A prestigious honorary Award in recognition of Gerry's services to the polymer sector locally, nationally and internationally.
The Max Rainey Memorial Medal was conceived in honour of Max Rainey OBE by his son John Rainey MBE the Chairman and co-founder of the Denman Group, along with his late father. Max was a skilled engineer, entrepreneur, and pioneer of the local polymer sector.
The Max Rainey Memorial Medal is more usually associated with the Max Rainey Prize, that was initiated at the Queen's University Belfast's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2013. The Prize is awarded each year to a Stage 3 or Stage 4 student on the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Product Design Engineering pathways. The winner must achieve the highest mark in their individual research project on a topic related to the design and manufacture of polymer products or the development of polymer materials.
So it is a mark of Gerry's exceptional and unique contribution to the sector over forty plus years that this Medal was presented by John Rainey himself at the Inaugural Denroy Autumn Lecture at Riddel Hall in front of an audience of around 100 people last night.