Thomas Wingens

Thomas Wingens


Thomas Wingens has over thirty years of experience in the international thermal processing and metallurgy industry. He founded and leads WINGENS CONSULTANTS since 2011. Throughout his career, he has held various positions, including Business Developer, Management, and Executive roles for companies in Europe and the United States.​

​Thomas is known for his client-centered approach, helping companies find solutions to challenges as a supportive team member. He is detail-oriented and asks the hard questions that companies may overlook. His work is conducted in a professional, inclusive, and productive manner.​

​His focus lies in helping companies improve operational or financial efficiencies, increase market share, pave the way for market entry, and better understand innovative ways to grow their business. Thomas combines his education in material science from the University of Applied Science in Dortmund/Germany with an MBA from the University of Economy and Management in Stuttgart/Germany. He integrates this knowledge with fifteen years of business executive management experience in the global metal thermal processing industry to provide valuable insights and processes for improving operations.​

​Thomas is based in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is an internationally recognized expert in the thermal processing of metals and has authored several presentations and publications. He is also a frequent speaker at international workshops and conferences. Thomas consults on heat treat and furnace projects, business development, market entry, mergers and acquisitions, integration, and interims management worldwide. He has held Management and Executive positions at leading companies in the Metal and Heat treatment industry, including Bodycote, Ipsen, Tenova Group, Seco/Warwick, ThyssenKrupp, and Voestalpine Group.​

​Additionally, he is a member of ASM, AIST and AWS in the US, as well as VDI, VDEH, and AWT in Germany. He has served on the ASM Heat-treat Society board in 2023/2024. ​


Andrzej Wojcieszynski

Senior Consultant

Previously Vice President, Director of Operation at Ampal, Inc., Palmerton, PA, and a Technical Director and Senior Principal Engineer, Technology, Specialty Products and Alloys, at ATI Powder Metals, Pittsburgh PA. His areas of expertise include powder metallurgy, gas atomization, powder processing, high performance alloys for demanding application including iron-base, nickel-base and titanium-base alloys.

Andrzej graduated with distinction from University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. After graduating he joined the Department of Physical Metallurgy and began his research on the effects of carbide segregation on the properties and performance of bearing steels. In 1987 he joined Carnegie Mellon University as a graduate student and continued his research studying fracture mechanics, where he received a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1993. In 1995 he accepted a Research Engineer position at the Research Center of Crucible Materials Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA.

Andrzej is an inventor or co-inventor of six U.S. patents concerned with high-speed steels, cold work and hot work tool steels, valve alloys, wear and corrosion resistant tool steels and Ni-base alloys for wear resistant applications. Andrzej is a Fellow of ASM International and a Chair of the ASM International Events Planning Council and a Chair of IMAT Technical Programming Committee. Additionally, he is a member of TMS, ASTM – F42 AM Committee, SAE – AMS AM Committee, and a past Key Reader for Metallurgical Transactions. He has also been serving on the Board of Directors of Polish Cultural Council in Pittsburgh since 2011.


Michael Glazoff

Senior Scientist, Modeling Simulation and Nuclear Materials​

In Mr. Glazoff’s professional journey, he has held key roles in groundbreaking research and cutting-edge projects. ​
As a Distinguished Staff Scientist at INL (Idaho Falls) in Materials Science and Engineering since 2011, Michael has delved into multi-scale studies of material degradation processes in energy systems. His expertise spans applied mathematics, equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetics, and research on the atomic structure of matter. Before this role, he served as a Sr. Staff Research Engineer at INL’s Advanced Process & Decision Systems from 2009 to 2011.​

During his tenure as an Adjoint Professor of Physics at Vanderbilt University (TN) from 2000 to 2009, Michael allocated resources and led an international team of scientists in groundbreaking research. This culminated in the development of a patented catalytic support, Ga-200L, in 2004, yielding significant annual sales.​

At Alcoa Technical Center (Western PA), Michael held various roles including Scientific Associate and Senior Staff Scientist, contributing to cutting-edge projects such as the design of a hyper-high resolution LIBS (Laser-Induced Break Down Spectroscopy) complex and the development of innovative water treatment processes.​

His academic journey includes a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Idaho, where he also earned his M.S. in the same field. Additionally, Mr. Glazoff holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Moscow Institute of Metallurgy, USSR Academy of Sciences. His foundational education includes a B.Sc. in Physics and a B.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.​

Michael is proud to be a member of Sigma Xi (Scientific Honor Society) and the American Society for Metals ASM International since 1994. His service extends to organizing symposiums for prestigious conferences such as MRS Fall 2000 and MRS Fall 1998.​

Throughout his career, Michael has authored numerous publications including monographs, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles. He has also secured grants and patents, notably serving as a recipient and industrial Co-PI of an NSF GOALI Grant focused on the optical properties of aluminum alloys.​

He has been honored with awards such as the Sigma Xi Best Internal Alcoa Paper Award and the Metallurgical Society Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award.​

Michael has delivered invited talks at esteemed conferences including the MS&T Conference, International Plasticity Symposium, and the Int. Conference on Aluminum Alloys.​


Ed Green

Technical Consultant, Hydrogen Process Expert​

Edward Green is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with 35 years’ experience in Mechanical Design Engineering, Manufacturing and Project Management. Through his various assignments he has developed an extensive background in heavy industry including Power Generation, Naval Defense, Steel, Paper, Chemical, Mining, Bulk Material Handling, Oil and Gas and has a wide range of machine designs encompassing mechanical, electrical and chemical processes. ​

​In recent years he has been involved with projects that mitigate global warming using Hydrogen Metallurgy and Carbon Capture. He has designed systems for Generation, Compression and Storage of Hydrogen. ​

​Some recent Hydrogen Metallurgy projects he worked include Flash Iron Furnace for AISI and the University of Utah. ​

​Ed graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 and is a licensed PE in 4 states. He has 7 patents and multiple technical papers and conference presentations.​


Michael Moyer

Chemical Process & HAZOP Expert​

Michael Moyer, a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer in Louisiana, holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona. With extensive experience spanning various roles in plant engineering and technical consulting, he brings a wealth of expertise to our consulting firm.​

​As a Technical Consultant, Michael provides invaluable support for metallurgical chemical processing projects, specializing in process flow diagrams, equipment sizing, and HAZOP development.​

​Previously, as a Plant Engineer at SASOL North America Inc., he managed capital improvement programs and provided environmental permitting support for the Ceralox Plant in Tucson, AZ.​

​In roles as a Principal Engineer and Senior Production Engineer, Michael demonstrated his proficiency in process optimization and debottlenecking, contributing significantly to the success of ethylene plant projects.​

​His expertise extends to process engineering improvements and project management, where he led initiatives at Olin Corporation, focusing on project scheduling, cost estimation, and equipment specification.​

​Michael’s dedication to professional development is evident through his membership in AIChE and his role as Treasurer of the SWLA Section of AIChE.​


Andrea Wingens

Administrative Manager​

Andrea has over 25 years of experience in various roles in graphic design, marketing, and project management. The majority of her career was spent in the traditional and digital advertising field, overseeing multiple projects with attention to detail while delivering quantifiable results.

Before moving to the United States in 2014, she lived in Stuttgart, Germany, where she worked as a project manager for an advertising company with locations in Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Zurich. She holds a degree as a graphic designer and media specialist, and her skills include office administration, bookkeeping, marketing, and fair trade planning.​


Grace Krotine

Student Worker

Grace is a recent graduate of North Catholic High School, achieving valedictorian status in the class of 2024 and earning the prestigious Society of Women Engineers Merit Award for two consecutive years. ​

​Her journey in materials science began with selection to attend the esteemed Eisenmann Materials Camp at ASM headquarters in Ohio during the summer of 2022. As part of a collaborative effort, she analyzed a collapsed welded bed frame, leading to the publication of their findings in the Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention. ​

​Following this accomplishment, Grace was selected as one of two representatives from the United States to attend ASM camps in France in 2023, further enhancing her expertise in materials science and engineering. ​

She will be attending Cornell University in 2025 to study materials science and engineering.