Chapter Information


The Akron Chapter of ASM International was founded in 1947 as a member of the American Society for Metals. Among these early members were heat treaters, foundrymen, die makers and others from the metal processing and allied service industries of the area. Our goal was the same as that of the National Society at that time – “To further the science and technology of metal working.”

The Akron ASM Chapter usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. September through April, excluding December. Traditionally, October is Heat Treaters Night and March is Thermal Spray Night. We welcome and encourage guests to attend our meetings.

ASM International was founded in 1913 as the American Society for Metals. Today, ASM is the world’s largest association of scientists and engineers with over 30,000 members worldwide. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the Materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.

Chapter Officers:
Chair: Lou Cseko, Jr.
Vice Chair: David Houser, P.E.
Secretary: Deborah Curtis
Treasurer: Gene Homer, P.E.