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Bob graduated from the University of Idaho in 1986 and 1987 with Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering degrees. He joined the Wagstaff Corporation as a sales engineer, and eventually became Vice President of Research and President of the company. Bob expanded the company’s scope by joining Alcan, the predecessor to Novelis, as a researcher and the Molten Metal Processing Group technical leader. His career focus has been dedicated to innovation in solidification and process metallurgy. To understand Bob’s impact on our industry, you need only look at the Direct Chill casting technologies now used worldwide across the industry. Over his career, Bob has been awarded 45 U.S. patents with numerous foreign filings and more than 20 published proceedings.
Sam graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He then completed a MS and ScD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science. Sam grew up in aluminum casthouses, but branched out after graduate school. His focus has been on product (alloy) and process development for the rolled product market. Sam is passionate about fostering innovation at all levels, and has helped launch several innovation programs. He is the author of two issued US patents, over 25 current applications, and 15 peer-reviewed publications.
Brent spent 5 years in the United States Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. Upon completion of enlistment, he completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 2014. Brent then went on to work in the Nuclear industry and paper production before entering the emerging technology profession for the aluminum industry. He has 5 patent applications under review.