Roger A. Jones, CEO of Solar Atmospheres, will be awarded the distinguished honor of ASM Fellow (FASM) at the ASM Awards Dinner Oct. 16 at MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio.

According to ASM, “The honor of Fellow represents recognition of distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering, and develops a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the Society.” 

Jones’ citation reads: "For advancing production vacuum thermal processes and procedures for large and heavy assemblies utilizing state-of-the-art vacuum furnaces, for the enhancement of the overall heat treating industry." 

Jones is a 35-year member of ASM International and a current member of the ASM International Board of Trustees and ASM International Finance and Investment Committee. Jones has been a member of ASM Philadelphia “Liberty Bell” Chapter since 1983 and has chaired nine committees within that time.  He became his company’s sustaining member representative in 1986. Jones received the ASM International 2015 George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award and the following ASM Philadelphia Chapter Awards: Young Member Award (1989), Delaware Valley Materials Person of the Year (1998), William Hunt Eisenman Award (2001), Distinguished Service Award (2004), President’s Award (2009), Meritorious Service (2012) and the Adolf Schaefer Special Achievement Award (2015).