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Richard C. Sutherlin, manager of technical services at ATI Wah Chang, Albany, OR, has received the 2013 H.R. "Russ" Ogden Award from ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys. A graduate of the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology of the University of Montana, Sutherlin was recognized for contributions to development of applications for reactive and refractory metals to be used in corrosive environments, with specific focus on zirconium, titanium, and niobium.
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Richard Sutherlin Honored by ASTM for Contributions to Reactive and Refractory Metals Industry
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Richard C. Sutherlin, manager of technical services at ATI Wah Chang, Albany, Ore., has received the 2013 H.R. “Russ” Ogden Award from ASTM International. This annual award, presented by ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys, honors outstanding accomplishments in the science and technology of reactive and refractory metals and alloys.
The fifth ATI Wah Chang employee to receive this ASTM award, Sutherlin was recognized for his significant contributions to the development of applications for reactive and refractory metals to be used in corrosive environments, with specific focus on zirconium, titanium and niobium.
Sutherlin has been with Wah Chang since 1977, holding various positions of increasing responsibility, including manager of outside fabrication, business unit manager and manager of materials engineering. In his current role, which he assumed in 2000, he provides technical support to users in the areas of materials selection for corrosive environments, failure analysis, welding and applications engineering.
A graduate of the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology of the University of Montana, Butte, Mont., where he received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, Sutherlin is a registered professional engineer in the state of Oregon. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Welding Society and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and has served as the technical chair for the ATI Corrosion Solutions Conference since its inception in 1997.
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