Galvanize It! Online Seminar

About the Author

The Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel for Parking Structures online Galvanize It! seminar content was developed by former AGA Marketing Coordinator Jenny Clawson and reviewed by AGA Marketing Director Melissa Lindsleyand AGA Technical Director Dr. Thomas J. Langill.

Jenny Clawson, former AGA Marketing Coordinator

Education

BS in Journalism from Texas A & M University in August 2005

Experience

Jenny  worked for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) from 2007-2013. After working as a Feature Writer and Assistant Editor at The Community News Newspaper, Jenny became the Marketing Coordinator at the AGA. She designed marketing collateral, developed technical content for print and online, created the bi-monthly AG Newsletter, and coordinated tradeshows and conferences.

Melissa Lindsley, AGA Marketing Director

Education

BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas in December 2003
Emphasis in Strategic Communications (Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations)

Experience

Melissa has worked for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) since 2005. She started as a Marketing Coordinator, and was promoted to Marketing Manager in June 2007, and to Marketing Director in April 2012.  Melissa has helped author and teaches ThinkZinc, a series of Sales/Marketing courses, to member personnel to educate them on the uses, competition, process, technical aspects, and benefits of hot-dip galvanizing. She leads the marketing staff and has played an integral part in shaping the marketing initiatives of the AGA, including 3-year marketing plans for industry growth. Melissa answers technical and application questions, while in the office and on the road at various industry tradeshows. She also writes AGA’s marketing and technical publications, editorials for industry magazines, and the Marketing Guru, a regular feature in the American Galvanizer and ThinkZinc Tribune member newsletters.

Thomas Langill, Ph.D., AGA Technical Director

Education

BS in Physics from John Carroll University in June 1973 (Cum Laude)
MS in Physics from John Carroll University in December 1975; Thesis Topic: The Elastic Constants of Crystal Gallium
Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in June 1980; Thesis Topic: Magnetic Properties of Vanadium Dioxide and Doped Vanadium Oxide

Experience

Dr. Langill has been with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) since 1994 as its Technical Director. He has been active in helping shape the research programs for galvanizing programs. Tom has contributed to the ASTM committees that deal with the specifications used by the galvanizing industry and is Chairman of three separate ASTM Subcommittees including the subcommittee that maintains the standards for the hot-dip galvanizing process. He has provided technical support for many specifiers and engineers who have technical questions about galvanized steel or its use in a particular environment. He writes the Dr Galv, a regular feature in the American Galvanizer and Galvanizing Insights newsletters on problems related to hot-dip galvanizing. Tom has authored and presents a seminar series on Processing Details in the hot-dip galvanizing industry, the continuing education Galvanize It! seminar for architects and engineers, and the Inspection of Hot-Dip Galvanized Products seminar.