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Eric Meyers Receives Keating Founders’ Freedom Award
Clifford Smith  |  October 7, 2018

  The American Foundry Society honored two leaders in metalcasting for their contributions to the foundry industry in the field of government affairs.

Eric R. Meyers and Bradford D. Muller are the 2018 recipients of the James P. Keating Founders’ Freedom Award, which recognizes significant work on behalf of the industry in government affairs, human resource management, safety and health, or education. The awards were presented at the 2018 Foundry Leadership Conference.

Eric is CEO and president of Oil City Iron Works Inc. and longtime TCMA champion.
He is a past chair of the AFS Texas Chapter and an active member of the AFS Government Affairs Committee. From that platform, Eric advocates for effective public policies for the industry.

Eric has been a strong activist with the delegation of Texans to the annual AFS Government Affairs Fly-In in Washington, D.C., and he hosts plant tours for members of Congress at Oil City Iron Works.

Brad is vice president of marketing for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company (Charlotte, North Carolina) and is the first chair of the AFS Management Council.

Brad was head of the AFS Government Affairs Committee for many years, and he
testified on behalf of AFS before lawmakers and government agencies in Washington,
D.C. At Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, he has hosted plant tours for members of
Congress and for Vice President Mike Pence.

AFS has conferred the James P. Keating Founders’ Freedom Award, originally called
the James P. Keating Award, since 1975. It is named in honor of James P. Keating of
Neenah Foundry Company.

Adapted from American Foundry Society Website