Chris Grachanen, Transcat's own Technical Director of Metrology was awarded the William A. Wildhack Award at the NCSLI Technical Workshop and Symposium. This award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of metrology and measurement science, consistent with the goals of NCSL International. Established in 1970 in honor and recognition of William A.Wildhack, a long-time employee of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mr. Wildhack was not only very instrumental in the founding of the NCSL International, but also, through his wisdom, his leadership, his dedication, and foresight, he helped shape the organization during its early formative years. This award has been previously awarded to David Packard and John M. Fluke.
Chris recently joined Transcat to help lead our expansion into the RF/EMI discipline as well as our overall metrology and education efforts. Prior to joining Transcat, Chris spent 17 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he was the Operations Manager/Distinguished Technologist. Chris is an ASQ Fellow and championed the creation of ASQ's Certified Calibration (CCT) program. Chris has worked with ASQ's MQD, NVLAP, NCSL International and NAPT on many metrology, education and certification efforts and duly recognized for these efforts with NCSL International's Education and Training Award. Chris has created several software programs, is a co-author of ASQ's Metrology Handbook as well as authoring over 100 metrology related articles. This year, he was awarded the 2017 Woodington Award for Metrology Lifetime Achievement.