Chairman’s Message

September 2015 Chairman’s Message

ASNT Chairman’s Message

Welcome to the new year of ASNT meetings. Once again I would like to thank Bob Saunders for handling the chairman duties for our local section for the last several years. Bob left things in very good shape for me to assume the chair position. Bob is still heavily involved as well as George Maksin for the day to day activities of the Pittsburgh Section. We have a good agenda for this upcoming season. We are starting off on Wednesday, September 16. Please note the date change from our usual third Thursdays. The ASNT National Chairman, Roger Engelbart, will present the state of the organization and future plans for ASNT. This meeting will be free of charge for the first 40 people that sign up. Let’s provide Roger with a great first impression and show our support for Roger. I am sure that Roger will energize our group and help get us off to a great start. The meeting will be held at the Springfield Grill, 7001 Crider Road, Mars, PA just off of Route 228. The agenda follows in the newsletter. Please take a moment to look it over and make plans to attend some of our meetings. Some of the highlights include joint sessions with ASM and AWS along with presentations on Phased Array UT, Radiographic inspection, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, specifications and certification, and a training class for Acoustic Emission. As your new chairman, I want to thank the entire executive committee for your efforts in the past and ask for your future help to make our local section successful and grow. We are looking for some fresh faces at our meetings and to catch up with some old friends. The meeting cost is nominal ($25) and includes dinner and refreshments. In most cases, your companies will reimburse your expenses. Again, thanks, and hope to see you at our meetings. ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman, John Markanich