Jim Harrison retired after 34 years as a Technical Sales Manager for Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (aka, Metal Improvement Company or MIC). He is currently working part time as a Technical Representative for Proto Manufacturing. Proto designs and manufactures automated and portable stress analysis systems for industry. Jim’s areas of expertise include laser peening, shot peening, peen forming and heat treat processing of metal parts. Jim has authored over a dozen articles on shot and laser peening. Prior to working for MIC, Jim worked for Learjet and the Coleman Co. of Wichita. Mr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
- Improve the quality and control of shot peening and blast cleaning processes to meet increased demands in critical applications such as aerospace, automotive, medical, mining and more
- Expand levels of professionalism and craftmanship throughout the industry
- Offer an exam and certification program to denote higher levels of education for individuals and organizations
- Provide a forum for vendors to share their products and services with end-users