Nominations for the 25 Most Influential People in the North American Heat Treating Industry

Way back, November 30th to be exact we started our nomination process for our semi-annual list of the 25 Most Influential People in the North American Heat Treating Industry and since that time we have received hundreds of very interesting suggestions. Well we are almost ready to put together our final list but before we do here are a few more interesting suggestions which might or might not make our final list.

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Tom Gibbons, Bodycote. President, Aerospace, Defense & Energy, Heat Treat and Surface Technology at Bodycote. Tom is based in Texas and has responsibility for 65 operational sites making him a very influential individual indeed.

Paul Oleszkiewicz, VP at Nitrex Metal Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Paul has been with Nitrex since almost the beginning and is a very active part of the management team guiding multiple initiatives  at Nitrex. In this photo Paul is on the left.

Dennis Beauchesne, ECM. Dennis has been a part of the North American Heat Treat industry for over 20 years. Currently the General Manager of ECM USA, Inc., Dennis has worked with many companies within the heat treat industry. Not only has he been a pioneer for the Low Pressure Vacuum Carburizing sector – Dennis is a true collaborator within this community on many facets.

Chris Otten, Schaeffler Bearings. A few people suggested Mr. Chris Otten, a suggestion which we are rather embarrassed to say did not occur to us immediately as we have known Chris for over 25 years. Chris’s official title is “Regional Technician Heat Treat” and as such he is responsible for making heat treat decisions for a number of Schaeffler facilities in Canada, the US and Mexico.