Steve Udvardy to Retire

Stephen (Steve) Udvardy, NADCA President, has decided to retire this year after a 44-year career. Having joined in 1996, Steve has spent 27 years with NADCA, serving the past 6 years as President, and the prior 21 years as Director of Research, Education & Technology. As president, Steve reports to the NADCA Board of Governors, and is responsible for all functions and activities of the Association. As Director of Research, Education & Technology, he was responsible for the R&D Program, various technology efforts, and the Education Program. In 2015, Steve was the recipient of the Nyselius Award, the industry's award for significant technical accomplishment.

Before joining NADCA, Steve spent two years as Vice President of Engineering & Technology at Teledyne Casting Service in LaPorte, Indiana, which was a producer of large gray and ductile iron castings for various end markets.

Steve started his career at Bendix Aerospace, which became AlliedSignal and subsequently Honeywell, where he spent 15 years in various roles including Failure Analyst, Materials & Process Engineer, and Manager of the Materials & Processes Group and Materials Laboratory. The business unit manufactures wheels, brakes, and landing gear components for commercial and military aircraft.

Steve holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science from the University of Notre Dame.

In his retirement, Steve plans to spend more time with his family and hobbies. Steve has a wife, three children, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include music, cooking, and handiwork.

The planned retirement date is October 31, 2023. An announcement on NADCA’s future leadership will be made in the near future.