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 of risk-based engineering assessments for several clients across the world. With the ever-evolving power industry, Mr. Ruchte has been at the forefront of many industry issues with a focus on natural-gas fired combined cycle facilities and has extensive experience with problematic Grade 91 material. Mr. Ruchte graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Materials Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer (Metallurgical) in the state of Texas. He currently resides at SI’s Materials Science Center in Austin, TX.