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Heat Treating Society member Steve Ferdon earns CHTE Distinguished Service Award
August 01, 2017
Source: ASM International
The Center for Heat Treating Excellence at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass., announces that it has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Steve Ferdon. The award is granted to an individual who has made significant, commendable, and long-standing contributions to the promotion of CHTE. A member of the ASM Heat Treating Society, Mr. Ferdon is the Director of Global Engineering Technology in the Fuel Systems Business Unit at global power leader Cummins Inc.
A member of CHTE since 2010, he has served as chair of its board of directors since 2012. His leadership at CHTE has contributed to mentoring the next generation of engineers, formalizing industrial membership governance of the board of directors, and sharing technical knowledge of heat treating applications with members.
Mr. Ferdon received the award at a formal ceremony recently during CHTE's biennial meeting on the WPI campus. "I am surprised and humbled by this recognition from the CHTE membership," he said. "Every year, I look forward to the spring and fall CHTE meetings, and the energizing collaboration with this unique group of talented, experienced, and highly practical technical leaders."
"Steve has impacted the advancement of CHTE," said Richard Sisson, George F. Fuller professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI and technical director of CHTE. "From a technical standpoint, he brings a broad perspective to the industry. Cummins works with an extensive network of heat treating service providers from all over the world, applying multiple processes for ferrous alloys, and he shares a great deal of what Cummins has learned with our industrial members."
Prof. Sisson also noted Mr. Ferdon's efforts to bring the next generation of engineers to the meetings, where they can learn practical experience from industry leaders.
Steve received the Outstanding Materials Science Engineer Award from Purdue University's School of Materials Engineering in 1998, and is on the school's advisory committee. He holds six patents, is a Licensed Professional Engineer, and is a member of the AISI Bar Steel Fatigue Property Consortium Steering Committee. He began his career at Indiana-based Cummins in 1992 as a technical specialist in materials engineering.
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