EWI is pleased to recognize Technical Fellow Stan Ream, recipient of the 2019 Frank A. DiPietro Award. Stan received the award at the annual Advanced Lasers Application Workshop (ALAW), held in early June in Plymouth, Michigan.
The award, established by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) in memory of ALAW Founder Frank A. DiPietro, is given each year to a person most exemplifying the vision, spirit, and determination that DiPietro demonstrated in bringing laser and robotics technology to transportation manufacturing.
Stan is a pioneer in the development of laser materials processing technologies. He is recognized internationally as an expert in industrial lasers, process development and analysis, and manufacturing systems design and performance. Starting in the 1970s with his participation in high-power laser welding development for the Air Force, Navy, and NASA, he has continued to contribute to a wide range of laser applications and production implementations. Through diverse employment experiences, including Sciaky Inc., Avco-VCO Everett Research Laboratories, IIT Research Institute, Battelle, Amada, GE FANUC, Worthington Industries (TWB), and EWI, Stan has gained a broad perspective on the technological and marketing force that have shaped the laser materials processing world. Currently, as EWI’s senior technology advisor for laser processing, Stan applies his expertise to help manufacturers apply laser technology to improve and optimize production processes.
Stan is a Fellow of the Laser Institute of America, as well as a Life Member of both the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a two-time recipient of EWI’s Technical Excellence Award and hold eleven patents in laser and electron beam technologies.