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Get to Know Randall Bowers, Materials Engineer, Secat, Inc.


Randall has been at Secat since 2003 when he started at during his final year at the University of Kentucky. He became a full time staff member at Secat after graduation in 2004.

Bowers (2)Randall describes his work at Secat: “My work consists of mechanical testing and characterization of aluminum alloys, mainly in the AA3xxx, AA5xxx, and AA6xxx series. Mechanical testing experience includes tensile, fatigue, FLD, and deep drawing. My characterization experience is in microscopy, texture analysis, DSC and OES. Typically, I work with the rolling mill on failure analysis type projects and evaluations of casting and rolling trials at the mill to improve performance or production. In addition, I have been involved with multiple modeling projects from modeling of thermo-mechanical operations such as rolling, modeling thermal and fluid flow problems in casting and melting furnace performance and modeling of alloy systems through thermodynamic calculations. Outside of project work, my role has been to assist in evaluating, procuring, and setting up of new equipment in the laboratory along with assisting in maintaining our ISO accreditation. “

We asked Randall about his life away from work and he shared with us some of his favorites:

Food – Sushi

Hobby – Backpacking, rock climbing, scuba diving, and motorcycle riding

TV show and/or Movie – About a Boy

Book – Lord of the Rings

Quote – Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt

We also asked him to tell us one thing about himself that people may not know or would be surprised by…

“At 28 yrs old, I rode my Triumph Bonneville with my brother and two other friends to Sturgis, SD for the largest motorcycle rally in the US. We were group that stuck out like a sore thumb because we had a classic British motorcycle, a 1970’s German motorcycle, a Japanese sport bike, and one lone Harley Davidson in a sea of Harleys and custom choppers.”

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