The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award. Nominations and supporting materials received by December 1, 2022 will allow the Mattiello Memorial Lecturer Award Committee to consider honoring the nominee at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference, which will be held June 26-28, 2023, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The selected award recipient will deliver a technical presentation on a phase of chemistry, engineering, human relationship, or other discipline fundamental to paint, coatings, varnish, lacquer, or related protective and decorative coatings. The presentation will consist of a lecture of 50 to 55 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. A completed paper must also be submitted for the conference proceedings and inclusion in ACA publications.

The Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the coatings industry. Joseph J. Mattiello, whose memory is commemorated by this award, did much to expand the application of science in the decorative and protective coatings field. The Mattiello Memorial Lecturer Committee will rank nominations based on standards of technical accomplishment, service to the coatings industry, and leadership.

All nominations should be submitted as soon as possible or at the latest by December 1, 2022, to ACA’s director, product stewardship, science and technology, Dr. Scott Braithwaite at