Darren L. Stang, principal systems engineer at OMAX Corporation, was recently elevated to the distinctive grade of Fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding engineering achievements.
Thomas G. Loughlin, executive director of ASME, and Dr. Sam Y. Zamrik, past president of ASME, presented Stang with the award at the 50th annual PVP Conference honors and awards banquet on July 20th, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. Stang joins an elite group of 3,439 Fellows out of over 100,000 ASME members.
Stang has over 30 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and high-pressure equipment. Stang is an expert in high-pressure technology, and serves as the subject matter expert for OMAX Corporation in the areas of fatigue, fracture mechanics, damage tolerance and fatigue mitigation.
Stang merits his fellowship through his leadership, dedication and promotion of high-pressure technology in the Pressure Vessel and Piping (PVP) Division of ASME, and through his work in the ASME Section VIII, Division 3 codes and standards committee. Stang has served as chairman of the High Pressure Technology Committee and currently serves on the PVP Division Executive Committee. Stang is also a past recipient of the prestigious S.S. Chen PVP Outstanding Service Award, and PVP Jim Farr PVP Outstanding Conference Session Award.
As an active leader in ASME, Stang advocates for OMAX and the waterjet industry among his peers in the Section VIII, Division 3 codes and standards committee. His guidance has greatly expanded and enhanced the participation of ASME's High-Pressure Technology committee with key members of the waterjet and global high-pressure vessel industry in general.
"We are proud to have Darren Stang as a member of OMAX's team," said John Cheung, CEO of OMAX Corporation. "His contributions to his profession and advancement of the waterjet industry make him an outstanding collaborator. When our employees seek continuous professional development, they are better able to serve our customers.