Solar Atmospheres of Western PA President Robert Hill was elected president of the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) for 2014. Hill, who becomes the institute’s70th president, has served on MTI’s Board of Governors since 2008. He was instrumental in establishing the organization’s Technical Standards Committee in 2011 and has served on a variety of committees, including the Programming Committee, the Executive Committee, a Benchmarking Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee. In 2011, Hill received the President’s Award, an award given by the then-serving president as the one person in the organization that had contributed most to the furtherance of the institute.

In other news, Hill was presented the high honor of ASM Fellow (FASM) in the field of materials at the ASM’s 100th Anniversary Annual Awards Dinner in Montreal, Canada. Industry professionals and technical leaders alike recognized his achievements for “expanding the applications and technical knowledge of vacuum heat treating titanium for the future of lightweight and energy efficient commercial and military airframes.”