June 2014
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Chromalloy laboratories receive ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

The six laboratories at Chromalloy’s Engineering Center of Excellence at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating international standards requirements for testing services. “With ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, Chromalloy builds on our world-class processes with the technical competence and ability to produce precise and accurate test data for customers around the globe,” said Carlo Luzzatto, President.

“Chromalloy provides the entire value chain of services for gas turbine components, from engineering and testing through casting, machining and advanced coatings,” Luzzatto said. The following labs were accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS: Metallurgy, Modal, Fatigue, Airflow, Metrology and Optical Metrology.

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation required evaluation by ACLASS technical assessors of the laboratories’ ability to produce accurate test data. Accredited labs are regularly reassessed to ensure the process standards and technical expertise are maintained.

Chromalloy’s Engineering Center of Excellence serves the company’s global network of turbine engine component repair and manufacturing centers, and provides engineering, test and lab services to customers worldwide.


Chromalloy master alloy expert chairs technical panel

Chromalloy’s top master alloy expert presented a production safety session last month during the two-day Consarc Experience Seminar 2014, in Orlando, Fla. Walt Johnson, General Manager, Alloy, Chromalloy Castings, also chaired a seminar panel on Vacuum Induction Melting Furnace Operations during the operator gathering.

Consarc, a unit of InductoTherm, produces industrial furnaces and other specialty melting equipment. The company sponsors periodic conferences featuring user workshops, presentations on new practices and networking opportunities.

Johnson was instrumental in leading the development of Chromalloy’s master metal production facility in Tampa, Fla. In late 2013 Chromalloy announced the expansion of its investment casting capabilities, offering industrial manufacturers master alloy ingots used in the production supply chain of complex systems and manufactured parts, including turbine components.

During the Consarc Experience Seminar 2014, participants toured the new Chromalloy Castings master alloy facility in Tampa.


Potron appointed to lead engineering in France

Chromalloy’s repair and manufacturing center in St. Ouen, France, has appointed Lionel Potron as Director of Engineering. Potron brings deep aerospace expertise in propulsion system production and service. He joins Chromalloy from Sky Aircraft where he was Director of Operations.

Prior to that, he was Engineering Director at Snecma America, responsible for aftermarket services for CFMI engines powering U.S. airline fleets. His 13-plus year career at Snecma included other technical roles. He also was Plant Project Director for Snecma America, responsible for the green-field development of the company’s Queretaro, Mexico, facility. Earlier he worked at Sichuan Services in Chengdu, China, as Engineering Director responsible for the Air China CFMI fleet. Previously he worked at Snecma Services as Large Commercial Engine Manager.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical production from the IUT de Ville d’ Avray in France, a master’s degree in mechanical production from the Universite Technologique de Belfort Montbeliard in France, and an Executive MBA in aerospace and aviation from HEC Paris.


Alex Maanders is new Sales Manager at Holland

Chromalloy’s repair and manufacturing operation in Tilburg, Holland, has announced a new Sales Manager. Alex Maanders, an industry professional who earlier worked at Chromalloy’s Holland operation and at the company’s Australia sales office from 2005 to 2011, rejoins the company to lead sales.

During his prior tenure with Chromalloy, Maanders held customer service and account manager positions. After that he was Area Sales Manager at Wika and most recently was Director, Marketing and Sales, at Dutch Aero Services. He holds a Bachelor of Marketing from Avans University in the Netherlands.


Region’s largest power industry gathering ramps up in Cologne

The largest power generation gathering in the region for industry professionals – POWER-GEN Europe – will be held June 3-5 in Cologne, Germany. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Navigating the Power Transition.” The conference and exhibition will be co-located with Renewable Energy World Europe.

Chromalloy will exhibit advanced services and solutions for a wide range of gas turbine engines. Attendees of POWER-GEN Europe are invited to visit the Chromalloy exhibit at Booth 6D47 to learn more.

Keynote speakers include Matthias Hartung, CEO, RWE Generation SE, & RWE Power AG Germany, and Vesa Riihimaki, President, Power Plants & Executive Vice President, Wartsila Corporation, Finland. A joint plenary session will feature experts discussing “Navigating the Power Transition.”

The full conference agenda includes topics on combined heat and power, gas-fired solutions, gas turbine technology, oxyfuel, steam generation, system monitoring and more. The event will be at the Koelnmesse in Cologne. Information and registration is available at

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Cologne, Germany
June 3-5, 2014
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