It was a sad to learn of the retirement of Robert Wood, now ex-general secretary of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE). Mr. Wood served the organization for many long and faithful years. The newly elected secretary is Stefan Hock. We wish Mr. Hock success in his new position.
IFHTSE announced their conference, the 9th International Specialised Exhibition of Heat Treatment 2015, will be held in Moscow Sept. 9-17. This will be followed by two additional conferences to be held in Germany. The first conference will be held Sept. 23-25 in Bremen and is the international conference on distortion engineering.