Announcing the Parts Cleaning Conference Technical Co-Chairs
March 2, 2022
The Parts Cleaning Conference is pleased to welcome Darren Williams, Ph.D, and Lori Beckman back as the Parts Cleaning Conference technical chairs in 2022, set to convene in Chicago as part of IMTS 2022.
Dr. Williams, a professor at Sam Houston State University, has been involved with the Parts Cleaning Conference for many years, and is a long-standing member of the cleaning industry. Beckman is parts cleaning editor of Production Machining and Products Finishing brands, and will help provide attendees a quality program with a top-notch speaker lineup.
Lori Beckman has been reporting on, writing and editing content in Production Machining since 2003. She attends IMTS and PMTS regularly, and visits machine shops and OEMs to find the most valuable content for PM readers. She spearheaded the Emerging Leaders annual awards program that she is passionate about.
Lori is also the parts cleaning editor for this section in Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines, covering the manufacturing parts cleaning segment of the industry. She has attended the parts2clean trade show in Germany, is a member of the board of directors for the new Manufacturing Cleaning Association and is co-chairperson of the Parts Cleaning Conference held yearly.
Dr. Williams teaches Physical Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, and graduate courses in spectroscopy and thermodynamics at Sam Houston State. He has authored over two dozen research articles and a book chapter on parts cleaning.
A recent grant is from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program — a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense — helped Dr. Williams to identify, create and test azeotropic blends for the replacement of trichloroethylene and n- propylbromide solvents in military vapor degreasing operations.