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Expert in Nondestructive Testing

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Georgia (GA)
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For over 50 years, Expert has been actively engaged in the technology of nondestructive testing. During that period, he has covered a wide range of industries and applications. His long-term affiliations with various technical societies have developed into a valuable source network. He is familiar with many major industries, including metalworking, shipbuilding, aerospace, and power plants.

nondestructive testing




X-ray nondestructive testing

With his extensive background in NDT and inspection, flaw detection is a natural and related attribute to Expert. He is familiar with all the major flaws, how they are caused, how to prevent them, how to identify them, and how they are related to product failure. He also wrote the chapter in the American Society for Metals MEI Home Study Program entitled "Interpretation and Classification of Indications."

flaw detection

Expert has over 50 years of applied uses of penetrant testing (PT), both visible and fluorescent. He is thoroughly familiar with the variables and most cost-effective uses, and has settled many disputes involving interpretation and proper uses of this method. He is also certified Level III in PT.

fluid penetrant testing

Expert has extensive in virtually all aspects of magnetic particle testing, including portable and fixed equipment systems, visible/fluorescent, interpretation of results, and how to use this method in the most cost-effective manner. He is also certified Level III in MT.

magnetic particle testing


magnetic testing

Being active in ASME, ASTM, AWS, and ASNT, Expert has maintained a current working knowledge of NDT codes and standards. He is frequently called upon to provide advice and assist in the interpretation of applicable codes and specifications.

radiography code


radiography standard


nondestructive testing standard


nondestructive testing code

With 50+ years of progressive experience in radiography, Expert has become a widely known and accepted source of expertise in this area. During this time, he has frequently been called upon to settle disputes regarding the interpretation of radiographs, sometimes involving litigation. He and another expert (pioneer) wrote the booklet, "Radiographic Interpretation." He is also a certified Level III in RT.

For over 50 years, Expert has been involved with virtually all aspects of ultrasonic testing, including contact, immersion, thickness testing, angle beam inspection of welds, tubing and pipe, corrosion detection, automated systems and imaging, for a wide range of materials and applications. He has settled disputes regarding interpretations as an independent third party. He is also certified Level III in UT.




ultrasonic testing

Expert has expertise in a wide range of applications, including materials sorting, conductivity measurements, permeability variations, part sorting based on size, heat treat condition, and alloy variation. He is also proficient in coating and film thickness measurements, and tubing inspection (condenser, air conditioning, steam generator).

eddy-current testing

Expert has been active in this area since the early 1960s, and has been a strong advocate and leader in the pursuit of centralized certification for NDT personnel, both nationally and internationally.

nondestructive-testing personnel certification

Visual testing (VT), the world's oldest NDT, is becoming very sophisticated. Expert has had a long and varied exposure to visual testing of welds and other products using conventional methods, as well as fiber optic boroscopes, miniature television cameras, imaging chips, and others. On many occasions, he has proven that a good visual inspection program can result in extensive cost savings. He is also certified Level III in VT.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  Knoxville, Tennessee;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Often requested
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Nondestructive Testing including Radiography, Ultrasonic,...
Machine Vision, Image Processing, Optics, Illumination, and...
X-Ray Imaging
Engineering Analysis and Modeling

Year   Subject   Institution  
1965   Mechanical Engineering courses   Norwich State Technical  
1962   Metallurgy courses   Temple University  
1960   Business Management courses   Penn State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to





Principle/Vice President


He provides technical expert services and presents management seminars. NDT Classroom develops and markets online training courses on the subjects of NDT and Inspection. He continues to provide expert witness services.

1995 to 1998


Expert Associates, Inc.


Technical Training and Consulting


Chairman, Board of Directors/General Manager


Overall responsibility for company operations and management. Also provided NDT consulting and qualification services in addition to presenting seminars on NDT, QA, Management and related subjects. (Note: Expert Associates was acquired by Rockwood Industrial Services in July, 1998). He left in 2011 to start The Summit Group.

1986 to 1995


Expert Associates, Inc.





Founder and CEO of HAI which grew from a single location providing NDT training and consulting to three training institutes.

1983 to 1986


Brand Examination Services and Testing



Vice President


Operational responsibility and developed new business.

1977 to 1983


Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company



General Manager


1973 to 1977


Nondestructive Test Engineering Company





1967 to 1971


Sperry Products Division, Automation Industries



Regional Manager


1962 to 1967


General Dynamics



Nondestructive Test Engineering Supervisor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is well known and widely published in the Nondestructive Testing field. He is a member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners (Fellow), the American Welding Society, the American Society of Metals (Lifetime Member), ASME, ASTM, a Lifetime Member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing and Fellow, and Lifetime Member of the NDT Management Association (NDTMA).


He is a Registered Professional Engineer, and a Board Certified Forensic Examiner. He is also certified in the following: Penetrant Testing - Level III, Magnetic Particle Testing - Level III, Ultrasonic Testing - Level III, Radiographic Testing - Level III, and Visual Testing - Level III.

Professional Appointments

He is past National President of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing and remains active in the Society. He has held several other posts in ASNT including Chair of the National Educational Council, Member of the Ad Hoc Select Committee on Level III Certification Requirements, member of the Personnel Training and Certification Committee/National Certification Board, and Chair of the National Board of Directors. He is past National President of the Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA).


Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Recipient (1999) ASNT, Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Award, (1992) ASNT, Mehl Honor Lecturer (1986) ASNT, Rockwell Honor Lecturer (1984) ASM, Tutorial Citation (1982) ASNT, National Mentoring Award (2005) ASNT

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published many papers in the field and has co-authored the ASM/ASNT course "Fundamentals of Nondestructive Testing" and Section VIII, "Radiography Interpretation" of the Nondestructive Testing Handbook on Radiography and Radiation Testing. He is the author of "The Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation", First and Second Editions McGraw Hill, Publ.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, McGraw-Hill,  
 - Materials Evaluation  
 - Welding Journal  
 - Nondestructive Testing Handbook  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Involved with the Radiographic Testing disputes on Alaska Pipeline. Called upon to provide his evaluation of a number of radiographs that were falsified.
  • Provided ongoing on-call consulting services to USBI at the Kennedy Space Center and assisted in the resolution of various inspection problems.
  • Worked as an on-call consultant to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regarding disputes dealing with various certificating of ships and related matters.
  • Provided ongoing NDT consulting services to various State Transpotation Departments dealing with structures and structural members.
  • Currently providing consulting services to various U.S. Government groups dealing with inspection and Nondestructive Testing.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Ultrasonic weld testing expert for consulting on UT examination of O-let branch welds.
  • Expert in ASNT level III for consulting on Level III liquid pet source inspection.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert acts as an independent third-party problem solver and frequently is called upon as an expert witness in product liability cases and other forms of litigation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in nondestructive testing on a construction case.
  • Expert to review previously performed NDE examination (RT) of welds in construction litigation.
  • Asnt expert for consulting on ANST.
  • Expert in non-destructive testing for consulting on fluorescent die penetrate techniques and x-ray interpretation used for jet engines.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Summary
2003 to 2008   Provided consulting services for various companies and agencies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Germany,Italy and other counties
to   On-going. Training and certification services have been provided in: Germany, Japan, Taiwan, South Africa, Scotland, Canada, Brazil, Argentina,England, etc.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert, a Division of Rockwood Industrial Services, provides training courses in NDT methods, welding processes, and related subjects. It also offers a wide range of independent outside agency services for the certification of NDT personnel. Expert has also developed the Technology Videotape Training series including courses on Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current Techniques, and the 10-tape series entitled, "Fundamentals of Nondestructive Testing." He has also authored the "Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation", first and second editions published by McGraw-Hill.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of nondestructive testing equipment and supplies, nondestructive testing technical services and labs.

He has access to the following resources: extensive experience, extensive personal contacts, and a resource guide library.

Other Skills and Services

Over the past 40 years, Expert has been called upon by large and small organizations to settle disputes of a technical nature between two or more parties who disagree.


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