About the Author
The Designing for Hot-Dip Galvanizing seminar content was developed by AGA Marketing Director Melissa Lindsleyand reviewed by AGA Technical Director Dr. Thomas J. Langill.
Ms. Lindsley's Education
BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas in December 2003
Emphasis in Strategic Communications (Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations)
Ms. Lindsley's 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 teachesThinkZinc, 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 two 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 AGAs marketing and technical publications, editorials for industry magazines, and the Marketing Guru, a regular feature in the American Galvanizer and ThinkZinc Tribune member newsletters.
Dr. Langill's 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 Vandium Oxide
Dr. Langill's 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.