TMR Stainless
Stainless Steel Spoken Here

About Us

Gary Carinci

President

 

Gary joined TMR in 2002 and has over 25 years experience in the stainless steel industry and provides technical support and market development support to all of our clients.

 

Gary has a strong background and extensive experience with cold rolled stainless steel fabrication and formability. His product experience includes stainless steels, nickel-base alloys and titanium. Gary combines strong technical expertise with significant management experience. He will extend TMR's knowledge of stainless steels and corrosion resistant alloys, and bring valuable insights through his experience with precision strip and cold rolled stainless in architecture, chemical processing and aerospace industries.

 

Before joining TMR Stainless, Gary was Director, Technical Services at Allegheny Rodney where he had management responsibility for product metallurgy, process metallurgy, laboratory production testing, and Quality Assurance related to stainless steel, nickel-base alloys and titanium strip products. Previously he held positions in stainless steel product research and development, product metallurgy, and production control/inside sales management at Allegheny Ludlum.

 

He has authored or co-authored 12 technical papers and holds one patent. He is a member of ASM International, NACE International and the American Welding Society.

 

Education

Ph.D. Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. Metallurgy, Pennsylvania State University





Catherine Houska

Senior Market Development Manager

 

Catherine joined TMR in 1990. She combines strong metallurgical engineering experience with international and domestic industrial marketing skills. She has performed market research, analysis, development and strategy work for a broad range of metal families and markets. This includes stainless, nickel-base alloys, aluminum, metal matrix composites, beryllium and its alloys, steel, powdered metals, and castings. Her market experience is diverse and includes architecture, infrastructure, mass transit, plastic molds, electronics, and industrial equipment.

 

As an internationally recognized expert on architectural and construction metals, particularly stainless steel, she regularly provides architects, building owners, structural engineers, contractors, and fabricators with consulting assistance on new projects and forensic evaluation of existing projects. She provides assistance with specification review and development, site corrosiveness evaluation, supplier identification and evaluation, metal alloy selection, drawing review, finish selection, and comparisons of the relative expected performance of metals and materials. When forensic evaluation of metal and finish performance problems is required, she provides advice on the cause(s) and remedial action including cleaning and repair. She is currently on the AISC steering committee for the development of the stainless steel structural design guidelines.

 

She has managed the Nickel Institute's and International Molybdenum Association's (IMOA) international market development programs to promote increased use of stainless steel in architecture and also consults for the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA). She has given educational workshops to thousands of architects, structural engineers, building owners and other decision makers around the world and speaks regularly at national and international conferences.

 

She has authored or co-authored over 140 technical publications, papers and articles and is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), ASTM, ACI, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), and ASM International. She actively serves on several ASTM and CRSI task groups and committees and is Vice Chair of CRSI's Durability Committee.

 

Education

M.B.A., Industrial and International Marketing, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western University

B.S., Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University





Jim Fritz

Senior Market Development Manager

 

Jim joined TMR Stainless in 2001 and has more than 30 years of experience in the stainless steel, chemical process and foundry industries. He has extensive experience in corrosion, stainless steel metallurgy, and electrochemistry. He is currently a NACE certified Material Selection Design Specialist.

 

Jim provides technical support and market development support to our clients with a focus on the chemical process, pharmaceutical, desalination, and power industries. His experience with materials selection, failure analysis, and fabrication will assist all of our clients in the applications of stainless steels and corrosion resistant alloys. He is chairman of the NACE Technical Exchange Group (TEG) 116X , Stainless Steels: Austenitic and Nickel Alloys and a member of Metallic Materials of Construction Subgroup of the ASME BPE Standard.

  

Before joining TMR Stainless, Jim managed a corrosion research group at Allegheny Ludlum. Previously he worked at the Experimental Station of DuPont where he was involved with a variety of materials and corrosion problems in the chemical process industry. At the Savannah River Laboratory, he was involved with solving corrosion problems associated with storage of nuclear waste.

 

 

Jim has authored or co-authored over 30 technical papers and holds one patent. He is an active member of NACE International, ASME, AMTA, and ASM International.


 

Education

Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Geological Sciences, Pennsylvania State University





Bill Pratt

Market Development Manager

 

Bill joined TMR Stainless in January 2010 with over 15 years of experience in the stainless steel industry. Following an undergraduate and M.S. degree in Materials Science at Penn State, he then joined Allegheny Ludlum Corporation where he held positions in technical services. His primary background is in flat rolled stainless steel and nickel base alloy sheet as well as precision rolled strip. His product experience includes duplex stainless steels, super-ferritic stainless steels, super-austenitic stainless steels, and nickel base alloys.

 

He previously held positions in product metallurgy at Allegheny Ludlum where he worked on the development of a patented lean duplex stainless steel - 2003. Bill interfaced with customers in material selection, specifications, and processing of stainless steels and corrosion resistant alloys used in a broad range of markets. Bill assists in TMR’s laboratory testing programs and failure analyses and enhance our capabilities for fast and efficient completion of test programs.

 

 

Education

M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University





 

Erin Mullen

Operations Manager

 

Erin joined TMR in 1997. She has a background in information technology and human resource management. She is responsible for the daily operations of TMR which includes client administration assistance, market communication tools and information technology support.  Her in-depth knowledge of our operations and clients provides a strong source of consistency and reliability to TMR and our clients.  


Education

M.S. Human Resource Management, LaRoche College

B.S. Information Systems Management, Carlow University


Jim Redmond

Metallurgist and Principal (part-time)

 

Jim co-founded the company in 1987 following many years’ experience in stainless steel research and market development with Climax Molybdenum Co. He manages technical services for several clients and provides corrosion control solutions to clients in the chemical process industry, architecture, and fabrication. He was instrumental in the introduction and development of the second-generation duplex stainless steels in North America.

 

Jim organized and chaired technical symposia at NACE annual corrosion conferences in 1984 and 1994. He chaired the international duplex stainless steel conference, Duplex American 2000, in Houston, Texas. From 1990 until 2009, he chaired the NACE Technical Exchange, 114X (formerly T-5A-17), Applications of Duplex and Ferritic Stainless Steels. Since 1994, he has been Chairman of the Unified Numbering System’s Advisory Board and has overseen the growth of the UNS System to become the dominate, international name designation system for metals and alloys.

 

He has authored or co-authored 49 technical publications and holds two patents. Jim is the initial, primary author of ASTM specification A 995 and co-author of A 890.

He is a member of NACE International, ASTM, ASME, and ASM International.

 

Education

Ph.D. Materials Science, Northwestern University

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Graduate Business Training, University of Michigan