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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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
Customer Success Manager

Sam is a customer-focused problem solver with strong leadership skills and a thorough understanding of Phoenix’s business operations. She manages daily customer needs and requests, oversees financial operations, approves purchases and expenditures, supports marketing and promoting the business, 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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Brad Bloomquist
Director of Business Development

Brad leads sales and business development efforts for neutron radiography systems and services with government and commercial entities around the globe.

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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 2

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

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
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Neutron Radiography NDT Level 1

Cal is responsible for fixturing, dark room operations, warehousing, and facility improvement projects.

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Ian Smith
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Neutron Radiography NDT Level 2

Ian fixtures both blades and energetics, processes films in the dark room, and occasionally operates the accelerator. He also acts as a Salesforce liaison, fixing minor technical problems and maintaining accurate documentation on jobs and QA processes.

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Chris Grimm
Non-Destructive Testing Technician

Neutron Radiography NDT Level 1

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 3

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 1

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 1

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

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