Technical Research and Operations Team
Transcat has one of the largest teams solely dedicated to making sure Transcat's quality standards are among the highest in the industry. This 16 member team is not only active in Transcat's quality standards and continual improvement, but is known in the industry as experts through their technical writings, industry lectures, and advisory board positions. Read up on a few of these members below.
Howard Zion, Director of Service Applications Engineering
Before joining Transcat, Howard held positions at the USAF Strategic Air Command, Lockheed-Martin, NASA-Kennedy Space Center, and Philips Electronics. During his 37 years in Metrology, Howard has collected a wealth of knowledge. He has authored 32 white papers, participates on industry committees, has held an advisory board position at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC) and sponsored Engineering Capstone projects at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Mr. Zion is also a recipient of the Andrew J. Woodington award for Professionalism in Metrology, presented at the 2019 Measurement Science Conference. With these credentials it is no surprise that he is widely sought after for his invaluable expertise!
Phil Mistretta, Manager of Metrology/Deputy Technical Manager
Phil Mistretta joined the Transcat management team in 2001. With a background in EMC/EMI compliance testing, lean manufacturing engineering, he has over 25 year of experience in the field of Metrology. He is member of IEEE and ASQ and is an ASQ-Certified Calibration Technician. He is a graduate of Central Texas College and pursuing a BS in Engineering Physics at the University of Buffalo, New York on a part-time basis.
Ron Powell, Quality Manager
Ron began his career in calibration services as a Production Control Specialist in the US Air Force. He started his career at Transcat sixteen years ago as an Inbound Sales Representative, joining the Sales Management Team in 2008 and becoming Director Sales Operations in 2013. Ron has lead teams in both our sales and operations divisions during his career at Transcat to include Account Management team, Onsite Management team, and the Transcat Managed Services team. Ron brings a perspective from both the customer and Transcat vantage point along with that of service, operations and quality. The QA team currently includes Sarah Gentry, Samantha Butler and David Llorens and supports our vast network of accredited laboratories in ensuring quality deliver of service from every location.
Transcat's experts understand the effect that measurement has on our customers' manufacturing risk, product quality and brand proposition. Transcat's Technical Research and Operations Team regularly publishes expert analyses relating to measurement processes and measurement risk.