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January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

  • 1.  January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 01-28-2020 13:22
    Edited by Carrie Hawk 01-28-2020 13:22
    In honor of January being National Mentor Month - Who was your Mentor?  How did they impact your career? 

    How do you mentor others?

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    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

    440-338-5497
    carrieh@asminternational.org
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  • 2.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Detroit Chapter Admin
    Posted 01-29-2020 08:39
    First, my Dad.  He taught me how to weld (which led me to metallurgy/materials science) and the value of working.  Second, Professor Robert (Bob) Rapp at Ohio State University.  He was my graduate advisor and taught me or helped me understand, that with respect to research, sometimes nothing succeeds as much as success (long story).  He also showed me that it is important to accept when others disagree with your work (it's not personal) and helped me get my first job back in my field after returning from a post-doc overseas (economy had tanked). Third, Gaylord Smith at INCO Alloys/Huntington Alloys/Special Metal Corporation.  Gaylord taught me that a great and brilliant person can be kind and humble. Unfortunately, I struggle with mentoring. It takes a lot of time, patience, and emotional energy, all of which appear to be in short supply with me.  But I, like others, continue to at least try to improve in this area of life. Great question(s).

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    Mark Harper
    Intellectual Property Attorney
    Burris Law, PPLC
    (313) 393-5400
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  • 3.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-06-2020 08:03
    Hi Mr. Harper--I had Dr. Rapp for quite a few classes!! He was a mile ahead of us, very bright guy. Did he ever use his favorite phrase: "some jerk in the lab"--when you were there? We got a kick out of it. I remember asking him about grad school. He advised me to go to the Colorado School of Mines and study welding stuff with Professor Dave Olson.

    I did. So he was a mentor and advisor for me, for sure.

    It just occurred to me that had he not offered that advice, I would never have gone to Mines. Would never have taken a job with Boeing up here in the Pacific Northwest. Would never have met the love of my life, Terri Renee Goodwin (she became Terri Renee Reinhart on August 18, 2000). For 19 years we were married, until the Lord called her home last November 30. The words don't exist to say how much I miss her. 

    So I will now go to the refrigerator, grab a bottle of my best IPA, and drink a toast to Dr. Rapp. More than a great metallurgist and teacher. A great man. 

    Ted Reinhart
    THE Ohio State University
    B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, 1977

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    Ted Reinhart
    Materials & Processes Engineer
    Boeing
    Kent WA
    206-225-4170
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  • 4.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Detroit Chapter Admin
    Posted 02-07-2020 09:24
    Hi Ted, yes I do recall the "jerk in the lab" comment on more than one occasion! He was, and I am sure still is, quite an individual. And he enjoyed (enjoys) a good beer too!

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    Mark Harper
    Intellectual Property Attorney
    Burris Law, PPLC
    (313) 393-5400
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  • 5.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-09-2020 20:48
    He used to have labs up on the top floor of Watts Hall. I remember it'd be beastly hot up there. One day Dr. Rapp was lecturing, and we asked if we could open a window, it was so hot. He said "No, you're big guys, you'll be OK. " A couple minutes later, after a couple guys' heads started lolling to the side, he walked over and opened all the windows. 

    Another thing he did, which I heard about but never saw, was if a student was nodding off, he'd reach in his pocket, pull out a dime and chuck it at him and tell him "Go get a cuppa coffee." Eileen Orwig kept a big pot of excellent percolated coffee in her office up on 4th floor of Watts.  Kept us going--for a dime a cup!
    The good old days. 

    Cheers!!

    Ted

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    Ted Reinhart
    Materials & Processes Engineer
    Boeing
    Kent WA
    206-225-4170
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  • 6.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 01-30-2020 07:41
    In my early career I was mentored primarily by my immediate supervisor. He generally got me up to speed on the processes and structures of our department and on those of the company as a whole. He was also an expert report writer and editor and helped me to tighten up my report writing. I did occasionally interact with other people leading other groups who were willing to give me advice on a career basis.

    Later in my career we hired additional engineers who did not report directly to me but the editing of their reports was delegated to me. In addition to the substantial amount of work needed to get their report writing up to speed, I also freely gave advice about dealing with clients and about laboratory methods. I found contributing to their success to be very satisfying.

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    Paul Tibbals, P.E.
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  • 7.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-02-2020 18:30
    My first mentor was Engineer Violeta Colpachi (former director of Metallurgy Laboratory) because she taught me to love metallurgy and metallographic studies however I am a chemical engineer by profession. This passion for metallurgy made me take my whole being to her, 13 years old today. Actually many colleagues along the way saw something in me and decided to give me recognition or opportunity and the list would be very long. I would like to name as mentors: Engineer Mauro Cavallini Della Sapienza Università of Rome who gave me the first teachings in Archaeometallurgy. Also to the current head of Metallurgy Laboratory: Engineer Miguel Franetovich and Engineer Viviana Brusadin (former Academic Secretary), and Engineer Carlos Bello who shared his knowledge in metallurgy and ignited in me the passion for research.

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    Silvana Carrizo
    Chemistry Engineer - Metallurgy Analyst - Researcher and Teacher
    National Technological University Mendoza Faculty (UTNFRM)
    Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
    54-261-5577229
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  • 8.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 4 days ago
    Good morning
    I need you to do me a favor, reply when you get this. Thanks

    Jon





  • 9.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 4 days ago
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  • 10.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-04-2020 07:56
    I had 3 senior metallurgists who helped me early on to form my way in the field.  The first was Dick Edwards who as Chief Metallurgist of Warner Gear helped shape my career as a heat treat metallurgist.  The second was Norm Kates who was Chief Metallurgist of Lindberg Heat Treating Company who got me involved in ASM nationally.  Tthe third was Nick Milano who became ASM President and who helped me when I took my first job as a manager of a commercial heat treating plant.  Mentoring is so important to those beginning  in the metallurgy field.  I have also tried to mentor younger metallurgists working in the field.   Jon DOSSETT, FASM

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    Jon Dossett FASM
    JLD Consulting
    Westfield IN
    (317) 737-4331
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  • 11.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-05-2020 07:58
    Hello Mr. Dossett, 

    I interviewed with Lindbergh back in the winter of '78. I remember you!! You and Mr. Kates came out to the Colorado School of Mines, possibly to consult with Professor George Krauss. I was taking his steels class at the time, and he arranged an interview with you guys. I flew to Chicago, did the tour, flew home. BIG heat treat shop, I recall. I also have a vague recollection of you and Mr. Kates , Dr. Krauss and a bunch of us grad students ending up at a watering hole in downtown Denver. Not sure how we got there, though. 

    After graduating in 1980 I ended up here in the Puget Sound area with the Boeing Company, been there ever since.  

    I got the chance to have lunch with Dr. Krauss back in 1998 at the Aeromat conference in Tyson's Corner. He was president of ASM at the time. A lot of water has spilled over the dam since those days.

    Oh--and in October of 2018 I ran into Dr. Dave Matlock at the MS&T conference in Columbus. He looked to be doing pretty well.

    Hope you're doing well, too. 

    Regards--

    Ted Reinhart

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    Ted Reinhart
    Materials & Processes Engineer
    Boeing
    Kent WA
    206-225-4170
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  • 12.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-04-2020 09:57
    Edited by Carrie Hawk 02-04-2020 09:57
    The person who mentored and inspired me the most was my college welding instructor. I had no clue of what I wanted to do with my life after high school. I met with my instructor to take a tour of the welding lab. Once I saw the arc, sparks and cool hoods I was hooked. The first time I ever struck an arc I knew that welding was going to be my life long career. My instructor was a CWI and when I left college I had a goal that one day, I would achieve my CWI. Twenty years later, I finally achieved that goal and I am continuing my pursuit of NDE/NDT in the industry. I have learned many things from many people through out my welding career but, Mr. Bill Butler was the mentor that put me on the path I am on today. Later, I decided to teach at the college level and pass that knowledge on. I did teach for 6 years and I know that I had the same effect on several of my students during that time. I still keep in contact with most of them on social media. They are still asking me questions on how to weld things that they are coming across in the field. Its a good feeling to be a mentor and know that you have made a difference in someones life.

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    David Mozingo
    Welding Technician II/CWI CWE
    Twin City Fan
    Mitchell SD
    7013013081
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  • 13.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 02-10-2020 08:52
    Robert Pond Sr. at The Johns Hopkins University - he LOVED metals, wore an aluminum bow tie, and was so excited to share his knowledge that he practically danced around the classroom. It was infectious and I changed my major from chemistry to metallurgy.​ On my desk is the aluminum cast he made of my hand in about 1985.
    Check out a recording of his lecture "Fun with Metals."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1FVwJ6NX1g

    Janine Borofka, Phd
    Senior Chief Engineer - Materials
    JLG
    Hagerstown, MD

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    Janine Borofka
    Chief Engineer Senior - Materials
    JLG
    Frederick MD
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  • 14.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Mexico Chapter Admin
    Posted 02-26-2020 07:39
    I remember being a kid, wearing "my engineer sox" as my father. By all means at his 90 years old he is my first mentor, but during my carrear I had several, Mr. Flores, senior designer In my beginnings draftsman, the head of services Fransisco Castro, who recently passed away and without a doubt Enrique Peralta by far one of the most intelligent and capable people I know, without having had access to formal education, is one of the best engineers I know


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    [Carlos] [Carrasco]
    [Sales Director]
    [Carrasco Hornos]
    [Mexico] [Mexico DF]
    [+52 5556640951]
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  • 15.  RE: January - Mentor Month - who mentored you?

    Posted 04-05-2020 17:11
    I've had a number of great mentors turned friends during my engineering career including @Beth Armstrong when we worked at PNNL and Dr. Linda Jones at Alfred University, both inspirational female engineers.

    Who was your mentor?

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    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

    440-338-5497
    carrieh@asminternational.org
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