Roger Jones, Corporate President of Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA, has been nominated as a trustee on the ASM International Board of Trustees, effective October 2016. The board of ASM, The Materials Information Society, is comprised of four officers and nine trustees. Three new trustees are elected by the membership every year and each serves a three year term.
Jones joined ABAR Corporation in 1975 and worked in the heat treating division until 1978. He then started work at Vacuum Furnace Systems Corporation at its inception in 1978, along with his father, William R Jones FASM, who founded the company. In 1983, Jones assisted the founding of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. where he held the position of Vice President. He was promoted to President of Solar Atmospheres, Inc. in 1993. Today, Solar is the largest privately owned vacuum heat treating company in North America with four facilities.
Jones has chaired and served on numerous ASM International committees. He chaired the Membership Committee from 1996-1997 and chaired the Heat Treating Society (HTS) Immediate Needs Committee as well as the HTS Education Committee. He is also a member of the HTS T&P Committee and is a co- chair for the Technical Program for the Heat Treating Conference and Exposition in Cincinnati Ohio, 2011. In 2005, Jones was appointed to the HTS Board and served as Vice President from 2011 to 2013 and served as the President of HTS 2013-2015.