About the Company

Here is the CV of the owner and principal of this company, Dr. Millard Scott Masteller









EDUCATION
• Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science - Carnegie-Mellon University - 1976  • M.S. in Metallurgy and Materials Science - Carnegie-Mellon University - 1973  • B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering (Honors) - Drexel University - 1971 

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Phi Eta Sigma - academic honorary society (1969)• Tau Beta Phi - engineering academic society (1970)• Alpha Sigma Mu - metallurgy academic society (1970)• Phi Kappa Phi - all disciplines academic society (1970)• Sigma Xi - scientific research society (1976)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

(7/2001 – 04/2008 (retirement)) - Technical Staff Specialist, Coil Products Group, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA

Senior staff position in a multidisciplinary group (sales, marketing, accounting and technical) responsible for about $350 million in sales. Position involved mill problem solving, product development, technical marketing and customer interface on technical issues.  The position involved extensive travel in both Europe (primarily UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Turkey) and Asia (PRC, Taiwan, and South Korea) as well as domestic travel. 

(12/2000 - 7/2001) - Staff Specialist, Coil Metallurgy, Technical Services Department, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA

Senior staff position involving mill metallurgy, product development and customer interface on technical issues.

(12/1995 - 12/2000) - Staff Specialist, Special Alloy R&D, Research and Development Laboratory, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA

Senior staff position involving research and development of special materials and technical problem solving.  Also spent a considerable amount of time traveling in Europe to promote the company's special materials products.   Was on special assignment to help develop and implement a plan for an $80 million capital improvement of production facilities and also was a member of several due diligence teams for corporate acquisitions.

(7/1994 - 12/1995) - Specialist, Special Alloy R&D, Research and Development Laboratory, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA

Staff position involving research and development of special materials and technical problem solving. Was on special assignment to help develop a capital plan for an $80 million capital improvement of production facilities.

(12/1983 - 7/1994) - Supervisor, Special Alloy R&D, Research and Development Laboratory, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA 

Supervised a group of initially consisting of 11 engineers and technicians on the development of specialty metallic materials.  Also managed the magnetic testing group that was responsible for all production order testing. Significant accomplishments include development of several new alloys of commercial significance and upgrading of training and equipment for magnetic testing. 

(12/1977 - 12/1983) - Manager of Metallurgical Research, Research and Development Department, Spang and Co., Butler, PA 

Staffed and created laboratory facilities for the research and development of various metallic materials for a small group of privately held companies

(9/1975 - 2/1977) - Research Metallurgist, Electronic Materials Technology Branch, Electronics Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 

Conducted fundamental research primarily on rare earth hard magnetic and giant magnetostrictive materials

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Physical metallurgist by training with a strong background in processing and testing techniques.  Primary technical expertise is in magnetic materials, with experience dating back to 1967 as an undergraduate cooperative education student.  

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 “A Mathematical Model Study of the Influence of Degree of Mixing and Powder Particle Size Variations on the Homogenization Kinetics of Compacted Blends of Elemental Powders,” M. S. Masteller, R. F. Sekerka and R. W. Heckel; Metallurgical Transactions, V.6A, 1975, pp.869 - 876. 

“Migration Des Joints De Flexion <110> Dans Des Bicrystaux D'Aluminium,” M. S. Masteller et C. L. Bauer; J. Physique, V.36, 1975, pp.C4-367-369.

“Estimation of Grain Boundary Torques in Bicrystalline Specimens,” M. S. Masteller and C. L. Bauer; Scripta Metallurgica, V.10, 1976, pp.1033-1034. 

“Faceting of Migrating <110> Coincidence Boundaries in Aluminum Bicrystals,” M. S. Masteller and C. L. Bauer; Philosophical Magazine A, V.38, 1978, pp. 697-706.  “Migration of Special <110> Tilt Boundaries in Aluminum Bicrystals,” M. S. Masteller and C. L. Bauer; Acta Metallurgica, V.27, 1979, pp. 483-488. 

“Chapter 11 - Experimental Techniques,” M. S. Masteller and C. L. Bauer in Recrystallization of Metallic Materials, F. Haessner, ed., Dr. Riederer Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart, 1978.

“Production of Special Alloys from Blended Elemental Powders,” M. S. Masteller and T. P. Wahl, TMS Fall Meeting, October 4, 1983 (Oral Presentation).

“Corrosion of Soft Magnetic, Controlled Expansion and Glass Sealing Alloys,” T. A. DeBold, M. S. Masteller and T. N. Werley, in Corrosion of Electronic and Magnetic Materials, ASTM STP 1148, P.J. Peterson, Ed., ASTM, Philadelphia, 1992.

“A Review of the Properties and Applications of Nickel-Iron Temperature Compensation Alloys”, M. S. Masteller, 18th Permanent Magnet Users Conference, MMPA, Chicago, Ill, March 1992 (Invited Speaker).

“Overview of Soft Magnetic Materials for Magnetic Bearings,” L.L. Harner, D.W. Dietrich and M.S. Masteller, Proceedings of Mag’ 93 Magnetic Bearings, Magnetic Drives and Dry Gas Seals,  Alexandria, VA July 29-30, 1993, Technomic Publishing, Lancaster, PA., 1993 pp. 141-150.

“Corrosion Resistant Magnetic Alloys for Alternate Fuels & Other Applications,” G.N. Maniar, T.A. DeBold and M.S. Masteller, Proceedings of the 6th Automotive Corrosion and Prevention Conference,   SAE Automotive Corrosion & Prevention Conference & Exposition, Dearborn, MI, Oct.4-6, 1993, pp.137-142.

“An Increase in Structural Order Parameter in Fe-Co-V Soft Magnetic Alloy after Thermal Aging,” Q. Zhu, Lin Li, M. S. Masteller and G.J. Del Corso, Applied Physics Letters, V. 69, No. 25, 1996, pp. 3917-3919.

“High Temperature Aging Behavior of High Strength 49% Co-1.9%V-0.3% Nb-Fe Soft Magnetic Alloy”, M. S. Masteller, J. W. Bowman and Lin Li, IEEE Trans on Magnetics, V. 32, No 5, 1996, pp. 4839-4841.

“Overview of Nickel-Iron Soft Magnetic Alloys,” Soft Magnetic Materials 96, Gorham Intertech, San Francisco, CA, 1996 (invited speaker).

“Effects of Mo Content and Baking Temperature on Permeability in Ni-Mo-Cu-Fe and Ni-Mo-Fe Permalloys”, Lin Li and M. S. Masteller, IEEE Trans on Magnetics, V. 33, No. 5, 1997, pp. 3769-3771.

“Soft Magnetic Materials for Hostile Environments,” Soft Magnetic Materials 98, Gorham Intertech, Barcelona, Spain, April 1998 (invited speaker).

“Production of Soft Magnetic Parts by MIM,” L. R. Galapate and M. S. Masteller, Proceedings of PIM 98 – The International Conference on Powder Injection Molding of Metals and Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, April 27-29, 1998.

“Development of Chrome Core 13FM Stainless – A Soft Magnetic Stainless Steel,” D. A. DeAntonio and M.S. Masteller, May 2000, (Web Publication).

“Special Soft Magnetic Alloys and Their Markets,” M. S. Masteller, Proceedings of WMM06 – International Workshop on Magnetism and Metallurgy, Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany, June 21-23, 2006, pp.154-169.

“Precision and Accuracy Study on Measurement of Soft Magnetic Properties Using DC Hysteresigraphs,” R. M. Strnat, M. J. Hall and M. S. Masteller, IEEE Trans. On Magnetics, V. 43, No.5, 2007, pp. 1884-1187.

PATENTS

“Corrosion Resistant, Magnetic Alloy Article,” T. A. DeBold, T. Kosa and M. S. Masteller, U.S. Patent 4,994,122 (February 19, 1991)

“Corrosion Resistant, Magnetic Alloy Article,” T. A. DeBold, T. Kosa and M. S. Masteller, U.S. Patent 5,091,024 (February 25, 1992)

“High Strength Iron-Cobalt-Vanadium Alloy Article,” M. S. Masteller and D. W. Dietrich, U.S. Patent 5,501,747 (March 26, 1996) 

“Process for Improving Magnetic Performance in a Free-Machining Ferritic Stainless Steel,” M. S. Masteller and B. A. Dulmaine, U.S. Patent 5,769,974 (June 23, 1998)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

I have been an active participant on ASTM Committee A06 on Magnetic Properties since 1984.  I have written or extensively revised numerous ASTM standards, both methods and specifications.  I was  chairman of the Materials Specification subcommittee, a position held for about 20 years and I am currently the Chairman of Subcommittee A06.92 on Terminology.  I received the ASTM Award of Merit in 1996 for my contributions.

I am currently the Chairman of ASTM Subcommittee F01.03 on Metallic Materials for Electronic Applications.

I was the U.S. Representative to IEC TC/68 WG1 and WG4 from 1994 until 2011. I participated in significant revisions on a number of IEC documents.

I was a member of the Materials and Processing Technology Working Group (MPTWG) for the Militarily Critical Technologies List (MCTL), an advisory group to the US government on critical materials issues relating to defense.