ACerS Announces 2010 Distinguished Life Members
L. David Pye and Louis J. Trostel Jr. are the 2010 recipients of the Distinguished Life Member Award, the highest honor accorded members of ACerS, given in recognition of individual’s eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession. Pye is dean and professor of glass science, emeritus, at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and chief executive officer of The Empire State Glassworks LLC. He currently serves as Founding Editor of the Society’s newest publication, the International Journal of Applied Glass Science. He also served as president of the International Commission on Glass. Trostel was research manager for 10 years in the Norton Company Advanced Ceramics Group before he established a technical consulting practice. He is a registered engineer in the state of Massachusetts and has been awarded three US and six foreign patents. Trostel has been a member of ACerS since 1949 and has served in many leadership positions within the Society.