Our Popular Lunch & Learn Program Is Now Available Online!

We will send you lunch or (breakfast) before you log on to this interactive event. You will learn from our staff of experts who have decades of experience in metal surface finish processes. Let them answer your specific application questions!

Topics include:

  • Definitions of Passivation and Rouge
  • The effect of surface fabrication techniques on the passive oxide layer
  • Examination of corrosive conditions and methods for mitigation and remediation
  • Measurement of rouge in critical utilities and methods for tracking and trending
  • Biofilm eradication strategies
  • The benefits of Electropolishing and its ability to enhance the cleanability of stainless steel

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Meet Our Experts

JEFF WASSENAAR Passivation & Corrosion

As Vice President of Sales, Jeff oversees Astro Pak’s Field and Cleanroom sales departments and serves as a member of the company’s Senior Leadership team.  He enjoys the opportunity to lead, mentor and develop strong teams.  Prior to joining Astro Pak in 2008, Jeff worked in the Semiconductor, Construction and Metals Industries.  With over 30 years of experience in the high purity sector, Jeff provides expert guidance to his staff and clientele when tackling challenging projects.  Jeff also leads Astro Pak’s popular Lunch & Learn technical program, whose goal is to educate the industry about Passivation, Derouging and other Surface Finish topics.  He has become well known and respected for his ability to engage audiences on complex technical concepts, making them relatable and easier to understand.  Over the years, he has had the honor and pleasure of serving on various non-profit boards.

DARYL L. ROLL P.E. Metallurgy & Surface Chemistry

Astro Pak Consultant, Daryl serves as the primary senior technical advisor for corrosion, surface chemistry and stainless steel Passivation. With over 40 years of experience in chemical processing, Daryl has been published in MICRO, UltraPure Water Journal and Chemical Engineering for his papers on passivation and rouge control. He is a participant on the ASME BPE Subcommittees for Surface Finish and Materials of Construction requirements and a leading contributor for the Rouge and Passivation Task Groups. Daryl holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Earth Science from the California State University of Fullerton and a Professional Engineer’s license from the State of California.

CHRIS CONNOR Chemical Cleaning & Metal Finishing

Chris Conner is Astro Pak’s Technical Sales Manager for the Great Lakes region. In his 13 years with the company, this Butler University graduate has also served as a Project Leader as well as in the Professional Services Group. Additionally, he is on the teaching staff for our Project Leader Training Program. The broad, multifaceted experience acquired from having served in sales, operational and training capacities makes Mr. Conner an invaluable resource to our clientele as he partners with them to develop custom-tailored chemical cleaning and metal finishing solutions to address their specific needs.

JORDAN SCHAECHER Construction Science & Engineering

Jordan Schaecher is currently the Regional Technical Sales Manager for Astro Pak. He serves as the primary contact for all services needed within the Midwest territory. With over 15 years of experience in construction management, Jordan serves as a key advisor and resource for our customers as they tackle any high purity chemical cleaning and metal finishing projects within the Midwest. Jordan is a board member for the International Ozone Association as well as the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers. He holds a B.A. in Construction Science and Engineering from Kansas State University.

ROBERT SCHUCK Oxygen Cleaning & Bioburden Remediation

Robert Schuck is currently the Sr. Technical Sales Manager for the Southwest region.   With over 10 years at Astro Pak and former employment in Pharmaceutical sales, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge in Precision Cleaning, Passivation, Cleaning for Oxygen Service, and Bioburden Remediation.  His expertise in these areas have proven to be invaluable to both internal and external customers, addressing immediate needs along with achieving long term goals.  Robert plays a leading role in the development of Astro Pak’s Lunch & Learn technical training program. He is also known for his servant leadership approach and desire to meet then exceed expectations, earning him the status of a trusted advisor amongst his colleagues and customers.