Chicago Section Chairman’s Message

Fellow members of ASNT Chicago Section:

Thank you for your continuing support of the NDT profession and ASNT Chicago Section! 

Welcome to your Chicago Section Yearbook for 2016 / 2017.  You will find our upcoming season’s Program Schedule, a Membership Roster, listings for the Section, Regional and National officers, and our supporting advertisers. 

We are fortunate to have a diverse membership, representing all types of manufacturing, transportation, energy, laboratories and suppliers.  Experts in all of the NDT methods are among us.  These facts provide Chicago Section a strong foundation for insightful discourse, valuable instruction and thoughtful mentoring.  Our Educational Presentations benefit greatly as well of course.  Last season we had fantastic speakers; this season promises to be more of the same!

This year Chicago Section is embarking on an ‘Outreach’ journey.  It is our goal to ‘go back to class’ and bring NDT to Junior High, High School and College students.  For any organization or profession to thrive, it needs young people.  For the young people to be interested, we need to expose them to the vital and rewarding profession that is NDT.  We welcome volunteers to share their stories with the students and show the different NDT methods in the classroom.

You may have noticed something a bit different at the top of the page.  Yes, Chicago Section has a new official logo!  Credit needs to be given to the art staff at National for coming up with the design.  Thanks also to Jennifer Anaya of Alloyweld, for facilitating the production of our new banner with the logo.  Come to a meeting to see it in person!

I would be remiss if I did not extend my sincere thanks to the Chicago Section Board.  You make my job easy.  The support is invaluable and very much appreciated!

To all the NDT professionals reading this – thank you for what you do!  You do make this world a safer and better place!

Chuck Johnson

ASNT Chicago Section – Meeting / Presentation Schedule 2016 – 2017

JULY 20                       Board Meeting
                                   Crazy Pour
                                   105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

 SEPTEMBER 27           Marty Anderson – Global Diving – Underwater NDT
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

OCTOBER 12               Steve Fults – Special Inspections
                                 Ultrasonic Evaluation Techniques for AWS, API, & ASME Weldments
                                    AWS / ASNT joint meeting
                                    Bohemian Crystal Restaurant
                                    639 Blackhawk Dr. - Westmont, IL 60559 – 6PM

NOVEMBER 14             Dale Coyne Racing - Site Visit – NDT in Indy Car Racing
                                    13400 Budler Rd.
                                    Plainfield, IL  60544 - 6PM

DECEMBER 12             Brenda Collins – ASNT Regional Director & Magnaflux
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

JANUARY 9                 ASNT National – President’s visit – David Bajula
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

FEBRUARY 13                Stu Kleven - Alloyweld Inspection- “Understanding Defects.” 
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

February 25                  Engineering Week - Student Outreach
                                    IIT Wheaton Campus
                                    201 East Loop Rd. - Wheaton, IL 60189

MARCH 13                   Larry Strouse – Federal Railroad Association
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

APRIL 10                      April Educational meeting.  Mr. Nils Hase, Sales Manager for Comet Technologies

                                   'Portable and Industrial X-Ray Production - How X-Rays are Actually Made.'
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

MAY 8                        Matt Roberts, Director of Operations with Virtual Media Integrations will be presenting on

                                'A Close-up Look at Computed Radioigraphy: Past, Present and Future.'
Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM

JUNE 12                       ASNT Chicago Section Planning Meeting
                                    Crazy Pour
                                    105 E. North Ave. – Villa Park – 6PM


ASNT Chicago Section Roster

Wayne Abarca         Jan Achenbach       Jawed Akhter        Imad Al-Qadi.         John Aldrin             Jennifer Anaya         John Anderson        Ralph Anderson

Todd Anderson        David Anthony        David Archer          David Atkins.          Michael Bailey        John Balke               Stephen Berg          Paul Berlin

Richard Bernardi     James Bicek           Mark Bjork             Stephen Black         Lisa Bly                  Ken Boden               H. Bogart                Stephen Borcik

Jaime Bregaudit      Jean Bridge            Linda Brissey         Kenneth Bronder     Michael Brown         Kevin Brox              Jade Burnett           Guy Cameron

Patrick Cassidy        Jesseca Cate          Xiang Chen            Michael Chiappetta  Glen Chonko           Michael Chopik        Kevin Coleman        Zayna Connor

Gregory Davis          David Doyle            Matthew Durrett    homas Eason           Chris Eichhorn         Mohamed ElBatanouny                           Mark Erlanson

Dong Fei                  Robert Fink            Harry Flora            Michael Flores         Eugene Forkin         Vladimir Frankfurt    Mark Frutig            

Israel Garcia Gonzalez                           David Geis             Emily Gibbons         Patrick Ginnaty-Moore                             Erin Glomski

Nachappa Gopalsami                             Steve Groeninger    Richard Guzlas        Thomas Hackler      Michael Hansen         Robert Hay

Jacques Hoffmann    John Horn              Thomas Huber        Drew Huisman.        Costica Iftimie        Bruce Isaacson         Chuck Johnson       Kent Johnson

Rhonda Joslin           Matthew Joyce       Glenn Kastler         Michael Kelley.        Lawrence Kessler    John Killion              John Kinsman         Stuart Kleven

Igor Komsky              Sam Korel               John Korienek        Harold Koudelka     Ronald Kruzic           Kevin Kupitz            Randy Lachermeier

Brian Laite.              Ronald Laurin          William Leese        Margarit Lozev        Zhiyuan Ma              Jim McCain              Jeffrey McLaughlin  Joseph Meyers

Ronald Mika.            Mark Miller              Raymond Momsen  Mario Ignacio           Munoz Wong.           Michael Murray        John Neff                Steven Nelson

Nicholas Oosterwyk   Brian Ortegel          Kaylie Page            Mark Papp              Jonathan Pasqua      Mihirkumar Patel      Michael Pelegrino    Ana Perez

Edward Piecko.         Stanley Piecko        John Popovics        Justin Purvis           Salahuddin Razi.       Nathaniel Rende      Solimar Reyes-Rodriguez

Christopher Richardson                           Christopher Runnion                            Elias Sabbagh            Hadi Sanatgar.         Jaswinder Sandhu

Brian Santosuosso     Jared Sawyer           Sascha Schieke      Cynthia Schmidt     Matt Schubert           Carl Schulz              Tim Sears                Vinaya Sharma

Christopher Shopoff  Deborah Shreve       Paul Simms.           Paul Siwek             Andrew Smith           Charles Smith          Ann Specjal.            Kathy Stearns

Mike Sternik             Cheri Stockhausen   Lawrence Strouse   Charles Symeonides                                Michael Szumilas    Epitacio Torres-Garcia

Laura Turner            Israel Vasquez         Edward Vojcak         Robert Wahlen.      Scott Waller              Ke Wang                 Antonio Williams      Ethan Williams

Kevin Woloszyk        Amanda Young         Linxiao Yu                Donald Yuhas         James Zilinger

ASNT National Officers

Board of Directors  2015 - 2016

Name                                                 Position

L Terry Clausing                      Chairperson of the Board

Kevin Smith                            President

David Bajula                           Vice President

David Mandina                        Secretary / Treasurer

Mohammed AbuFour               Director At Large

Brenda Collins                        Director At Large

B Boro Djordjevic                   Director At Large

Cindy Finley                           Director At Large

David Hall                              Director At Large

Michael McGloin                     Director At Large

Robert Saunders                     Director At Large

Flynn Spears                          Director At Large

John Turner                           Director At Large

Marwan Basrawi                     Council Director

Tsuchin Chu                           Council Director

William Plumstead, Jr            Council Director

David Savoy                           Council Director

Arnold Bereson                      Executive Director


Regional Director – Region 12

Brenda Collins                        Magnaflux 


Chicago Section Officers


Chuck Johnson                                Karden Sales & Consulting

Vice Chairman:

Sal Razi                                            Moraine Valley Community College


Stuart Kleven                                   Alloyweld Inspection


Jennifer Anaya                                 Alloyweld Inspection

Communication Chair:

Mike Chopik                                     Chemring Energetic Devices

Membership Chair:

Jared Sawyer                                   Circle Systems

Student Outreach Chair:

Ron Mika                                          Retired

Yearbook Chair:

Nick Oosterwyk                                Aviall

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