2018 Steering Committee


Kenneth Kirkham
Principal Engineer
E²G| The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.


Cody Kell
Materials Engineering Specialist

Steering Committee

  • Henk Akkermans, Professor, Tilburg University; Director, World Class Maintenance
  • Jason Bitting, Advisor–Mechanical Tech Service, Albemarle Corporation
  • Eileen Chant, Engineering Manager, Becht Engineering
    Dan Devine, Consultant, Midland Engineering, Ltd.
  • Mel Esmacher, Consulting Engineer, Metallurgical Services Lab, Suez
  • Brian Fitzgerald, Subject Matter Expert, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
  • Jader Furtado, International Expert R&D-Physical Metallurgy, Air Liquide R&D
  • Roy Grichuk, Director - Piping, Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
  • Byron Keelin, Operations Director, Materials Technology Institute
  • Damian Kotecki, Consultant, Damian Kotecki Welding Consultants, Inc.
  • Michael Long, Executive Director, The Vibration Institute (VI)
  • David McFarland, Principal Operations Readiness Maintenance & Integrity Engineer, Shell Global Solutions
  • Ed Naylor, Senior Materials Engineering Associate, AkzoNobel Projects & Engineering
  • Jose Ramirez, Materials & Welding Lead Specialist High Temperature Materials and Engineering Center, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Kirk Richardson, Marketing Director, Materials Technology Institute
  • Fred Schweighardt, National Projects Leader, Airgas, an Air Liquide Company
  • Michael Stevens, Principal Scientist, Ashland LLC
  • Paul Whitcraft, Executive Director, Materials Technology Institute (MTI)
  • Scott Whitlow, Materials Engineer Technology Leader, Veolia North America
  • Michael Yee, CEO, RTConsults
  • Chuck Young, Business Development Manager, Tricor Metals
  • Qiang Zeng, Principal Engineer/Materials Expert, China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center
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