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Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members THOMAS D. COOPER is senior program manager for Universal Technology Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. Before joining UTC in 1995, he retired from his position as chief, Systems Support Division, Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory (now the Air Force Research Laboratory), at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, after 39 years with the U.S. Air Force, including 2 years as an Air Force officer. A registered professional engineer in Ohio, he specializes in all aspects of aerospace metallurgical engineering and the application of materials in operational aerospace systems, including nondestructive evaluation, failure analysis, specifications and standards, materials selection, ant! manufacturing. Mr. Cooper has had broacl experience working in the areas of research, development, manufacturing, and application of new and advanced aerospace materials. He has also been deeply involved with the materials and processes aspects of aircraft and engine structural integrity programs. Mr. Cooper's numerous honors ant! awards include the 1991 ASNT Meh! Honor Lecture, SAE's 1991 Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award, SAE's 1992 Arch T. Colwell Cooperative Engineering Gold Medal, the Air Force Systems Commands Certificate of Merit, and the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Award. He also represented the United States Air Force in international specification activities, including having served for many years as the U.S. delegate to NATO AC/82 Group of Experts on the Conversion of U.S. Aerospace Materials Specifications. Mr. Cooper served for 8 years as chairman of the Aerospace Materials Division of the SAE, responsible for preparing the Aeronautical Materials Specifications. He also served on SAE' s Performance Review Board and as a member of SAE' s Performance Review Institute Registrar Advisory Panel. He is widely recognized throughout the aerospace community and is a fellow of both ASM International and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. He is also a member of AIAA, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, the Dayton Engineers Club, and the Air Force Association and is an honorary member of SAE's Aerospace Materials Division. SAMUEL P. GARBO has 29 years of experience in the aerospace industry advancing the development, application, qualification, or certification of advanced materials and structure in commercial and military aircraft. Mr. Garbo has significant expertise working with industry, government agencies, university, and professional societies to define standard practices for the characterization, qualification, and certification of advanced materials and aircraft structure in fixect-wing and rotorcraft applications. He has been with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (United Technologies) since 1983 and is currently director of technology engineering, directing the technology development and planning in areas of structures research, aeromechanics, and advanced manufacturing technologies. Prior to joining Sikorsky Aircraft, Mr. Garbo focused on composite materials, structural design, analysis, and research and development at McDonnell Aircraft. Mr. Garbo is on the Management Council for Sikorsky Aircraft; president of Composite Materials Characterization, Inc., an industry consortium; the 49
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50 Impact of Acquisition Reform on DoD Materials and Processes Specifications and Standards Sikorsky D 30 Committee Voting Member of ASTM; and a member of ASTM, ADS, AIAA, and Tau Beta Pi. Prior associations include the following: co-chair, Military Handbook 17 Guidelines Working Group; eclitorial board, Journal of Composites Technology and Research and International Composites Journal; Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Subcommittee on Standarclization; AIA Task Group for the Standarclization of Composite Test Methods; anal AIA Task Group for Standard Damage Tolerance Specification. DAROLD L. GRIFFEN is president and CEO of Engineering & Management Executives, ~c., with broad executive responsibilities to grow the corporation and enhance stockholder values. EME provides executive engineering and management service in acquisition streamlining, business development; strategic business planning; customer relations; teaming, joint ventures and strategic alliance; continuous process controls; and manufacturing engineering and training. Prior to joining EME in 1994, Mr. Griffin had a Tong and impressive career with the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), ending up as principal materiel developer and acquisition agent for the U.S. Army. His major responsibilities were development, engineering, and acquisition. He directed a highly successful initiative to reform military specifications and standards for the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (AR). Mr. Griffin also created and implemented acquisition reform strategies, policies, and field training of the acquisition community (research, clevelopment, procurement, and organic manufacturing). His professional affiliations include NDIA, AUSA, and the American Society of Metals. Mr. Griffin has expertise in the preparation of commercial and international standards and military acquisition. TIMOTHY L. GUILLIAMS is a standards engineer with the Boeing Company. He writes, maintains, coordinates, and resolves issues relating to Boeing Company standards, specifically electrical material and process specifications. His expertise is in the preparation of commercial and military standards. Mr. Guilliams administers the Boeing company-wide engineering standards system with responsibility for the overall health of the standards system. He acts as react or as part of a team in cross-functional and cross- clivisional Boeing stanciarclization initiatives. He also reviews external (government or industry) standards for their impact on Boeing. Since 1994, Mr. Guilliams has also been active in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He serves as chairman of Subcommittee SAE AE-8C2, Aerospace Electrical Terminating Devices, where he is responsible for managing the smooth operation of this standards-writing committee with biannual meetings and is actively concerned with the impacts of military standard and specification reform on industry. AE-8C2 is deeply concerned with impacts of the transfer of military specifications requiring qualification to industry standards cleveloping organizations and is currently drafting recommended practices for the format of SAE standards that include qualification requirements. The chairmen of AK-8 committees participate in the AE-S executive committee, Aerospace Electrical Distribution Systems, to guide AK-8 subcommittees in providing effective, integrated standardization programs in conjunction with other government and industry standardization activities. ERNEST M. PIISILA is a quality assurance engineer at the Monroe, North Carolina, facility of ALLVAC with responsibilities as the ISO 9000 coordinator for four
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Appendix D. Biographical Sketches of Committee Members ALLVAC production sites. He has expertise in materials and processing technologies and materials testing. Mr. Piisila currently manages the ALLVAC Quality Assurance administration for customer orders that are to supply government contracts, U.S. Navy nuclear orders and commercial nuclear customers. He also reviews and interprets 51 specifications as they pertain to material requirements and certification, with oversight of the Certifications Supervisor. He began his career with ALLVAC at the Latrobe, Pennsylvania, facility in 1974 as assistant chief chemist. By 1987, he had become assistant manager of quality assurance at that site, with direct responsibility for the material testing laboratories, specification review, process control procedures, and audits. From 1991 until his transfer to ALLVAC in Monroe, North Carolina, in 1994, he served as manager of quality assurance with responsibilities for all site quality assurance functions and the chemical and metallurgical laboratories. Mr. Piisila is a member of the American Society for Quality and the American Society for Materials (ASM). NEVILLE PUGH has been at NIST since 1979. He was born and educates! in Wales, receiving his B.S. (1956) and Ph.D. (1959) in metallurgy from the University of Wales at Cardiff. His expertise is in the preparation of commercial and international standards. Dr. Pugh's research career focused on fracture and the effects of corrosive environments on the fracture (stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, and liquid metal embrittlement) of a broad range of alloys, including those of copper, iron (stainless steels), aluminum, and titanium. His research was conducted primarily at the Australian Defense Stanciarcls Laboratories (1959-1963), Martin Marietta's Research Institute for Advanced Studies (1963-1970), and the Metallurgy Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1970-1979), in addition to the Corrosion Group at NIST. He has published widely and has received NACE's Whitney Award for Corrosion Science (1984) and the Department of Commerce Silver Medal (1989~. He is a fellow of both ASM International (1984) and NACE International (1995~. In 1985, Dr. Pugh became chief of the Metallurgy Division, managing a group of 50-60 professionals; cluring that period, he was a member of the federal government's Senior Executive Service. Beginning in early 1998, Dr. Pugh shifted his interests from materials science and engineering to the standards area. He worked first at NIST's Office of International and Academic Affairs on a European Union-U.S. program on mutual acceptance of calibration certificates, focusing on problems encounterer! by the FAA and other U.S. regulatory agencies in establishing equivalence between the primary standards of NIST and those of the European Union national metrology laboratories. He is currently a member of the headquarters staff at NIST's Office of Standards Services, where he is involvecl with issues relating to the implementation of the 1995 Technology Transfer and Advancement Act and of the development of a national standards strategy. ROBERT STEFFEN has been a process engineering metallurgist with Raytheon since 1980. His expertise is in specifications and standards. He is involved in fabrication shop, program design, quality engineering, and procurement activities. He was elected Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 1998. Mr. Steffen plays a leadership role in Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Materials Specifications Committees as vice chair of the Aerospace Materials Division, chair of the Metals Group, and past chair of Nonferrous Alloys Committee D. He also participates on the RSC Castings/Forgings/Metals Stock Technology Team, RTIS Technical Recognition and
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52 Impact of Acquisition Reform on DoD Materials and Processes Specifications and Standards Award Program Team, RTIS Casting Quality Improvement Team, and Dallas Metal Fabrication COE Technical LacIder Process Team. Mr. Steffen is a member of ASM International and the American Founcirymen's Society. CARL H. ZWEBEN, now an independent consultant on composites, was for many years acivancec3 technology manager and division fellow at GE Astro Space, which was acquired by Lockheed Martin. His expertise is in systems design. At Lockheed Martin, Dr. Zweben was responsible for developing advance composites applications and technology. He served as manager of the GE Aerospace Composites Center of Excellence and as leader of the Lockheed Martin Space and Strategic Missiles Sector Composite Structures Center of Excellence Team. He also was responsible for management of all Astro Space structural, mechanical, and thermal technologies. Dr. Zweben has chaired design and mission success reviews, conducted marketing studies, and consulted on acquisitions and joint ventures for GE Corporate Headquarters. He is also an advisor to the Georgia Institute of Technology NSF (Electronic) Packaging Research Center, part-time research professor at Drexel University's Department of Materials Engineering, and adjunct professor at the University of Maine Department of Civil Engineering. He previously helct positions at DuPont and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He holds degrees in civil engineering (structures) ant} applied mechanics from the Cooper Union, Columbia University, and Polytechnic University.
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