Rob Simons is a metallurgical engineer specializing in ferrous heat treatments with 35 years of experience in the industry. He earned a degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Missouri — Rolla in 1982 and will be a featured presenter at the ASM Heat Treat 2017 conference. He has been at Paulo for 30 years. Founded in 1943, Paulo is one of the largest providers of heat-treating, brazing, and metal-finishing solutions in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Paulo operates five divisions servicing the Mid-West, Great Lakes, and Southeast regions of the United States.