LONDON, UK – 10 November – Doug Puerta, Director of Aerospace Product Qualification Testing (PQT) at Element Materials Technology has been appointed as President of the ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS).

The ASM Thermal Spray Society is a membership body that facilitates information exchange, scientific progress, and professional networking opportunities for a global community of professionals that seek to advance the theory, practice and acceptance of thermal spray—a versatile coating technology used in nearly every industry including Aerospace, Oil and Gas and Transportation, to solve critical issues.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, comments ‘’Doug’s appointment is a fantastic achievement. Thermal spray technologies are widely used in the Aerospace sector and at Element we support our clients in running comprehensive endurance tests for various components that feature thermal spray. Actively participating in organizations such as TSS, allows Element to be at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the industry, demonstrating our commitment in becoming the best and most trusted testing partner in the sector.’’

About Element:

Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of 2,000 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 61 laboratories located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com

Media Contact:

Bora Trimcev, Communications Manager, Element Materials Technology, tel: +44 (0) 2035 401 820, e-mail: bora.trimcev@element.com

Actively participating in organizations such as TSS, allows Element to be at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the industry, demonstrating our commitment in becoming the best and most trusted testing partner in the sector.

Rick Sluiters

EVP, Aerospace & defense