is an internationally known authority on titanium.Rod
has been atBoeing since 1965, and has specialized in titanium for over 30 years.Ast the lead of Boeing's
titanium group for over 20 years, he
was responsible for all of the titanium materials and process specifications, resolution of manufacturing and fleet service issues, qualification of suppliers, and directing the Boeing research and development. Since becoming a Boeing Technical Fellow he has broadened his scope to become involved in more oversight type activities. Rod has been active with ASM International and has held all the chapter offices in the Puget Sound Chapter and has served on several national committees (presently on the Handbook Committee and the AeroMat Event Management Committee) and has been elected a Fellow.
In TMS he
has served in all the positions on the Titanium Committee
.Rod is the ASM U.S. delegate for the international organizing committee for the titanium world conferences.He
has written over 190 technical publications and presentations and has edited four books.