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Roy Cunningham

has worked in the failure analysis field for almost 50 years evaluating numerous failed components in the aerospace, commercial, and industrial areas both at Boeing Helicopters and Drive Systems Technology.  Prior to his retirement from Boeing he was manager of materials engineering, where he was involved in the development, testing, and heat treatment  of various types of gearing materials. He has written and presented numerous papers on  failure analyses and ways to optimize the heat treatment of gear materials. He holds both BS/MS degrees from Drexel University in Materials Engineering and prior to retirement was very active in several industrial  technical committees.