Benjamin A. Sprengard

Mr. Sprengard is the Managing Director of Operations for the Cincinnati, OH and Natchez, MS facilities for Enerfab, an industry leader in fabrication, construction, and maintenance services. Enerfab specializes in the utility and heavy industrial markets, including chemical, oil and gas, and power. Along with operations, productivity, and materials expertise, Mr. Sprengard is responsible for continuous improvement within the organization. Recent achievements include the development and implementation of a metric-based quality program along with improving organizational effectiveness through embarking on a digital transformation of the shop operations.

Previously, Mr. Sprengard worked as a Welding Engineer and Metallurgist, providing engineering solutions to metallurgical, materials joining, and nondestructive testing applications. Throughout his career, he has conducted several failure analyses and onsite investigations in power generation boilers, clean air systems, breweries, ASME pressure vessels, and API storage tanks. His responsibilities have also included providing metallurgical support for the development of welding procedures for a wide range of materials, including high temperature boiler tube steels, super duplex, precipitation hardened materials, quench and tempered steels, and Ni-based alloys.

Mr. Sprengard holds a BSc in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in welding metallurgy and nondestructive evaluation. Upon joining Enerfab, he completed his MSc in metallurgical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His post graduate research was devoted to the analysis of mechanical properties and phase transformations in lean duplex stainless steels. Mr. Sprengard is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. He is an ASNT NDT Level III professional and an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. Mr. Sprengard is a former Chairman of the ASM Cincinnati Chapter, a member of the Materials Technology Institute (MTI), and is involved with local organizations.