Max Hoetzl Receives the CHTE Distinguished Service Award


Max Hoetzl, P.E., vice president of technology for Surface Combustion, Inc. and former IHEA president, is this year’s recipient of the 2012 CHTE Distinguished Service Award. The Center for Heat Treat Excellence (CHTE) Distinguished Services is presented to an individual who, in the judgement of the CHTE members, has made significant, commendable and long-standing contributions to the promotion of the CHTE. Hoetzl was honored at the June 6th meeting of CHTE.

Since joining Surface Combustion in 1973, Hoetzl has been involved in many areas of high temperature furnace applications. As the vice president of technology, he is responsible for providing technical support to all product areas. In addition, he is responsible for the field service, rebuild/retrofit, and information technology groups. Hoetzl is the inventor of 12 equipment and process patents. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio.
Hoetzl chaired one of the initial focus groups in the CHTE. Over the years, he served on several committees and participated in many focus groups. He continues to be actively involved.
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