Philip L. Gaughan, SET

Jan.24, 1947 - Nov. 15, 2015

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The American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians (ASCET) is the only national, professional society created especially for, and administered by, engineering technicians and technologists in all engineering disciplines. On April 3, 1964, approximately seventy certified engineering technicians representing seventeen states attended an organizational meeting sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). At this meeting, ASCET was formed to pursue the concept of an "engineering team", and other mutual goals of engineering professionals. [Read More]


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11/16/2015 | The Society mourns the loss of our General Manager, Philip L. Gaughan, SET due to complications from a recent heart attack. Please keep his family in your prayers and more information to follow.


11/6/2015 | Please make a note of the following personnel changes:

Robert T. Spitz, SET will assume the duties of President, 

Andrew J. Shear, SET will replace Mr. Spitz as Secretary/Treasurer/President Elect. 

Please congratulate these members and offer your full support in the execution of their duties on behalf of our Society.

Congratulations gentlemen!

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