, the Fellow Award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the society and high level of expertise in the technology of powder metallurgy, practice, or business of the PM industry. Fellows are elected through their professional, technical, and scientific achievements; continuing professional growth and development; mentoring/outreach; and contributions to APMI International committees.