Operations Team Title

Tom Dudley

Tom Dudley is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a physicist and the ASM resident in-house technical expert.  His background includes consulting engineering in oil & gas, including applications engineering for the biopharmaceutical, medical devices and petrochemical markets.  He also has an extensive background in aerospace, semiconductor and power industry applications.  His most recent experience was with a $15 billion corporation in the role of Group Vice-President of Engineering and Technology, where he led the development of new products and materials for the Group.

Sydney Victor

Sydney Victor is the Corporate Counsel for ASM International and the ASM Materials Solutions Network. She has extensive experience with membership-based collaborative platforms and associated agreements. Sydney specializes in developing customized legal solutions for organizations with innovative and unique business models serving all industry sectors. Sydney received her JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, and has completed the University of Oxford’s Summer Law Programme in the U.K. with a focus on international law.

Nigel Benn

Nigel Benn is Director of the ASM Materials Solutions Network. Nigel previously spent many years leading a global sales effort in the field of major capital projects, mainly in the oil and gas and power markets. His history of developing collaborative relationships with multiple organizations has proven to be an asset in identifying and addressing the needs of Clients while managing delivery of solutions that fully protect clients’ IP and confidentiality. A native of Manchester, where he qualified as a Mechanical Engineer, Nigel has worked with many different industry sectors, and has developed a broad-based knowledge.

John Peppler

John Peppler is an experienced laboratory manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. He is skilled in materials testing, failure analysis, design engineering, nonprofit organizations, strategic planning, program management, project management, and team building. John graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering. John has managed the complete overhaul and modernization of ASM’s teaching labs, including the commissioning of several state-of-the-art microscopes, testing machines and a lab-scale heat treating furnace.

Nate Bulcroft

Nate Bulcroft is the Business Development Manager for ASM International, where his role is to grow corporate relationships and promote sustaining commercial partnerships.  Nate believes that ASM is uniquely positioned to address an ever-developing lack of materials expertise across all industry segments.  He has been instrumental in developing Client relations for the recently launched ASM Materials Solutions Network. Nate is a native of Cleveland with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Cleveland State University.

Diane Konecny

Diane Konecny manages the Member Services team for ASM International and the ASM Materials Solutions Network. Diane has extensive customer service experience with over 25 years of tenure within membership-based organizations. Diane’s unrelenting desire to exceed ASM Member expectations for nearly two decades makes her an ideal Operations Team Member to serve the needs of Client and Provider Members alike. Diane is a native of Northeast Ohio and is committed to the continued development of ASM and the surrounding region.