R&D Study Group – Forensic Testing

Speaker Mr. Ron Richter, President of Houston Metallurgical Laboratory
Ron Richter has over 43 years of laboratory experience in both Nondestructive and Metallurgical/Mechanical testing.  For the past 20 years he has owned and operated Houston Metallurgical Laboratory in Houston, Texas. Prior to Houston Metallurgical Laboratory, Ron has also held several other positions, including: Director of Metals Testing in the ...

Ron Richter has over 43 years of laboratory experience in both Nondestructive and Metallurgical/Mechanical testing.  For the past 20 years he has owned and operated Houston Metallurgical Laboratory in Houston, Texas.


Prior to Houston Metallurgical Laboratory, Ron has also held several other positions, including:



  1. Director of Metals Testing in the Metallurgical Engineering Division of Southwestern Laboratories-Houston office for 15 years with responsibilities in Quality Assurance, Technical and Administrative Guidance in Testing and Marketing.

  2. Laboratory Supervisor/Q. A. Manager of an independent testing, laboratory which he helped establish and develop into a full service metals testing facility. Responsibilities there included pricing, scheduling, marketing, and the development of Q. A. Manuals and in-house procedures to qualify under ASME Section III, SPPE OSC-1, ANSI, N45.21, and other applicable regulatory body specifications.

  3. Development of training programs for employees and clients.


Ron has served on Executive and Education Committees. He occasionally holds instructional seminars and classes in association with Rice University, North Harris County College, The American Society of Metals, and The American Welding Society. Currently, Ron has served on the Advisory Board at Lone Star College. He is an active member in The American Society of Metals-Houston Chapter and The American Society of Welding.

Full Description

Everybody loves a good mystery, and most of us would like to take a try at being Sherlock Holmes. But what’s it like to have to put together the facts after the “crash”? To determine what exact part failed and why? Ron Richter will tell you how to read the facts, and what you should do to make sure your testing and evidence is solid as a rock. Find out who is telling the truth, what should you look for, and how you should document for a court of law.

Organizer Skip Davis

Skip Davis, Chair R&D Study Group, skdavis@technologyintermediaries.com

When?

Thu, Mar. 6, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Conference Center – Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102
Houston, Texas 77042

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