ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
NOTE: This is one week earlier than usual due to the Heat Treaters Conference

Please do not respond with your reservation to Marion Gordon any longer
as all monthly reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.
Please state your corporate or organization affiliation with your reservation

Reservations CONTACT: Technical Chair, Dr. Bob Schemenski, FASM, RMS Consulting
or telephone 330-705-2563

Speaker: Bill Acra, Consultant to AZZ Galvanizing, Canton, Ohio

The presentation will include information on the following aspects of Galvanizing:

  1. AZZ Galvanizing
  2. Corrosion Problems
  3. Hot dip Galvanizing for corrosion protection
  4. Zinc
  5. Applications of Hot Dip Galvanizing
  6. Duplex coatings

William E. (Bill) Acra started his career as Sales Manager of Witt Galvanizing in 1982. During his time at Witt he held the position of Sales Manager, Plant Manager. Operations Manager and General Manager of Witt’s three galvanizing plants. In 2008 AZZ Galvanizing Services acquired Witt and Bill was named National Sales and Marketing Manager.

Bill is a member of the American Galvanizers Association serving as member of the Member Services and Technical Committees. He has served as Chairman of the Market Development Committee. He has completed the Master Galvanizer’s course and is designated by AGA as a Master Galvanizer.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Management and Wilmington College with a BA in Business Administration.

He has presented numerous seminars at the University of Cincinnati, Northwestern University, Lawrence University, the University of Akron and many others. He has also presented seminars at many Architectural/ Engineering firms and manufacturing companies throughout the United States. Bill has recently retired from AZZ Galvanizing and is currently a consultant to the company.

Location:New Era Café, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312, 330-784-0087
Networking: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Cost:$25.00 members & spouses / $30.00 non members / $20.00 retirees / $10.00 Students
Buffet: Swiss Steak, Lasagna, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

Due to increased operating expenses please note the increase in cost.

Next Meeting: November 18, 2015. New Era Café. Prof. Matthew L. Becker, PhD,
            The University of Akron Departments of Polymer Science & Biomedical Engineering
            Director, Akron Functional Materials Center.

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Prof. Matthew L. Becker, PhD. The University of Akron
December, 2015 no meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Joint meeting w / ASME Akron, George Vander Voort , New Era Cafe
February, 2016 Engineers Week Banquet, ASM Akron Outstanding Achievement Award
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Thermal Spray Night TBA New Era Cafe
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Tom Lukach U Akron Engineering Technology New Era Cafe
May, 2016 TBA

We will no longer be mailing printed meeting notices. Most of you will agree that the cost factor is an issue and we do our best to keep our Chapter in good financial condition. Please contact Marion Gordon by if you have a preferred or updated e-mail address so that we can keep you informed.

ASM Akron Teachers Camp Our 9th Teachers Camp will be held July 18-22, 2016. For additional information contact Dr. Robert Shemenski, FASM . We thank our sponsors and look forward to Teachers Camp 2016. Many thanks for the dedicated efforts of Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, his support team of volunteers and Teacher Camp sponsors.

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ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors