IHEA Fall Seminar series back in Cleveland

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Learn from the best by attending one of IHEA’s Fall Seminars.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) heads to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2019 Fall Seminars and Fall Business Conference. The event will be at the Intercontinental Cleveland, from September 24 to 26. The technical seminar series will be Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the IHEA Fall Business Conference on Thursday.

“Cleveland has been the site of some of our most successful seminars and meetings,” notes IHEA Executive Vice President Anne Goyer. “We’re excited to return to an area that draws attendees interested in learning ways to continuously improve their operations.”

In its 90th year, IHEA remains an industry leader by providing expert-led, unbiased training for those in the industrial thermprocessing industry. The 50th Combustion Seminar and the Safety Standards and Codes Seminar will take place concurrently over the first two days. There will also be a one-day Process Heating Seminar that will include infrared, induction, and other process-heating technologies. Attendees of all seminars will have access to IHEA’s Tabletop Exhibition & Reception on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 24.

The Combustion Seminar is presented by industry professionals from leading heat-processing companies who deliver relevant information on combustion technologies. The comprehensive Safety Standards and Codes Seminar covers critical safety information for those involved with a wide range of industrial thermprocess applications as well as the 2019 updates to the NFPA 86 standard.

New this year, the Process Heating Seminar will be at a nearby IHEA member company, Selas Heat Technology. The unique venue allows attendees to experience hands-on demonstrations of the different technologies described throughout the seminar. Selas will also offer a facility tour for attendees.

The IHEA seminars and speakers always receive high marks on evaluations. Attendees often comment on the knowledgeable speakers and great tips they can apply to their processes immediately.

A few remarks from former students:

“PowerPoint slides were very informative, and I appreciate the ‘extra’ information from the speakers instead of just reading
the slides.”

“Very impressed all around. Great job to all the speakers.”

“Excellent seminar for someone new to combustion.”

The IHEA seminars and speakers always receive high marks on evaluations.

All three classes offer the perfect mix of technical information and the opportunity to attend the tabletop exhibition to interact with speakers and suppliers of the products and services discussed throughout the seminars. IHEA’s Fall Seminar Series and Tabletop Exhibition are an outstanding way to lead, learn, and grow.

Furthermore, IHEA’s Fall Business Conference follows the seminars in Cleveland, beginning Wednesday evening, September 25, with a social gathering to kick-off the meeting. IHEA conducts the conference for the purpose of bringing member company representatives together for committee meetings and educational presentations to discuss challenges and issues of concern to members.

Mark your calendar for September 24-26, 2019, and watch for more details and registration information at www.ihea.org/page/fall19.

Learn from the best by attending one of IHEA’s Fall Seminars. IHEA members receive significant discounts on seminars. Consider joining IHEA today to save on registration fees. End users receive four vouchers with their membership that can be used to register for seminars for FREE! Visit www.ihea.org for more information about membership and how to join!

Established in 1929 to meet the need for effective group action in promoting the interests of industrial furnace manufacturers, IHEA has expanded and includes designers and manufacturers of all types of industrial heat-processing equipment used for the melting, refining, and heat processing of ferrous and nonferrous metals and certain nonmetallic materials and heat-treatment of products made from them. Visit IHEA online at www.ihea.org and on Facebook.

IHEA welcomes new board members

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) recently announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Executive Officers. IHEA’s president is Michael Stowe of Advanced Energy; Scott Bishop of Alabama Power Company assumes the role of vice president; and Jeff Valuck of Surface Combustion was elected treasurer. Serving as past president is Daniel Llaguno of Nutec Bickley.

Gary Berwick

IHEA also welcomed three new board members: Gary Berwick of Dry Coolers, Bob Fincken of Super Systems, Inc., and Doug Glenn of Heat Treat Today.

“At our recent annual meeting in Sarasota, Florida, we were very excited to officially appoint three new board members,” said IHEA President Michael Stowe. “They will each serve a three-year term, with service through the 2022 annual meeting. These folks represent dozens of years of process heating experience across several different markets. IHEA is very fortunate to have them serving on our board.”

Bob Fincken

Berwick is a veteran in the heat-treating industry with more than 30 years’ experience. He has been involved with IHEA since the early 1990s and stays active through his engineered sales role with Dry Coolers. Berwick is also a member of the Metal Treating Institute and the American Society of Manufacturing. IHEA is fortunate to have Berwick’s valuable contributions on the Education committee as well.

IHEA gains a respected industry professional in Fincken of Super Systems Inc. Fincken is the company’s national sales manager for North America with 30 years of experience in controls and sensors. He is a great asset on IHEA’s Safety Standards and Codes committee and provides input for IHEA’s educational tools to support the association’s knowledge base.

Doug Glenn

Publisher of Heat Treat Today, Glenn returns to the IHEA Board of Directors. His support of the association spans 25 years and includes everything from promotion, sponsorships, speaking engagements, and serving as a committee chair. Glenn has an extensive background in publishing, marketing, and association business. IHEA is pleased to have Glenn’s dedication and commitment.

To complete the Board of Directors for 2019-2020, IHEA is proud to name those continuing their service: B.J. Bernard, Surface Combustion, Inc.; Brian Kelly, Honeywell Thermal Solutions; Francis Liebens, SOLO Swiss Group; John Podach, Fostoria Process Equipment, a div. of TPI Corp.; Jason Safarz, Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC; and John Stanley, Karl Dungs, Inc.

IHEA 2019 Calendar of Events

August 28–29 | The Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar

Alabama Power Technology Center  |  Calera, Alabama

The day and a half Introduction to Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar will include classroom instruction and hands-on lab demonstrations.

September 24–25 | IHEA 2019 Safety Standards & Codes Seminar

InterContinental Hotel Cleveland  |  Cleveland, Ohio

This seminar is intended to help the attendee become better acquainted with the newly updated NFPA 86 – Standard for Ovens & Furnaces.

September 24–25 |IHEA 2019 Combustion Seminar

InterContinental Hotel Cleveland  |  Cleveland, Ohio

The industry premier seminar for industrial process heating professionals, this two-day event offers attendees the chance to learn the latest in combustion technology and visit with industry suppliers. The IHEA Combustion Seminar is designed for persons responsible for the operation, design, selection and/or maintenance of fuel-fired industrial process furnaces and ovens.

For details on IHEA events, go to www.ihea.org/events