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Trevor Seipp To Receive ASME Outstanding Service Award 2015

Becht Trevor SeippOn May 29, 2015 the ASME announced that Trevor Seipp, Becht Engineering Canada, LTD., will receive its prestigious "S.S. Chen PVP Outstanding Service Award" this year. This award, presented annually, is for outstanding voluntary service to the Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) division of the ASME and is marked by outstanding performance, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.

The formal presentation of the award will be made during the Honors and Awards luncheon at the 2015 Pressure Vessels and Piping conference. This conference will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel from July 20-23, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Mr. Seipp is the Division Manager for Becht Engineering Canada and has over 18 years of experience in design and analysis of process and power equipment, vessels, piping and structures.

Becht Engineering Acquires CECON Group

cecon logo with-bechtBecht Engineering Co., Inc., headquartered in NJ, has announced today that it has acquired The CECON Group, Inc., located in Wilmington, DE. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Becht Engineering (becht.com) provides engineering consulting services to the energy sector including oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, alternative energy, and fossil and nuclear power sectors. The company has twelve offices in the U.S. and Canada and has further expansion plans. It is celebrating its 50th year in business.

CECON (cecon.com) manages a network of science, engineering, and technical business consultants to provide consulting services to multiple industries and market sectors, including expert witnesses for legal firms. The company, which was started by DuPont retirees, has consultants located in 47 states and over 20 countries and is celebrating its 30th year in business.

CECON LLC is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Becht Engineering and continues to provide the same broad array of science and engineering services to its clients in multiple market sectors as before. “Both companies will be able to leverage the collective breadth and depth of their respective resources and market presence to provide enhanced technical services to their clients,” stated Dr. Charles Becht IV, President of Becht Engineering.

Paula Lazer Named CFO of the Year

Becht’s own Paula Lazer, Vice President of Finance and Human Resources, was awarded the “CFO of the Year” award by NJBIZ on Friday October 10, 2014.  The prestigious sixth annual awards program honored New Jersey’s standout financial executive professionals for the critical roles they play in making their companies successful.

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…A little of Paula’s background

Leadership skills surfaced early for Paula.  When she was 5, Paula’s mother told her that she was born to lead but warned that being the boss wouldn’t be easy. Her mother’s advice was to be prepared, largely by learning as much as she could.

“And now, quite a few years later, I am still following my mom’s advice,” says Paula, who was born and raised in Romania before emigrating to the U.S. in the late 1990s.

 

…And Today

Paula is Vice President of Finance and Human Resources at Becht Engineering Co., which has six offices in the U.S. and a subsidiary in Canada.  Since joining the company in 2006, she has built a strong financial team whose efforts have helped it thrive.

“We put checks in place, did cross-training, made sure all the t’s were crossed, and all the i’s were dotted,” she says. “It took long days and sleepless nights, but we did it. We are a highly functional team, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Her efforts have been guided by a desire to keep the customer happy, whether the customer is external or internal. But it also has taken a strong dose of education, as she has been called on to oversee Administration and HR functions.

…Prior to joining Becht

Paula held accounting posts at Crisdel Group, Lucent Technologies and Danline Inc. She also worked as an accounting executive in Romania, where she remains involved in charitable efforts.

After settling in the U.S., Paula volunteered with a charity called World Vision. The nonprofit, which helps children around the world, was not active in Romania at the time, but has since become active there.

“Children are our future, and I believe it is my civic responsibility to help them as much as I can,” she says.

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Paula holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics  (Academy of Economic Studies) and an MBA in Accounting (University of Phoenix).  She has worked with Becht Engineering for the past 8+ years.

 


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Charles Becht IV Receives ASME J Hall Taylor Award

Dr. Charles Becht IV has been selected as the 2014 ASME J. Hall Taylor Medal award recipient.  Dr. Becht will receive this prestigious award during the President’s Luncheon at the upcoming ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Montreal.

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The J. Hall Taylor Medal is presented for distinguished service or eminent achievement in the field of codes and standards pertaining to the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels which are sponsored or undertaken by ASME. The scope includes contributions to technical advancement and administration.CBIV-receives hall-taylor medal

In 1965, by a bequest through the ASME activity in codes and standards, the Taylor Forge and Pipe Works established this award to commemorate the pioneering work of J. Hall Taylor in the field of standardization of industrial products and safety codes for their usage.

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 Becht Engineering has a history of substantial contributions to ASME Codes and their relevent committees.  In fact, two other Becht staff members have received this award as well - Clyde Neely in 1993 and Bob Sims (current ASME President) in 2004.

Bob Sims Installed As 133rd ASME President

Much as an athlete who uses a cross-training approach to develop strength and stamina and improve performance, ASME must embrace an interdisciplinary approach in order to grow and thrive in the coming years, ASME’s new president, J. Robert Sims, observed during his inaugural address at the ASME Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore., earlier this week.

bob sims president ASME“Cross-training advances an athlete’s workout regimen by varying the exercises to use muscles in different ways — it energizes the whole body and keeps the mind engaged,” said Sims, who became ASME’s 133rd president at the President’s Dinner on June 10. “You build flexibility, power and speed through an interdisciplinary approach. ASME members can benefit from an intellectual interdisciplinary approach, while pursuing of common goals.”

Because mechanical engineering is a wide-reaching and diverse discipline that plays a role in virtually every technology and industry, “successful engineers must have a strong professional network,” said Sims, a senior engineering fellow with Becht Engineering Co. Inc. “Because of this breadth and the multidisciplinary demands that we face, ASME is well positioned to be at the center of that network. As we grow, that will offer us greater opportunities. This year, we will focus on building our diverse interests into a unified whole.”

Courtesy of the ASME.org website...June 24, 2014

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