Leadership Spotlight: Brian Kane

Brian KaneBorn and raised in New England, Brian Kane moved to Chicago in 1998 and in 2000, began his career at S&C Electric Company as a Safety & Environmental Engineer. S&C is a leading manufacturer of high voltage switchgear located in northeast Chicago, operating a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including a captive plating operation. Brian moved into S&C’s finishing operations as a process engineer, overseeing the plating, galvanizing and wastewater treatment operations. It was here that he first became an active member of the local Chicago Chapter after taking a local offering of the CEF course. Brian credits the camaraderie, information-sharing and technical presentations that kept him coming back. After holding several positions on the Board of Directors, Brian played an active role in the merger of the two surface finishing bodies in Chicago, forming both the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the NASF and the Chicago Surface Finishing Foundation where he now serves on both Boards. Brian is constantly amazed and inspired by the dedicated leadership and volunteer work done by the local and national chapter and Board members he has had the opportunity to work with. He enjoys active participation in the various chapter/NASF outings and social gatherings, including holiday parties, the science fair, golf outings, education summits and Washington Forum.

Married for 20 years with two beautiful kids (ages 11 and 13), Brian received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University. Brian held positions as a US Navy Nuclear Reactor Plant Test Engineer and then as a Product EHS Engineer for a semiconductor fabrication equipment OEM prior to moving to Chicago. Brian recently returned to S&C’s Safety & Environmental Affairs group as senior manager, driving continuous improvement of the safety and sustainability efforts. He sees now more than ever the critical role that an active and engaged trade organization membership can bring to the health and welfare of individual companies and the industry as a whole.

In 2016, Brian received the Award of Merit from NASF/AESF and the Charlie Geldzhaler Award from the Chicago Chapter. Brian was also elected President of the AESF Foundation’s Board of Trustees in June of that year. Brian thanks his fellow chapter and board member’s generosity, support and mentorship for his longevity and certainly any accolades. Brian’s vision for the AESF Foundation includes expanded course offerings and accessibility, improved technical and educational resources, continued excellence in research and scholarship activities, and expanded chapter outreach.

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Chapter Highlights at SUR/FIN 2017

SUR/FIN Chapter Leadership Meeting:

We will be hosting a Chapter Leadership meeting on Tuesday, June 20, from 1:00PM – 2:00PM at the NASF pavilion and are encouraging all chapter leaders and administrators to attend. At this meeting, we will give a general association update, review the 2017 membership strategy and answer best practices questions.

SUR/FIN Job Shop Task Group Meeting:

We will be hosting a Job Shop Task Group meeting on Tuesday, June 20, from 2:00PM – 3:00PM, directly following the Chapter Leadership Meeting. We strongly encourage job shop owners and leaders to attend, as we will cover a range of topics pertinent to the industry on a local level.

SUR/FIN Association Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, June 20th

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
NASF Annual Meeting

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
NASF Awards Ceremony

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
NASF Chapter Leadership Meeting (NASF Pavilion)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
NASF Job Shop Task Group Meeting (NASF Pavilion)

Wednesday, June 21st

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NASF Supplier Committee Meeting

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
NASF Technology Advisory Committee Meeting

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REMINDER: Register Today for SUR/FIN Industry Night

Tuesday Night Tailgate at the College Football Hall of Fame

We invite you to an exciting Industry Night event on Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 6PM at the College Football Hall of Fame. Tickets include food & drink, private access to the entire Hall of Fame and a custom high-tech experience which will highlight your favorite college team. Grab your favorite college attire and join us for this unforgettable experience!

When & Where:
Tuesday, June 20 | 6pm
250 Marietta Street, N.W Atlanta (Steps away from the Convention Center & hotels)

Cost: $75 Per Person

  • Food & drinks included
  • Private access to the entire Hall of Fame
  • Custom high-tech experience highlighting your favorite team

To Register:

Reserve your spot while registering for SUR/FIN or download our flyer.

About the Hall of Fame:

  • Dive into “game day” in the ultra-high definition theater
  • Test your skills on a 45-yard field replica
  • Hear stories of the football greats
  • Celebrate football fans and traditions
  • Learn about sacrifices made by players and coaches
  • Analyze football’s biggest rivalries
  • Call the shots as a game-day analyst
  • Show your spirit in fight song karaoke

For more information regarding Industry Night at SUR/FIN or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact us at (202) 457-8404 or info@nasf.org.

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