Laboratory Testing Inc. is pleased to announce new roles for two of its Mechanical Testing Department employees. Steve Bowers will be assuming the position of Mechanical Testing Workflow Supervisor and Paul Szczepaniak will be promoted to second shift Coordinator for Mechanical Testing. “Both of these positions are new for Lab Testing, to help us continue to give our customers the service and turnaround they count on as the Lab grows”, said Brandon McVaugh, Destructive Testing Manager for Mechanical Testing and Machining. ”In their new positions, Bowers and Szczepaniak will have responsibilities relating to the full-range of mechanical testing services performed at Laboratory Testing Inc. including tensile testing, charpy impact testing, hardness testing, fracture toughness and fatigue testing and stress rupture testing.”
As Mechanical Testing Workflow Supervisor, Steve Bowers will be responsible for scheduling incoming mechanical testing orders for processing, training technicians and overseeing quality to ensure that LTI meets our commitments to customers. Bowers joined Laboratory Testing Inc. in 1993 as a Mechanical Testing Technician. In 2001 he was promoted to Mechanical Testing Supervisor working first shift, until the second shift was added in early 2008. For the past six years, he had been the second-shift Mechanical Testing Supervisor. As Supervisor, he successfully trained new technicians and oversaw the orders processed by the Department during his work shift.
In his role as the Coordinator for Mechanical Testing, Paul Szczepaniak will work with Bowers on scheduling orders to ensure on-time performance in Mechanical Testing. Szczepaniak started with LTI in 2012 as a Mechanical Testing Technician and has seventeen years of prior mechanical testing, metallographic evaluation and dimensional inspection experience.
The Mechanical Testing Department measures the strength, hardness and ductility of metals and plastics under various temperature, tension, compression or load conditions. In addition, LTI has full specimen machining and heat treating capabilities to support mechanical testing needs, and is able to perform all mechanical testing for fasteners and washers.
About Laboratory Testing, Inc. (LTI)
Laboratory Testing, Inc. (labtesting.com) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The company specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Testing services include mechanical testing, chemical analysis, metallurgical testing, corrosion analysis and nondestructive testing such as ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, X-ray inspection, visual inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing. Chemistry services are available for metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and plastics. The company’s metrology division performs dimensional inspection and dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).