Matt Martz
| NASF Education Director
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Frank Altmayer, MSF, AESF Fellow

frank-altmayerFor over thirty five years, Frank Altmayer has been delivering expert instruction to students through the AESF Education Foundation. Mr. Altmayer attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, attaining his Bachelor’s in Science for Chemical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Metallurgy. He went on to offer techiccal expertise to the metal finishing industry as owner of Scientific Control Laboratories, Inc. selling the company in 2007. Since 1992, Mr. Altmayer has served as Technical Education Director of the Foundation, using his forty nine years of experience in electroplating, metal finishing, and wastewater treatment system design and troubleshooting to develop challenging and informative courses for metal platers of all experience levels. As time allows, he continues to lend his expertise as a trusted consultant to the surface finishing industry.

Jeffrey R. Lord, MSF

Jeffrey R. LordJeffrey R. Lord, MSF, is Principal for the Black Company Environmental and provides consulting services for surface finishing clients to systematically and cost-effectively transform processes and plants towards the highest technical performance, quality and efficiency while improving profitability. Mr. Lord has more than 30 years of consulting, process engineering, EH&S management, manufacturing engineering and industrial R&D experience. He works principally with metal finishers and has done design, construction and set up of operations. His main focus is process control, process optimization and troubleshooting of metal finishing processes. He has worked for wide variety of private industry clients in aerospace, automotive, chemical and other manufacturing industries and for U.S. and foreign government agencies. He has been an AESF Foundation course instructor for over 25 years and is a regular instructor of their course offerings. He started off his career teaching high chool chemistry and physics and has been an instructor at all levels, from elementary to professional, through his career. He has a Bachelor’s in Science in Chemistry/Education from SUNY Cortland (1978) and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Boston College (1983).

Doug Deeken

Doug Deeken is an independent metallurgical and special processing consultant with expertise in failure analysis, heat treatment, electroplating and organic finishing systems. He has 18 years of experience with aerospace, food processing, pressure vessel, automotive and polymer processing products. His experience includes work for Aerospace Fortune 500 OEMs. He has a Bachelor’s in Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University (1997).