Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry Announces the Hiring of Colin Thomas


Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry would like to announce the hiring of Colin Thomas as the newest addition to the ATP team. With over 30 years of professional experience, Colin has in-depth knowledge of all major aerospace heat treating systems and processes. He has extensive experience with research, development, and introduction of high temperature materials for gas turbine airfoil manufacture. He successfully led process ownership teams involved with establishing best practices for vacuum heat treatment processes across multiple domestic and international manufacturing sites. Colin holds a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Manchester, England. Upon completion of his studies, he joined Howmet Corporation, a world leader in superalloy and titanium alloy investment casting production, working in the areas of advanced material development and manufacturing processes. From 1982 through 2002 he held various engineering leadership, technology management and process ownership positions within Howmet Corporation. Colin has been a special process heat treat auditor for Performance Review Institute from 2002 to 2013 with over 250 successful Nadcap audits. During that time, he encountered many diverse heat treatment practices and used his knowledge to identify critical non-compliance issues relative to heat treatment, materials testing, and quality systems. He has cultivated strong interpersonal skills and fostered positive working relationships with many aerospace heat treatment suppliers. Colin will be assisting clients with Heat Treat consulting, Nadcap/Aerospace consulting, as well as Pyrometry Training. For more information, log on to