Lyle K. Heberling – Executive Director

Graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Tiffin University. He worked extensively in the foundry industry before joining the ICRI staff in 2014 as Assistant Director.  Lyle is also a Certified Quality Engineer.  His areas of expertise include  melting operations and control (cupola and coreless induction), spectrometer operations, setup and ongoing validation, process improvement techniques including statistical evaluations and design of experiments.  Lyle is a member of the AFS Cupola Committee (8F), and ASTM A04.

ICRI is currently searching for a seasoned metallurgical engineer to fill this vacancy.  Candidates should possess a Bachelors or Masters degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science, have at least 15 years of experience in an iron foundry, have technical writing experience, be experienced and proficient with Microsoft Office, be willing to travel some and finally, be willing to locate to Columbus, Ohio.  If you are interested please contact us at with a resume. 

Staff Engineer – Vacant

Susan J. Lambert – Mgr., Member Services

Background includes seventeen years of employment at the Timken Company in an administrative, supervisory and technical capacity.  Susan came to ICRI in 1987 and is presently Manager, Member Services. Her areas of  expertise include metallography/photography, casting defect analysis, computer network administration, accounting, administrative functions, meeting planning, writing meeting reports, web design and implementation.