Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award

Award Information

  • Purpose: To recognize ASNT members who are deserving technicians, encouraging their continued participation in the Society.
  • Eligibility: Nominees for the award must:
    • Hold a position of employment that corresponds to general guidelines similar to those described by Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A for defining the primary duties and responsibilities of Level I and Level II technicians
    • Definition of a Technician: this Award is intended for an individual whose primary duties are those of a technician. As such the acceptability of various products is determined by this individual from predetermined criteria and the data the individual collects through the application of one or more nondestructive test methods. No single definition of a technician will be adequate in all cases. However, some general rules shall apply:
      1. Primary job function is to perform “hands-on” inspection and evaluation of various products through the application of one or more nondestructive testing methods.
      2. Has no supervisory or managerial responsibilities other than “on-the-job” training or “guidance” as described in SNT-TC-1A.
      3. Has no responsibility for technique development (other than “in-practice” improvement, or data collection for engineering personnel).
      4. Has no responsibility for the development of the criteria used for product acceptance.
      5. Normally would not hold an educational degree higher than a two-year (associate’s) engineering diploma.
  • Be a distinguished member of the Society through service to ASNT who exhibits exceptional merit and who is also an accomplished technician.
    • Method of Selection: The Section Operations Council TOY Selection Committee selects up to one award each year, using established guidelines and rating categories (a nominee must achieve a rating of 1,600 or more points). Nominations for prior award recipients will not be considered.
    • Form of Award: Plaque and ASNT Jacket
    • Materials Submitted
      • Nomination Form (see below). The Form must be completed in all areas that pertain to the applying technician. The form must be neat and legible. Nominations made on other formats or which are illegible will be returned.
      • A letter of nomination from the individual’s supporting local section verifying membership and meeting attendance.
      • A letter of nomination from the nominee’s employer is required. The letter shall include a detailed description of the nominee’s primary job responsibilities (i.e. practicing “hands-on” technician with little or no supervisory or managerial responsibilities). Photocopies of certificates or awards shall be included with the nomination form if not verified in the employer’s letter.
      • Additional supporting data may be submitted at the nominee’s, section’s or employer’s discretion.
    • Award Timeline
      • Announcements are made in the: December Issue of Materials Evaluation
      • Nomination deadline: 1st of February
      • The Section Operations Council TOY Selection Committee will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium
      • Recipients will be notified following the Research Symposium
      • Awards will be presented at ASNT’s Annual Conference

    Nomination

    Nominees applying for the Award must submit the following:

    • Completed Nomination Form – The Form must be completed in all areas that pertain to the applying technician. The form must be neat and legible. Nominations made on other formats or which are illegible will be returned.
      DOWNLOAD: Lou DiValerio TOY Nomination Form 
    • A letter of nomination from the individual’s supporting local section verifying membership and meeting attendance.
    • A letter of nomination from the nominee’s employer is required. The letter shall include a detailed description of the nominee’s primary job responsibilities (i.e. practicing “hands-on” technician with little or no supervisory or managerial responsibilities). Photocopies of certificates or awards shall be included with the nomination form if not verified in the employer’s letter.
    • Additional supporting data may be submitted at the nominee’s, section’s or employer’s discretion.

    Please note: Nominations for the award should be made jointly by the technician’s employer and the local sponsoring section and must include letters supporting and attesting to the fact that the nominee is a practicing NDT Technician. It is the responsibility of the local section of the individual to verify the accuracy of the data supporting the nomination.

    Current Award Recipient

    2013 Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award Recipient:

     Mark Behal Mark Behal

    *Biography of Recipient will be published in the June 2014 Issue of Materials Evaluation

    Past Award Recipients

    DOWNLOAD: Past Lou DiValerio TOY Award Recipients

    HQ Contact

    For additional award information, please contact:

    Heather Cowles
    Membership Manager
    ASNT, Inc.
    1711 Arlingate Lane
    PO Box 28518
    Columbus, OH 43228
    Phone: 614-274-6003 Ext. 216
    Fax: 614-274-6899
    Email: hcowles@asnt.org