Meet the Phoenix Team

Committed to empowering reliable, agile suppliers of safe, high-performing products in aerospace, defense, and other industries.

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Evan Zurbuchen
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Evan helps with shipping & receiving, preparing parts to be shot, and supports the rest of the team in any area needed.

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Trevor Scheffler
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Trevor is responsible for supporting Phoenix Neutron Imaging production, maintenance and quality assurance.

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Braden Behlke
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Braden is responsible for preparing turbine blades for imaging, and processing the films that are taken. When those are up to date, he helps in other areas and miscellaneous duties, like energetics preparation and general shipping.

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Robert Kaschner
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Robert is responsible for supporting Phoenix Neutron Imaging production, maintenance and quality assurance.

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Katie Rittenhouse
Director of Strategy

Katie is responsible for leading, developing and executing a clearly defined strategy that supports business growth which includes new markets and applications, and other emerging areas for neutron imaging and radiation effects testing where Phoenix can continue to be an industry leader.

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Samantha Wenkman
CAD/PAD Imaging Account Executive

Sam is a customer-focused problem solver with strong leadership skills and a thorough understanding of Phoenix’s business operations. She manages relationships with new and existing clients, generates quotes & proposals, oversees financial operations, approves purchases and expenditures, and facilitates training programs. Sam supports the team by streamlining business activities with a positive attitude that has a big impact on productivity and customer satisfaction.

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Martin Wissink
Senior Applications Analyst

Martin develops new markets and applications for digital neutron imaging.

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Stephen Neel
Senior Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Neutron Radiography NDT Level II

Stephen receives POs from customers, makes the job packets and tray labels for the guys on the floor to get the day started, and works in the film viewing station reading film and signing certifications.

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Mike Giganti
NDT Engineer Responsible Level III

Neutron Radiography NDT Level III

Mike's responsibilities include writing and approving inspection technique sheets, training and certifying Phoenix NDT personnel, and viewing and certifying radiographs. As the technical lead for the Phoenix neutron radiography program, he works to ensure the process produces quality radiographs for Phoenix customers.

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Cal Bleiler
Customer Success Specialist

Cal plays a pivotal role in the seamless onboarding of customers, orchestrating the smooth shipping and receiving of parts, and maintaining clear communication channels for and enhanced customer service experience.

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Chris Grimm
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Chris operates and monitors the neutron system so employees can utilize the beam safely and efficiently. He also performs routine maintenance on Helga and the beamlines.

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Patrick Leonard
Operations Manager

Neutron Radiography NDT Level III

Patrick joined Phoenix in the summer of 2019 and has witnessed the progress from the very first images to full commercial operations and expansion. He is responsible for scheduling and executing high-quality services to Phoenix customers, as well as managing regulatory obligations, audits, and the production team.

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Stephen Sathre
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Neutron Radiography NDT Level I

Stephen's work consists of creating the paperwork from Salesforce for the jobs, making the gad labels, and setting up the parts for energetics and turbine blades. He also ships and receives explosives and turbine blades.

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Shaun Kingwill
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Neutron Radiography NDT Level I

Shaun is responsible for the organizing, labeling, and layout of customer parts to be processed and shot.

Career & internship opportunities

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