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.