EPD Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes an individual whose continuous service to TMS Extracting & Processing Division activities has clearly facilitated the Society’s capability to serve its’ EPD-oriented members and their supporting organizations.

Recipients of this award may be eligible for society level awards such as Alexander Scott Distinguished Service Award, Leadership Award, AIME Honorary Membership, and Fellow Award.

For more information on this award, view the bylaws.


  1. Must be a full member of TMS for a minimum of ten years.
  2. Must be active in the extraction and processing industry and/or related entities for a minimum of 20 years.
  3. Must be a recognized leader through contributions to academia, industry and/or government through demonstrated leadership in the organization of symposia, service in committees, publications, patents and industrial practice.

How to Nominate

Submission Deadline:
April 1 of each year.

Please submit the following documents to complete the nomination process:

  1. Completed nomination form.
  2. Nominator's Supporting Statement: This statement is to be included within the principal nominator's cover letter of endorsement. The supporting statement should outline the qualifications of the nominee for the specific honor/award. The nominator's supporting letter should be no more than two pages.
  3. Current resume or curriculum vitae, no more than 5 pages.
  4. Two to five letters of endorsement. Each letter should be no longer than one page. No more than one letter of endorsement may be from the same affiliation as the nominee. The nominator's letter may be counted in the total number required.

Send complete nomination packet to TMS Awards.

Current Year Awardee(s)

2024 EPD Distinguished Service Award
Joel Kapusta
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Past Years Awardees

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