New ASME President

Erler Begins Term as ASME’s 139th President


Bryan A. Erler, P.E., a nuclear power industry expert, has become the 139th president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Erler’s one-year term began July 1.

An ASME member since 1991, Erler brings more than 45 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, recently retiring as president of Erler Engineering, Ltd., where he was a consultant to the power industry. He also served in leadership roles in the design of electric power plants as an owner and senior vice president of Sargent & Lundy.

Erler has held a number of leadership positions with ASME, including as a member of the Society’s Board of Governors, as a member of several ASME codes and standards committees, including as vice president of ASME’s Nuclear Codes & Standards and past chair of the Board of Nuclear Codes and Standards, and as chair of ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section III, Division 2. He also served as the Society’s secretary/treasurer.

Erler earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University.