CEO- Non-Destructive Academy of South Africa (NASA)

  • Person who has the biggest influence on your NDT career?
    Mike Shakinovsky a corporate Level III NDT consultant at Sikorsky and Charles Hellier, the founder of Hellier Technical and Training.

  • How did you begin your career in NDT?
    My career began with my transfer to The Corner House Laboratories after Crown Mines closed in 1971.

  • What are your current qualifications?
    ASNT NDT Level III: MT, PT, UT, RT, ET, VT.

  • Which Method do you enjoy most and why?
    Ultrasonic Testing – finding the unseen!

  • What Industries or Sectors have you been involved in?
    Rail, Aviation, Power Generation, Pipe-lines, General Fabrication, Oil & Gas, Well Drilling , Equipment Sales and Training.

  • What are your biggest challenges in NDT?
    Reliability and the integrity of people.

  • Most humorous NDT incident that you can remember?
    Getting stuck in the mud in a Landrover on a pipeline and having to be pulled out by a bulldozer.

  • Hope for the future?
    That emerging technologies become more affordable in order to be adopted by the industry.

  • A ‘must visit’ NDT website that you recommend and why you recommend it?
    There are many websites, all with useful information. It depends on what specific application you are looking at.