October 2015 Chairman’s Message

Last month’s meeting featured Roger Engelbart, ASNT National Chairman, as our guest speaker. There were 20 in attendance. Thanks to Roger for his informative presentation about the strategy and goals of ASNT and his vision for the growth of ASNT both locally and nationally. His presentation can be viewed on our website. Please take a moment to look at it and offer feedback. Roger can be contacted at roger.w.engelbart@boeing.com.

I would like to welcome Bob Nichol as our Vice Chairman and Jesse Groom as our section Secretary. Bob is well known to our organization and a welcome addition to the section officer team. Jesse is doing a great job with the website and newsletters and is also our October speaker. I am looking forward to working closely with Bob and Jesse along with the entire ASNT Pittsburgh leadership.

Our October 15th speaker, Jesse Groom, is an accomplished Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) qualified Level II Phased Array Inspector and employed by System One. System One is a 30 plus year provider of integrated quality solutions, Including quality assurance, quality control, nondestructive testing and inspection services.  Jesse has a broad range of ultrasonic experience, from immersion to air coupled ultrasonic.  The presentation will consist of a basic understanding of phased array followed by an over view of weld inspection, and then will cover some of the unusual applications.

The meeting will be held at TUV Rheinland at 100 Industrial Boulevard (Aliquippa) in the Hopewell Industrial Park starting promptly at 6PM. Dinner will immediately follow at Harold’s Inn located at 2134 Broadhead Road (Aliquippa) also in Hopewell, PA. We are looking forward to seeing some new faces. Please make an effort to attend. As always, please confirm your attendance by contacting Gary Young.

In November we will have a joint meeting with ASM. Ival Martin from Aerial Energy Resources will be the guest speaker. The event will be held at Robert Morris University. Details of this event will follow in next month’s newsletter.

As an incentive, we will be presenting ASNT Pittsburgh hats to attendees at your second meeting attended. We also have logo shirts that we will present at the fourth meeting attended.

ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman

John Markanich

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