The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the  2016 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award. The lecture and award will be presented at the American Coatings Conference, April 11-13 next year, in Indianapolis, IN. Nominations must be received by October 5. The 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. Nominations will be ranked by the Mattiello Memorial Lecture Committee for technical accomplishment, service to the coatings industry, and leadership. 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 50-55 minute lecture followed by a question and answer session. A completed paper must also be submitted for the conference proceedings and possible inclusion in ACA publications. Dr. Danny C. Rich, manager of Sun Chemical Corp.’s Color Research Laboratory was the 2015 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award recipient, delivering the lecture, ‘Solid State Lighting and its Impact on the Marketing and Production of Decorative Coatings,’ at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference in March in Louisville, Ky. The standards for the award are high. ACA asks that nominations include a nomination letter highlighting the outstanding achievements of the nominee, and two seconding letters; a complete biography of the nominee including name, age, and place of birth;  current position and brief job history; and education and degrees, with dates. There must also be a minimum of two letters of support from individuals within the industry; and reference to significant publications and awards. Individuals cannot nominate themselvees. All nominations should be forwarded to: Mattiello Memorial Lecture Committee c/o Steve Sides at