Materials Performance

AUG 2018

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73 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 57, NO. 8 AUGUST 2018 views were never expressed in a confronta- tional manner. Most importantly, he was a deeply family-oriented man. He was intensely interested in classical music and played the viola. He was proud of the musi- cal and other accomplishments of his fam- ily and dreamed of the day when he retired and had a family quintet. He will be greatly missed by his family, wife Lisa Moghissi and children Karl, Maria, and Alan; par- ents Dr. A. Alan and Barbara Moghissi; sisters Dr. Jasmine Moghissi and Isabel Dickerson; extended family ; colleagues at DNV GL; friends; and the professional communities he was involved in. (—Narasi Sridhar, FNACE) H ans Edward Schmoldt, founder of Schmoldt Engi- neering Services Co., Inc. (Bartles- ville, Oklahoma, USA), died on November 14, 2017. He was 96. Schmoldt graduated from the Missouri School of Mines as a chemical engineer. A longtime member of NACE International, he was a founding director of the Miner Alumni Association and a founding mem- ber of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh at Missouri S&T. Prior to founding his own company, he worked for the Phillips Petro- leum Co. and the Alaska District of the Corps of Engineers. In 1952, he founded his own corrosion engineering company, which initially designed, installed, and surveyed cathodic protection (CP) systems for newly installed oil, gas, gas liquids, and refining production interstate companies through- out the United States. The company has employed a number of registered profes- sional engineers and NACE-certified Corro- sion Specialists and Corrosion Technicians. By the time Schmoldt retired in 1990 at the age of 69, Schmoldt Engineering had pio- neered the installation of deep well anode beds and conventional surface bed CP sys- tems for missile silos, refineries, oil storage tanks, ship tanker sheet piles, Air Force bases, power plants, oil well casings, and communication cables. In 1990, Schmoldt sold his company and funded the Hans and Jimmie Schmoldt Foundation for Education. The foundation supports a number of educational institu- tions and projects in Texas and Oklahoma. Since 2006, the foundation has awarded nearly $87,000 in scholarships to 12 young NACE corrosion scientists and engineers. He earned an Award of Professional Dis- tinction from Missouri S&T in 1975 and was featured in the 1994 special entrepreneur edition of the MSM-UMR Alumnus maga- zine, now known as Missouri S&T Magazine. Schmoldt was a registered pro fessional engineer in Oklahoma and California and was a life member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He received the NACE Foundation's Founders Award in 2016. Schmoldt and his wife Jimmie had three children, Hans, Gretchen, and Kurt. Mar- ried for 69 years when Schmoldt passed away, the couple traveled extensively over the years and often with their children, eventually visiting 39 countries. (—Hans Schmoldt) D annie Vickers lost his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. Vickers began his 43-year career in the coatings field working in the family business, Vickers Industrial Coatings. In 1981, he became a NACE International member, and in 1984 he completed his NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) certifications for Levels 1, 2, and 3. Vickers served 27 years as a NACE vol- unteer member in the Technical Coordina- tion Committee (TCC), holding several leadership roles in recent years. In 2013, he was recruited to fill the Specific Technology Group (STG) 03 vice chair position, and at the end of the two-year term in 2015, moved into the STG 03 chair position. He left that position after one year when in 2016 he was recruited to fill the vacant Technology Management Group, C1 Asso- ciate Technology Coordinator position. In April 2017, at the end of the two-year term, he moved into the C1 Technology Coordinator position, where he remained until his resignation in September 2017 due to his declining health. He also served on the TCC Strategic Planning Committee where he participated in projects to enhance the visibility of the TCC. Vickers joined the U.S. Marine Corps on July 10, 1973, where he was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge M-14, and Pistol Expert Badge. In his early years, he was a volunteer firefighter and enjoyed bronco riding, hunt- ing, kayaking, and water skiing. For the past two years, Vickers worked for CorChem in Engineering Technical Service. Vickers was a tireless volunteer and a pleasure to work with, always promoting membership in NACE and the technical committees. He brought years of knowledge and experience in the corrosion industry to his volunteer service at NACE and in the TCC. He is survived by his mother, Jacque Vickers of Crosby, Texas; his three sons Ray Ellis of Franklin, Texas, Austin Joseph and his wife Lisa of Houston, Texas, and Brandon Lee and his wife Suzanne of Dudelin, Florida; his granddaughter Sum- mer Ray Vickers living in Iola, Texas with her mother, Connie; his sister Debra Ray Vickers, residing in Crosby, Texas; and his brother Don Clifford Vickers of Highlands, Texas. Vickers is preceded in death by his father, L. Ray Vickers of Crosby, Texas, and his nephew, David Ray Jolly, a student at Southwest Texas University (SWT). Please send condolences to Debra Vickers at debravickers@ymail.com. Your Association in Action

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