The Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who, in the judgment of the CHTE Board members, has made significant, commendable and long-standing contributions to the promotion of CHTE. Mr. Max Hoetzl, P.E., Vice President of Technology, Surface Combustion, Inc., is this year’s recipient of the 2012 CHTE Distinguished Service Award. He was honored at the June 6 meeting of CHTE.
Since joining Surface Combustion in 1973, Max has been involved in many areas of high temperature furnace applications. As the Vice President, Technology, he is responsible for providing technical support to all product areas. In addition, he is responsible for the Field Service, Rebuild/Retrofit, and Information Technology Groups.
Mr. Hoetzl is the inventor of twelve (12) equipment and process patents. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.
Max chaired one of the initial focus groups in the CHTE. Over the years, he served on several committees and participated in many focus groups. He continues to show his support for the organization with his active involvement.