At its October Fall Meeting in San Antonio, TX, the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), the world’s largest network of heat treaters in the world, recognized Jim Oakes, from Super Systems from Cincinnati, OH, with the Distinguished Service Award.
The Distinguished Service Award is given to the MTI member in recognition of their current and on-going commitment to the betterment of the Metal Treating Institute with one of more notable accomplishments.
MTI Awards Chair, Jamie Jones stated during the award ceremony, “In our industry, when you think of the word service and commitment, the name Jim Oakes always comes to mind. No matter what the committee or project, he is there willing to help and always with a smile. He is passionate about the industry and cares about the people he serves with. He exemplifies what service is all about.”
Jim has served on the MTI Board of Trustees and was President of MTI in 2020-2021. MTI would like to say Thank You to Jim Oakes who epitomizes the characteristics of what a true volunteer should have.
The Metal Treating Institute, established in 1933, is an international non-profit trade association for the heat treating industry. MTI is based in Hendersonville, TN with members in 40 states and 6 countries.