Association of Rural Electric Generating Cooperatives Conference (AREGC)

Senior Associate, Matt Freeman, and Engineering Consultant, Ben Ruchte, of our Fossil Division will be exhibiting in booth #37 at the Association of Rural Electric Generating Cooperatives Conference, June 23 -26 at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, in Point Clear, AL.  Ben will present on the topic of Seam-Welded Pipe Assessment and Inspection Methodology, Wednesday, June 26th at 8:00 am.  With over nine years of working in the power industry, Ben offers an extensive amount of knowledge and hands-on experience with asset management.

Matt Freeman has over 30 years of experience in the power industry and has been overseeing the strategic business development for Structural Integrity for 5 years.  His focus has been increasing safety and reliability of power generating equipment including high energy piping, boilers, HRSG’s, steam and wind turbines.

The AREGC conference is a national event that offers operators, maintenance, and engineering personnel the opportunity to strengthen their skills and education to enhance the effectiveness of electric generating cooperatives.  We look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders through the expansion of knowledge and vision for new practices in directing the future of organizations nationwide.

Structural Integrity Attendees
Ben Ruchte


Mr. Ruchte's 9+ years working in the power industry has gained him extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with stationary equipment asset management. As a consulting engineer, he has managed laboratory failure analyses, on-site NDE inspections, and a variety

Matt Freeman

Senior Associate

Matt Freeman has worked in the power industry for 30 years, applying his mechanical engineering knowledge in the areas of risk assessment, simulation, and data management.  Over his career he has held roles in consulting, project management, product


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