“In today’s metals industry, ferrous, non-ferrous and specialty, lean manufacturing is critical. It is essential to find ways to increase productivity, efficiency, innovation and sustainability in order to produce the most superior materials. ”
Analyst Mary Becher specializes in metallurgical process testing and quality control, assisting companies in the specialty materials industry.
Mary Becher earned her bachelor’s of science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla. She has experience as a Customer Quality Representative at the Aluminum Company of America, ALCOA, where she provided technical customer support for the aluminum can-making industry by performing metallurgical tests of the raw material and can stock for the food and beverage industry to identify solutions of metal imperfections. Designing heat treat trials to eliminate aluminum pitting and improve material characteristics was an area of concentration during her time at ALCOA. As a process engineer at Loos & Co., Mary coordinated supplier and customer communications of quality issues for the wire and wire rope industry. In addition, she conducted process testing of the tin wire line to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
Areas of Expertise
- Aluminum and Non-Ferrous Metals
- Steel Wire and Cable
- Metallurgical and Mechanical Testing
- Data Trends Analysis
- Scanning Electron Microscope
- Specialty Materials
- B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla