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Meet the Team

General Manager | SCWI

Jason Schmidt has been with Colorado Metallurgical Services since 2002. He has extensive experience in the fields of chemical composition analysis, mechanical performance testing, welding certification, metallography, and failure analysis. He is certified as a senior welding inspector by the American Welding Society (AWS). He also serves as a guest welding certifier for 27J School District. Jason holds Level II endorsements in PT, MT, and UT shear wave testing. 

Failure Analyst | Materials Engineer | CWI

Coming from the Reno/Tahoe area with an undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada (2013), Josh began his career at CMS in October 2014. He is well-versed in chemical and metallographic analyses and acts as CMS's lead failure analyst, as well as heading up our expansion efforts at our new location in Davenport, Iowa.

Metallurgical Technician

A Colorado Native, Kyle grew up in the Arvada area. He has over 12 years of metallurgical quality assurance. He is well-versed in nondestructive testing (CWI, Level II RT, ISSRP, Level II MT, & Level II PT), compliance, scheduling, customer reporting, procedure improvement, and code translation. Kyle returned to the CMS team in 2023.

Josh Martinez

Metallurgical Technician 

Josh Martinez joined the team at CMS in 2008 after being employed with CoorsTek in R&D. Josh has over 10 years of experience in specimen preparation for mechanical and metallurgical testing. 

Office Manager

Katie spent 22 years of her professional career as an educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico where she studied English Literature and American History, as well as licenses from the states of New Mexico and Colorado to teach K-12 Special Education and Gifted & Talented students. Endorsed in AP Language & Composition, Katie is an effective writer and manager.

Metallurgical Technician

Sommer comes to CMS with 18 years of business management in restaurant entrepreneurship and four years in glass management. She began her career at Coors Tek as a fire technician. A detail-oriented collaborator, Sommer is an effective team lead and project manager. 

Andria Ernst

Metallurgical Technician 

Coming from the mining industry, Andria's skills span from restoration to water treatment to carpentry. She is skilled in materials identification and specimen preparation for both mechanical and chemical testing. 

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