Work Experience


1967: BS in Metallurgical Engineering, Drexel University.

1974: MS in Metallurgy and Materials Science, Lehigh University.

Work Experience:

2010 – Present: Consultant (to Struers Inc, Struers A/S, Latrobe Steel, Scot Forge, Interstate-McBee and Commercial Forged Products); president, Vander Voort Consulting L.L.C.

1996 – 2009: Director, Research and Technology, Buehler Ltd. 

Responsible for laboratory services, educational programs, consumables development, new business opportunities

1994 – 1996: Specialist, Metallographic Analysis, Carpenter Technology Corp.

1992 – 1994: Supervisor, Materials Characterization, Microstructural Analysis and Mechanical Testing, Carpenter Technology Corp.

1983 – 1992: Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, PA; Supervisor, Metal Physics Research;

Responsible for light microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, electron microprobe, and image analysis.

1967 – 1983: Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, PA 

Research Engineer, Bar, Rod & Wire Products, 1982-1983 (Homer Research Labora¬tories)

Research Engineer, Metallurgical Services and Investigations, 1973-1982 (HRL),

Assistant Metallographer, Bethlehem Plant, Metallurgical Department, 1972-1973,

Experimental Engineer, Bethlehem Plant, Metallurgical Department, 1969-1972,

Investigator, Bethlehem Plant, Metallurgical Department, 1968-1969

Technical Assistant, Observation & Pyrometry, Bethlehem Plant, Metallurgical Department, 1967-1968