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Hennig, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Hennig is a specialist in shot peening applications and a member of the sentenso Strahlprozesstechnik team in Datteln, Germany. He has worked as a process engineer in several surface enhancement processes. After Wolfgang obtained a degree as Certified Mechanical Technician in 1990, he started working at Liebherr Aerospace. He moved to Rolls-Royce Deutschland in 1997. In his work for Rolls-Royce, Wolfgang implemented shot peening process chains in several Rolls-Royce sites around the globe.

In September 2019, he left Rolls-Royce Deutschland where he was the Global Process Owner for Shot Peening. He then joined sentenso Strahlprozesstechnik as a peening application specialist and training coordinator for Shot Peening Level 1 to Level 3, Flapper Peening and special applications.

Since 2005, he has also worked as an external shot peening trainer and he joined the ICSP in 2002 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Due to these activities, he has built a large network in the special process technology of shot peening. In addition, he owns several patents in the area of shot peening. Years of experience, expertise, and overall passion have contributed to Wolfgang’s success.

McClurg, Kelly

Kelly McClurg - 2019 Shot Peener of the YearKelly McClurg is a Metallurgical Engineer III in the Metallic Materials and Processes department at Bell Textron Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas. This department controls many special processes including shot peening. She started her career with Avion Solutions, working with Ultrasonic Shot Peening on repair procedures for military helicopters and fixed-wing aviation. Her research with mini-Almen strips ultimately led to her position as a PhD candidate at the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany. Kelly’s dissertation focuses on the further qualification of Ultrasonic Shot Peening on aerospace-grade materials.

In addition to her responsibilities at Bell, Kelly has been an active member in the SAE Surface Enhancement Committee and Aerospace Surface Enhancement Committee since 2013. Kelly was the secretary for these committees from 2018-2019.

Due to Kelly’s contribution to the advancement of Ultrasonic Shot Peening and her work on the SAE committees, Kelly was named the 2019 Shot Peener of the Year by The Shot Peener magazine.

Kelly graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. She graduated with her master’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Texas in Arlington.

Chai, Adam

Adam Chai is the Assistant Managing Director of AdamChaiBlastwell, a specialist supplier of media/abrasives and CNC Shot Peening/Blasting equipment based in Asia. In addition, he has worked as a supplier and consultant in various aspects of shot peening for the aerospace industry since 2002. He has extensive knowledge in media, equipment specifications, process control and conformance.

Since 2008, Mr. Chai has worked with EI Shot Peening Training to organize shot peening seminars and lead classes in Singapore and China. He is bilingual in English, Chinese and several dialects. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore and Masters of Commerce and IT from the University of Sydney. He is also FAA certified for Level 3 Shot Peening.

Hatfield, Scott

Winter2014Scott Hatfield is the U.S. Supply Chain Engineering Manager at Tornier Inc. located in Warsaw, Indiana. Scott is responsible for bringing new orthopedic products to commercial release and oversees the development and implementation of manufacturing processes to maintain proper product functionality as well as cost efficiency throughout the supply chain. Scott’s career in the Medical Device Industry spans over 20 year with 14 years at Medtronic, Inc. before joining Tornier Inc. in 2015.

Throughout his career, Scott has held various roles in the engineering, manufacturing, product development, and management disciplines. Due to his extensive experience and expertise in manufacturing process design and shot peen and abrasive finishing methodology and application, he established the first fully validated medical shot peening process in 2007. Mr. Hatfield is also an active member of the SAE Surface Enhancement Committee and is the sponsor of the new SAE specification (J3020) for shot peening of medical devices.

Due to his many contributions to the advancement of shot peening, Mr. Hatfield was named 2013 Shot Peener of the Year by The Shot Peener magazine.

Fuhr, Jochen

Jochen Fuhr is the Director of Sales and Marketing Europe and Asia for Metal Improvement Company (MIC),  a division of Curtiss-Jochen FuhrWright Surface Technologies.

Mr. Fuhr has joined MIC as a Technical Sales Manager in 1996. He left MIC to work as a Technical Sales Manager for different international machine tool building companies in Europe and Asia. In 2005, he rejoined

MIC as  a Division Manager. He became an Area Manager for three MIC production plants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The last two were divisions having facilitated under his responsibility.

Mr. Fuhr is a retired Captain from the German Air Force and holds a MSc degree in Aerospace and Aeronautics from the University of the Armed Forces in Munich, Germany.

Schneidau, Volker

Volker Schneidau, is the owner of sentenso GmbH, a growing company founded in 2009 for the supply of shot peening control technology such as MagnaValves and Almen equipment. In 2007, Volker Schneidau launched strahlportal, a German consulting firm for shot peening and blast cleaning processes. His work as a consultant is dedicated to these processes, but with an independent view on unique solutions. The consulting procedure includes acquisition of the user’s requirements, process development and operating costs in an effort to increase the company’s position in the industry. strahlportal has its own test center with airblast and wheelblast capabilities.

Mr. Schneidau is a mechanical engineer with more than 15 years of advanced work experience in shotblast and peening process technology. As the former wheelblast sales manager for WHEELABRATOR/SCHLICK in Germany, Mr. Schneidau has worked with controlled shot peening and blast cleaning applications in international markets.