The North American Die Casting Association presented CWM CEO Walter G. Treiber their Distinguished Life Achievement Award at the International Reception and Awards Banquet during the NADCA 22nd International Die Casting Congress and Exposition.
The award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the die casting industry and a long record of service to the association and its predecessors. He is a past recipient of NADCA’s Austin T. Lillegren Award, Doehler Award, and Gullo & Treiber Award. Walter has served as a member of the NADCA Board of Directors, co-chairman of its National Affairs Committee, and as a founding member of NADCA’s Die Casting Development Council and co-chairman of its first Finance Committee.
He has also served as president of the International Magnesium Association and currently as a member of the IMA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and as First Vice President. His record includes service as a board member of the Institute of Magnesium Technology.
A pioneer in the introduction of the hot-chamber magnesium die casting process in North America, Walter brought the first hot-chamber magnesium machine to Chicago White Metal Casting in 1978.