Metallurgical, Materials and Process Consulting

Jude M. Runge holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Runge has over 25 years of experience supporting the industry with metallurgical engineering expertise. She worked five years at Northrop Corporation, Defense Systems Division in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, as a senior engineer in the Reliability Analysis Laboratory. Following her experience at Northrop, she worked for ten years at Bodycote-Taussig Associates in Skokie, Illinois, a metallurgical consultancy and laboratory, helping various industrial clients to identify and solve problems in the field of metals, metal processing, surface treatment, heat treatment and other materials and processes. This period was followed by five years at Saporito Finishing in Cicero, Illinois, as Director of Research and Development. Most recently, Dr. Runge was employed as a research metallurgist at the Argonne National Laboratory working in the field of electrochemical nuclear waste recycling focusing on high-end coating techniques for extreme conditions.

Business Analysis and Strategic Planning

Beside our technical expertise, we support customers also with strategic advice. Our business partner is CompCote Technology, LLC. The managing director of CompCote Technology, Thomas Nussbaum, holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Goettingen, Germany. Mr. Nussbaum has over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur in the management of small and mid-size companies in the metals industry. His expertise is in aluminum and plastic surface treatment specifically for the supply of automotive and other industries. His focus in consulting is strategic, scenario-based business development.

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