Title: Instrument Engineer (Retired)
Company: Elkem Metals Co.
Location: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Bruce A. Shoaf, Retired Instrument Engineer at (Eramet Marietta Inc), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements and leadership in electronics engineering.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Shoaf studied at ATES, now the Erie Institute of Technology from 1968 to 1970 and accepted a position as a machine tool operator for Teledyne Penn Union Electric in 1972. He garnered additional experience as a welder for General Electric and started as a senior instrument technician for the Union Carbide Corporation in 1973. He held this position until 1994 when he relocated to the Marietta, Ohio Elkem plant, accepting the position of instrument engineer and continued to work for Elkem until the plant was sold to Eramet in 1999. He continued with the new company until his retirement from Eramet in 2004. Since his retirement, Mr. Shoaf has worked as an instructor for Eramet., and he and his wife have been rehabilitating houses for family and friends. He is a founding member of the Industrial Computing Society and has maintained affiliation to the Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society, as well as the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society, and he is a former member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and the Instrument Society of America.
Among his myriad achievements, Mr. Shoaf considers his marriage to his wife Jane, who has helped him find success throughout his career, to be his greatest achievement. Another satisfying achievement is the construction and equipping of a state of the art electrically and magnetically shielded calibration Facility at the Marietta plant. He is also grateful to have had the support of many mentors, friends and family. Mr. Shoaf has been recognized with a Certificate of Merit from the Western Pennsylvania Physics Teachers Association and, as a further testament to his success and stature, he has been selected for inclusion in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest, published in 1996. He advises aspiring professionals in his field to learn as much as they can about any subject because that knowledge can and usually will unexpectedly help with difficult problems.
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