Kathy L. Hayrynen
Kathy has a BS, MS and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Her graduate work focused on production of ductile iron and ADI. Following a post-doctoral research position on Ausformed/Austempered Ductile, Kathy joined the AP companies in 1995. She is currently the Director of Research & Development.
Kathy is well known in the Austempering world having authored and co-authored many papers on ADI and frequently speaks on said topics. She is the Chair of the Cast Iron Division of AFS, the President of the Foundry Educational Foundation and a member of the External Advisory Board for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Tech.
Kathy has received several industry/academic honors including: an AFS Award of Scientific Merit, an AFS Ray H. Witt Management Award, 4 best paper awards from the AFS Cast Iron Division, the Ductile Iron Society Annual Award, ASM Fellow, ASM Education Foundation George Roberts Award and induction into the MSE Academy at Michigan Tech.