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As manager, Dilks oversees first-shift and second-shift staffing, processing of orders, department audits and all other materials testing operations in Chemistry and Metallography. The Chemistry Lab provides corrosion testing and chemical analysis including material characterization, trace element analysis, salt spray testing, humidity testing, wet chemistry and positive material identification (PMI) services. A variety of metallurgical analysis services such as microscopic, macroscopic and microhardness examinations, failure analysis, scanning electron microscopy and digital imaging are performed in the Metallography Lab at LTI.
Dilks has been with LTI for 23 years performing chemical analysis and testing services, while holding positions of increasing responsibility in the Chemistry Laboratory. His most recent position was chemistry supervisor for the past seven years. He holds a B.A. degree in Biology from LaSalle University.