BAMS Struck Medal Award awarded to Ingrid Austlid Rise
The 2015 BAMS Struck Medal Award was awarded to Ingrid Austlid Rise of Norway for her medal of Tormod Hermansen. The medal was struck by the Mint of Norway. 15 medals by 6 artists from 6 countries were submitted. The winning medal was chosen by a panel of representatives from BAMS and medal manufacturer Thomas Fattorini. The award takes the form of a struck silver medal bearing a posthumous portrait of Thomas Peter Fattorini by Ian Rank-Broadley. The 2016 BAMS Struck Medal Award will be chosen from the struck medals submitted to the FIDEM exhibition to be held in Namur, Belgium.
Ingrid Austlid Rise says of the medal:
“The medal is a gift to Hermansen for his several years at the board of Mint of Norway, edited in a small number mainly for Hermansen and his family.
Hermansen is known as management and organizational reformer in the government, in 1991 he restructured the Telephone directorate for state enterprises, and eventually public company. He was CEO of Telecom 1991-1995 and further in the transitioned Telenor until 2002. Under Hermansen management , there was a total renovation of the Telecommunications Administration , in preparation for the liberalization of the telecommunications market that was already on the way in the UK. Hermansen was pushing for massive reorganization where a new organization did emerge on the side of the old , as well as conversion to a public corporation in 1994 .
The Elk, the king of the forest, is referring to his place of birth, a valley well known for its huge number of forest animals.”