November 1, 2022 – Sargent & Lundy’s Thomas Vogan has been appointed senior vice president, an officer position, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Standards and Certification Sector by the ASME Board of Governors. As SVP of this sector, Vogan is the chair of the Council on Standards & Certification. It governs the development and maintenance of all ASME codes, standards, and guides as well as ASME certification activities.
Vogan joined Sargent & Lundy in 1989 and has held various roles in the firm’s nuclear and fossil power operations. Vogan is involved in various ASME activities, including serving as the current chair of ASME’s Board of Nuclear Codes & Standards.
ASME develops technical standards and is a globally recognized leader in providing consensus standards relating to mechanical engineering. For more than 100 years, ASME standards and related product certifications have formed an interlocking system based on:
- Safety Standards: A set of requirements developed by volunteer technical experts using an open and transparent consensus process.
- Product Certifications: A program built upon the safety standards wherein the quality systems of a manufacturer are assessed and certified based on the manufacturer's demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of an ASME standard.
- Certification Mark: A mark used by certified companies that is placed on manufactured items. The symbol is designed to provide users with a high degree of confidence the stamped items conform to established safety standards.
As a member of ASME, Sargent & Lundy is proud to positively impact the organization’s mission to advance engineering for the benefit of humanity and to become the premier resource for the global engineering community. The firm shares with ASME a commitment to safety, quality, and innovation, which helps reinforce its leadership position in the power industry. By leading ASME’s Standards and Certification Sector, Vogan will strongly represent both organizations with his extensive industry expertise.
Learn more about ASME Standards here.