Curtis, with his wife Boonlai are grateful children of God, who love blessing the world around them as they develop their talents. The name White Horse was chosen because the proverbial savior of the day rides in on a white horse. They are devoted servants helping each other, their friends, and customers as needs arise. Boonlai is a superb Thai cook, and Curtis helps people check gasses in metals.
At 5 years old, first demonstrated his technical interest by taking his toys apart as soon as he got them, to see what made them work (his parents were NOT happy). Soon he was known for being able to fix things.
At 12 years old, he was such a popular guest at the local TV repair shop, they offered him his first job fixing TVs on Saturdays to help support his electronics hobby.
Wanting an accelerated path for his science education, he began skipping 'the boring classes' at school and dove head-long into studying all things technical at the university library. He dropped out of school, and later took the GED test, scoring in the 97th percentile.
Curtis worked as an avionics service engineer and took responsibility for projects that developed his engineering skills for electronic design, packaging and production.
Curtis designed test equipment for the Galileo space probe.
Curtis answered a call to provide maintenance and repairs on LECO interstitial gas analyzers, and was well-received as he opened White Horse Technical Services (WHTS).
By request, Curtis researched and developed a process to manufacture reference material raw lots for hydrogen content in titanium. He then commissioned White Horse Reference Materials, a new division of White Horse Technical Services to produce [in accordance with ISO Reference Material Provider Guide 34 (now ISO 17034)] lots of material suitable for high-grade reference materials. This enabled him to introduce onto the marketplace the highest grade of hydrogen-in-titanium Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) ever made.
Curtis accepted an invitation to become an active member of ASTM's committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials. He actively assists the comittee to prepare, evaluate, and issue test methods, practices, guides, and terminology for chemical analysis of metals, and other practices including interlaboratory testing and statistical evaluation (E11) on Quality and Statistics.
NIST, the United States government National Metrological Institute, chose White Horse Reference Materials' superior quality materials for their hydrogen-in-titanium Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for world-wide distribution.
NIST Brought their first high precision hydrogen-in-titanium pin SRM to the market to replace the chip SRM material they offered previously (NIST SRM2453a, @ 126.8 +/- 2.5 mg/kg), made by WHRM. White Horse Reference Materials receved world-wide recognition for the production of premium reference materials.
WHTS produced three commonly requested values:
WHRM-TJa @ H:131 +/- 3.3 mg/kg
WHRM-THa @ H:88.4 +/- 1.3 mg/kg
WHRM-TMa @ H:216.2 +/- 2.5 mg/kg
WHRM produced an ultra-low RM and three commonly requested values:
WHRM-TBa @ 1.8 +/- 0.5 mg/kg
WHRM-TJa @ 131 +/- 3 mg/kg
WHRM-THa @ 88.4 +/- 1.3 mg/kg
WHRM-TMa @ 216.2 +/- 2.5 mg/kg
By request, WHRM produced two Process Control Standard iRMs:
WHRM-TRHHa @ 88 s = 0.67 mg/kg
WHRM-TMa @ 216 s=0.74 mg/kg
Ultra-low Hydrogen (<2mg/kg)?
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