Chairman Message – March 2017
Chairman Message – March 2017Our last meeting was held on February 16th at Monte Cello’s in Cranberry Township. Our speaker was Dave Marcyjanik, Lead Staff Engineer for the Measurement & Inspection (M&I) and Staff Engineer for NDT, at the Performance Review Institute. Dave had a 32 year career in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard where he retired in 2012. His was “The Air National Guard Air Refueling Mission and the NDT Program”. Dave gave an enjoyable presentation where we learned a lot about refueling and the Air National Guard. It was also attended by a number of PRI NDT auditors who were in town. Thanks to Dave for his valued contribution to our section. Our March meeting will be held on Tuesday (instead of our usual Thursdays) on March 14th. It will be a joint meeting with AWS. The meeting will start at 6:00 PM at the RJ Lee Group, 350 Hochberg Rd., Monroeville, PA 15146. Our host will be James V. Pellegrino. RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics analytical laboratory and scientific consulting firm. The group deals with problems encountered during the manufacturing process, to ensure regulatory compliance, and to uncover and understand the root cause of product failure. Their technical experts provide customized solutions that are flexible, scalable, and best-suited to the application. They have been solving technical challenges for over 30 years. One focus will be on the capabilities and challenges of the Failure Analysis Lab. The lab includes a suite of electron microscopy and spectroscopy methods that are critical in failure investigations. A dinner will follow immediately following the presentation at Palmieri’s Restaurant, 951 Old Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15239 (approximately 1 mile from lab). Please make every effort to attend this meeting. It should be a good one and well attended from AWS as well. Attached is an agenda list for the section through the end of our current calendar year. I welcome suggestions for your preferred meeting and dinner locations.