ASM Akron Meeting Notice

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Reservations Requested by: Monday November 18, 2013 by 3:00 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 330-325-1909

Technical Chair: John C. Gordon 330-325-1445

Presentation: "Medical Implants Materials"
Speaker: Lanny Steckel,  Retiree, Stryker Corporation, LaTrobe PA.

Experienced as a Clinical Orthopaedic Surgical Specialist from 2007 to 2010, Lanny was self-employed representing several Orthopaedic implant companies. Prior to that, he was employed by Stryker Three Rivers based in Latrobe PA. During that time he advised surgeons as to availability and utilization of implant materials. He oversaw orthopaedic implant procedures with his case coverage including 20 counties in Ohio and 2 counties in PA., spread out over 75 hospitals. Lanny presented over 200 in-services for operating room nursing staff and personnel.

Prior to his time with Stryker, Lanny was a surgical technician at Akron City Hospital. His projects included assisting in preparation of surgical protocol for microscopic spinal surgery and also assisted in the implementation of the first C.E.U. protocols for orthopaedic surgeons in the nation.

Additionally, Lanny has attended the University of Akron and taken numerous C.E. classes for orthopaedics. He resides in Uniontown, OH. and is an active participant in many organizations including fund raising and membership activities.

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

Upcoming Meetings: December: No Meeting
January 15, 2014:
Joint meeting with ASME Akron Section and ASM Canton Chapter to be held at the New Era Restaurant. There will be a limit of 60 attendees so be sure to register early.
The ASM Akron Chapter will be hosting the Akron Engineers Week activities held the third week in February 2014 at Emidio’s. Louis Cseko Jr. is our representative to the E-Week organization.

ASM Akron Teachers Camp 2014. We thank our 2013 sponsors and look forward to next year’s Teachers Camp to be held in July of 2014. Much appreciation to Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, and his team of volunteers.

Materials Selection Course will be offered by the ASM Akron Chapter in the late winter months. We are in the planning stage – Details TBA.
Contact Dr. Bob Shemenski, FASM, Akron Chapter Education Chair 330-705-2563.

If you have any suggestions for topics, presentations or tours please contact Dave Houser, Babcock & Wilcox Company,, 330-860-1788.

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ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors