At the annual ACA Conference in November 2017, Fred Salome received the Victor Nightingall award from ACA President Matthew Dafter. The Victor Nightingall Award is recognition of distinguished achievement in the development, manufacture or application of protective coatings or advancement of the protective coatings industry.
Fred has some connection to this award which was first presented in 1997 by the newly formed Protective Coatings Technical Group within the ACA. Fred was the founding Secretary, and Don Bartlett (also formerly with CTI) was the founding President. In 1999, Fred presented the Award to John Hartley at the Sydney ACA Conference.
Fred feels greatly honoured and somewhat humbled by the regard shown to him by his colleagues in corrosion.