ASM Akron Meeting Notice

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meeting Sponsor: Hark Laboratories

Student Affairs Sponsors to Date:
Akron Steel Treating Co., Element Materials Technology Cleveland,
McAfee Tool & Die Co., Solar Atmospheres of Western PA

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Monday, April 16, 2012, by 2:00 p.m.
Walk- ins are welcome*****

Reservations not canceled 2 days prior to meeting
will be invoiced as we must pay for meals reserved.
Reservations:Marion Gordon, Marion Holdt & Co.,
Technical Chair: Wayne Niehoff, Babcock & Wilcox, Euclid

Topic: Corrosion in the Home

Homeowners generally have no awareness about corrosion until it becomes a reality, sometimes with dire circumstances. Annual household corrosion costs in the US exceed $2 billion due to structural collapse, leaking pipes and storage tanks, explosions, polluted property, and remediation. There may be legal action when corrosion failures impact the safety of people, property, and the environment. A home may be expected to survive for at least 100 years, excluding the perils of natural disaster. A homeowner should not be threatened by unexpected and sometimes unnecessary, but often expensive, corrosion costs.

Speaker: Dr. Robert M. Shemenski, FASM RMS Consulting, Canton OH

Dr. Robert M. Shemenski, FASM - graduated with a MetE Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University, majoring in corrosion science and engineering. After serving as a Captain, US Army, with the 1st TC Battalion in Vietnam, he worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ; Battelle Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, OH; and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH, where he spent 24 years as Manager of Wire Science and Technology. He has 20 US patents and two company trade secrets. After retiring from Goodyear, he was Vice President of Technology and Quality at Amercord, Inc., in Lumber City, GA. In 1999, he started RMS Consulting, Inc., in North Canton, OH. He was also Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Akron, Akron, OH, teaching corrosion science and engineering. He is a member of NACE International (Certified Corrosion Specialist), ASM International, and the Wire Association International where he served as President in 1999 and 2000. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.

Fellow ASM International – 1990
WAI Mordica Memorial Award – 1998
WAI Allan B. Dove Memorial Award – 1986, 1999, 2000
WAI Donnellan Memorial Award – 2003

ASM Akron Officers Election 2012-2013 WILL BE HELD AT THE APRIL MEETING.

Location:New Era Café
10 Massillon Rd. Akron OH 44312,
Time: Networking: 5:30 / Dinner: 6:30 p.m. / Presentation: 7:30
Cost:$20.00 ASM members & spouses / $22.00 guests / $15.00 retirees / $5.00 Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas, Stuffed Pork Chops, Potato, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Dessert
Vegetarians: Rigatoni with Meatless Sauce. Request a vegetarian meal with your reservation.

Next Meeting: Social Night Saturday, May 19, 2012 Wine Tasting at the New Era

ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors