RIBARDO NAMED TO HOBART INSTITUTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS At the May meeting of the Board of Directors of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Charlie Ribardo Jr., Ph.D., PE was elected to serve as trustee.A graduate of The Ohio State University and Texas A&M University, Charlie has over 17 years experience in the fields of welding engineering, materials research, manufacturing and management.He
brings to the board extensive expertise and education in the areas of welding processes, design, metallurgy, and nondestructive evaluation.
"I am truly honored to be elected to the HIWT Board of Directors," says Charlie
."In the several years that I have been involved with HIWT
, I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the students, former students, and dedicated staff and instructors.I recognize the rich history and the important mission this institution fulfills.I hope to contribute to a successful future through many years of participation and interaction with this fine organization."Charlie is employed by BP America, Inc., Houston, Texas, and in that capacity provides management and welding support to concurrent on-shore, off-shore, and sub-sea projects.He is a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), and ASM International and he serves on the Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee at Texas A&M University. The author of numerous documents, Charlie was named an Edison Welding Institute (EWI) Graduate Fellow and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University. Upon the appointment of Dr. Ribardo, André Odermatt, Chairman of the Board and President of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, comments, "On behalf of our trustees, management and staff, I am pleased to welcome Charlie Ribardo to our board of trustees.Upon the appointment of Dr. Ribardo, André Odermatt, Chairman of the Board and President of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, comments, "On behalf of our trustees, management and staff, I am pleased to welcome Charlie Ribardo to our board of trustees.
We have known Charlie
for several years as an active, insightful member of the Hobart Institute's
Program Advisory Council and I can unequivocally attest to his
enthusiasm, integrity and ability.