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October 5th, 2017

Pittsburgh Section

Published on October 5th, 2017 | By: Belinda Raines

The Pittsburgh Section is the oldest ACerS section. Our geographical area encompasses western Pennsylvania and small portions of Ohio and West Virginia.




Glenn McIntyre

Harbison Walker International




Curt Zimmer



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Bill Harasty

Mars Mineral




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Jim Gilson




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Eric Young





Dues of $15 per year can be paid on your annual ACerS membership renewal form.


Meetings & Events:


Pittsburgh Section Golf Outing a Success!


The ACerS Pittsburgh Section hosted its annual golf outing (4-person scramble) on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Uniontown Country Club in Uniontown, PA.


This year’s event was a great success, with the proceeds going to the Section’s J. Earl Frazier Memorial Scholarship fund.  Participants  enjoyed a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog snack, dinner, refreshments, prizes, and awards. 


This year’s first place team members, who were the defending champions, were Rob Conn, Michael Neiport, Jack Tomina, and Garrett Sullivan.  Michael also won the putting contest.

First place team: Rob, Michael, Jack, and Garrett

Two closest to the pin prizes went to Chad Rittle and Pat Wolfe. The long drive went to Michael Neiport and longest putt went to Clyde McClelland.


The Pittsburgh Section thanks all who participated and those who donated prizes.  Thanks also to our hole sponsors: AluChem, CeramTec, Chiz Brothers, Fusion Ceramics, Henry F. Teichmann, IMERYS/KT Clay, Levy MG, Mars Mineral, Morgan Advanced Materials, Standard Ceramic, and Thermal Max.


Second place team: Paul Grossi, Frank Drnevich, Bill Smith, and Dennis Hageman

Third place team: Eric Meuschke, Chad Rittle, Bill Chilli, and Mike DeLucia


Technical Meeting 

We are evaluating having a local technical meeting with short talks showcasing the technical work done by some local ceramic or material science companies. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Glenn McIntyre.


Future City Competition

The National Engineers Week Future City Competition offers 7th and 8th grade students a resourceful way to learn about engineering. The Pittsburgh Section presents students with a cash award for “The best use of ceramics” in their displays. The judging is based on the specific inclusion of ceramic materials in the model (and the ability to identify them) and the knowledge of the group (or spokes member) of how ceramics/materials would be used in their city of the future.


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The J. Earl Frazier Memorial Scholarship, $2000 minimum, is awarded annually to a member of a junior class at one of the colleges providing an accredited undergraduate ceramic science and/or engineering curriculum and whose home residence is within the geographical confines of the Pittsburgh Section.

Scholarship Requirements | Scholarship Application Form

For more information, contact:  Curt Zimmer, 127 Shoshone Trail, Mercer, PA 16137    phone:724-475-6001    fax: 412-469-3889 Email:  cezimmer@zoominternet.net



The Albert Victor Bleininger Memorial Award
The Pittsburgh Section presents this award for distinguished achievement in the field of ceramics. The Pittsburgh Section established this award in honor of one of its founders, A Charter Member and early President of The American Ceramic Society and one who contributed richly to the development of ceramics and the ceramic industry.

View Recipient History

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