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Bailey, Pete

EIInstructorPrior to retirement, Peter Bailey was Staff Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing Process Development, Manufacturing and Quality Technology Department at General Electric Aircraft Engines, the last 12 years concentrating on shot peening. Mr. Bailey joined General Electric in July 1972. Prior to that time, he was involved in the development of dispersion-strengthened mill products with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., and then Fansteel, Inc. Prior to his DuPont and Fansteel experience, Mr. Bailey worked for the Linde Division of Union Carbide Corporation, primarily in the application of industrial gases to steel making. He has degrees in BS Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1956, and MS Metallurgy, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1961.

Mr. Bailey was awarded The Shot Peener of the Year award in 1993.

Barkley, Dave

DaveBarkleyDave Barkley is the Director of EI Shot Peening Training for Electronics Inc. (EI). Mr. Barkley currently oversees all aspects of the seminars and on-site training sessions while continuing to conduct classes in fundamental and specialized peening processes.

He is an active member of the SAE Surface Enhancement Committee which maintains industry specifications for Shot Peening and Roto-Flapper Peening processes. He was the sponsor of SAE AMS2590A, Rotary Flap Peening of Metal Parts. Read more about Dave’s contribution to the spec revision here.

Dave Barkley is an FAA FAASTeam Representative specializing in shot peening education.

Mr. Barkley began working for Electronics Inc. in 1987 and his duties included regional training and product documentation. He left El to work as an Electrical Control Engineer for an associate company, but returned in 2003 to serve as a Product Engineer and Engineering Manager.

Mr. Barkley earned a degree in engineering from Purdue University’s School of Technology where he later taught as an adjunct professor in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering departments.

Balan, Kumar

Kumar Balan - EI Shot Peening TrainingKumar Balan is a shot peening and blast cleaning technical specialist. He assists industry leaders, including Ervin Industries and Empire Abrasive Equipment, achieve business growth in North American and overseas markets. He is also an EI Shot Peening Training Lead Instructor at their international seminars and workshops. In the 25 plus years that Kumar has been in the surface preparation industry, he has worked for Wheelabrator Group, Blastworks and Pangborn Corporation. In addition, Kumar worked with a Canadian automation company, specializing in CNC fabrication machinery.

Mr. Balan has a Master of Business Administration degree from York University, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from his education in India.

Mr. Balan has published several technical papers on blast cleaning and shot peening and is a regular contributor to The Shot Peener magazine. His expertise is in centrifugal wheel type and air type blast cleaning and shot peening equipment. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and training seminars worldwide. Mr. Balan’s contributions to the industry were recognized when he was named the 2006 The Shot Peener of the Year at the Electronics Inc. Shot Peening and Blast Cleaning Workshop.

Cammett, John

John Cammett

Dr. Cammett received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Ohio State University and his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. A Registered Professional Engineer, he is a fellow of ASTM, past Chairman of Committee E-9 on Fatigue, past Chairman and life member of ASM International, and a member of the International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening. In recognition for his contributions to the advancement of shot peening, Dr. Cammett was honored as Shot Peener of the Year in 2006 at the 16th annual Shot Peening and Blast Cleaning Workshop.

Dr. Cammett’s Electronics Inc. seminar and on-site training classes are among the most popular and highly-rated training sessions in the EI Shot Peening Training program due to his expansive technical knowledge of shot peening and his practical experience. Students appreciate Dr. Cammett’s ability to address their questions and appreciate his accounts of real-life applications of the shot peening process.

Champaigne, Jack


Jack Champaigne is President of Electronics Incorporated (EI); a manufacturer of products that improve the quality and control of shot peening and blast cleaning processes including MagnaValves for air and wheel blast machines, flow controls, monitors, Almen gages and certified Almen test strips. Mr. Champaigne developed the MagnaValve, a magnetic media valve, and Electronics Inc. has 14 patents related to shot peening control technology.

In addition to marketing products used worldwide in the surface finishing industry, Mr. Champaigne is committed to education and the sharing of information. Electronics Inc. hosted the first Shot Peening and Blast Cleaning workshop in 1991 and continues to sponsor innovative workshops in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. EI provides on-site shot peening and testing programs and was the first training company to receive FAA recognition. Since 1986, EI has published The Shot Peener. Read in 86 countries, the magazine features technical articles, new applications for the shot peening process, and product and service profiles. In 1995, EI launched an extensive online library devoted to shot peening and blast cleaning and is now the largest single source for research papers and articles.

Mr. Champaigne has contributed to the advancement of shot peening throughout his career by volunteering his time to the International Committee on Shot Peening, the Surface Enhancement Division of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Aerospace Metals Engineering Committee (AMEC) of the Aerospace Materials Division of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Mr. Champaign was appointed Chairman of the International Scientific Committee on Shot Peening (ISCSP) in 2014 and was the ISCSP Chairman and host of the Eleventh International Conference on Shot Peening in 2011. In 1996, he was Chairman of the Sixth International Conference on Shot Peening held in San Francisco, California. He currently holds the position of Committee Chairman of the Surface Enhancement Division of SAE. In January 2008, Mr. Champaigne founded a new shot peening sub-committee of AMEC and, as Chairman, is presiding over a group of international industry leaders in the pursuit of updating and creating specifications that will be useful to today’s shot peening industries. Mr. Champaigne graduated from Purdue University with a BSEEdegree in 1968 and has worked in the shot peening industry since the inception of Electronics Incorporated in 1974.


De La Garza, Jesús


Jesús de La Garza’s extensive experience in blasting equipment and management prompted him to start Equipos de Abrasión in 1991 with the purpose of selling spare parts and abrasive backed by quality service. Mr. de la Garza graduated as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. He then joined Texaco in 1968 as an engineer in lubrication systems. Mr. de La Garza has been involved in blast cleaning industry since 1976 when he was hired by Wheelabrator de Mexico as a sales engineer.

In 1997, after being appointed an Electronics, Inc. distributor for Mexico, Mr. de La Garza expanded his knowledge in technology, products, standards and procedures related to the shot peening process. He successfully completed Shot Peening Levels 1 and 2 and is now a speaker at the annual EI Shot Peening Training seminars in Mexico. Mr. de La Garza and Equipos de Abrasión have worked closely with EI Shot Peening Training to make the Mexico seminars successful.

González, Francisco

Francisco González finished his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México in 1984. His first work experience was as material handling equipment designer and chief of engineering. In 1987, Mr. González joined Wheelabrator de Mexico as sales representative for shot blast equipment. Later he worked in sales for John Deere and Caterpillar construction equipment before joining Equipos de Abrasión in 2000 as the Sales Manager. His responsibilities include industrial washers, and shot blast and air blast equipment, focusing mainly on shot peening machines and supplies.

Mr. González has attended every EI U.S. Shot Peening annual workshop and was certified on Shot Peening Level 2 and Rotary Flap Peening at the Mexico annual workshop.

Hongyan, Miao

Hongyan MiaoDr. Miao Hongyan is in a postdoctoral program at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Her research topic is on the optimization of the shot peening and peen forming process using experimental, analytical and numerical methods. The research project is in cooperation with several aerospace industries and universities in Montreal and is the systematic study of the relationships between the peening parameters, peening control parameters (Almen intensity and surface coverage)and peening results (residual stress profiles and surface roughness, etc.) as well as the improvement of fatigue life of peened components.

Dr. Miao Hongyan received her Ph.D. degree from École Polytechnique in 2010 from the department of Applied Mechanics. Her Ph.D. thesis is “Theoretical and Numerical Simulation of Shot Peening and Stress Peen Forming Process.” She has developed a new 3D random FE model with the ability to relate most of the shot peening parameters. A three-step Implicit-Explicit-Implicit model was established with the ability to predict the influence of the pre-bending conditions on the resulting forming results in the case of stress peen forming.

Dr. Miao Hongyan received her bachelor and master degrees from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in Mechanical Engineering. She has more than 13 years experience working with Finite Element simulation. She is familiar with most of the FE software such as ANSYS, LS-DYNA, NATRAN, and ABAQUE. She has published over 20 journal and conference articles during her research work.

Bandini, Michele

Michele Bandini is the General Manager of Peen Service in Bologna, Italy. He is in charge of shot peening technology transfer at Ipar Blast, an associate company of Peen Service in Spain. He is also a specialist of residual stress measurements in x-ray diffraction and offers his knowledge and experience to the design department of Peen Service’s customers and cooperates with them to solve their problems by shot peening. Mr. Bandini has been involved in several studies regarding shot blasting and shot peening surface treatments, and in particular the shot peening application and benefits when he was a R&D engineer at Norblast. He has been co-author of several thesis and technical papers concerning Shot Peening Process, Benefits and Application. Michele teaches at the Mechanical Engineering University of Bologna, Trento and Milan in Italy. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.

Mr. Bandini is the recipient of the 2009 Shot Peener of the Year award from The Shot Peener Magazine.

Breuer, David

Dave Breuer is Director of Sales, North America with the Metal Improvement Company (MIC) and also supports the Milwaukee division’s sales staff. He started in 2007 as the Divisional Sales Manager for the Milwaukee MIC shot peening division. From 1999-2004, David was the Regional Sales Manager and was responsible for sales at seven MIC shot peening facilities. From 2004-2007, David worked with MIC’s Laser Peening group. promoting the process to all industries.

In 2002, Mr. Breuer completed “Shot Peening Applications – Eighth Edition” which is the most widely read book in the world on shot peening. In addition, he has authored and presented several papers on different subject matters related to shot peening. They have appeared in various technical publications and at various technical conferences. In 2007, David was the primary contributor to the American Gear Manufacturers Association’s (AGMA) document “AGMA 938-A05 Shot Peening of Gears”.

Prior to Metal Improvement Company, Mr. Breuer worked as a consultant in the power industry performing Finite Element Analysis on steam turbines. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.