MEET THE COUNCIL
Keith started his NDT career in 1999 while he was still serving in the South African Air Force. He then founded his own inspection company and has successfully worked in various sectors for more than a decade.
As the current President of SAINT and with the help of his invaluable team, Keith’s ambition is to provide all members in this dynamic industry with a reputable and dependable Institute that everybody can be proud of. He is confident that this will be achieved with the valuable buy-in and support of all individuals – directly and indirectly – involved in the South African NDT fraternity.
Keith holds qualifications in ASNT Level 3 in Penetrant Testing (PT) and Magnetic Particle (MT) and American Central Certification Program (ACCP) Professional Level III – Magnetic Particle (MT).
Manfred got involved in NDT in 1980 where it was included in his curriculum of his tertiary education. He joined SAINT in 1981 and has served as President for several terms.
In 1989 Manfred joined Eskom Engineering Investigations (EI) as Head of the NDT Department. From 1991 he headed up the Department for Mechanised Inspection.
Since 2006 Manfred has been employed at CSIR, where he is involved in establishing capabilities for the inspection of composite materials, laser welding and additive manufacturing.
Manfred holds a National Diploma and National Higher Diploma in Physical Metallurgy from the Pretoria Technikon.
Bio coming soon.
Harold’s career in NDT started in 1994 at Eskom as a graduate in training. During 2004 he moved to the African NDT Centre in Pretoria, where he was the NDT Training and General Industry Services Manager for three years. He joined Automated Electronic Solutions during 2008 as a co-member. Towards the end of 2008 he started his own company in NDT engineering.
His vision is to establish, maintain and continuously improve a unified NDT training, qualification and certification system based on:
- Basic qualifications and certifications
- Structured in-service mentoring and company authorisation
- End-user approval
- A continuous development programme for all South African and African NDT personnel
It is his belief that this will result in an effective and value-added service to engineering.
Harold is a member of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) -Group as Systems and Quality Manager and the Vice Chairman of the International Committee for Non-Destructive Testing (ICNDT) – Executive Council (ICEC).
Harold holds a B.Sc.Hons. Solid State Physics and NDT qualifications – Level 3.
Garth started his NDT career in 1978, re-mustering from airframe fitter to NDT inspector and completed his initial training for Ultrasonic and Radiography at the Pretoria Technikon and the other 3 primary methods internally in the Rhodesian Air Force. In 1980 he joined Atlas Aircraft Corporation’s NDT Department, completing his academic training under Eric Guest at the School of Allied Non Destructive Examination (SANDE) in Johannesburg and specific training in-house and with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEM). He progressed from Level 2 to Level 3 (NAS 410) in 5 methods receiving delegated Level 3 responsibility from numerous OEMs, including Rolls Royce, Augusta Westland and Airbus.
After early retirement from Denel in 2011 he is now the Quality Representative for SANDE and runs a small NDT and Quality advisory business.
Garth is the current Chairman of the Southern Africa section of ASNT and a co-opted member of SAINT Council, with a passion to improve competency of NDT personnel in South Africa.
Robin’s involvement with NDT started in 1976 as Secretary to Alain Clavier who was the Manager of Sales of Non-Destructive Testing equipment. In 1988, she became the Secretary to the Institute on a part-time basis.
She has enjoyed some wonderful years with SAINT, a highlight of which was being involved on the Steering Committee of the World Conference 2012 and seeing what a great event it turned out to be.
Robin is now semi-retired and works on the SAINT Professional Body for NDT which provides an interesting challenge in addition to her SAINT duties
Bio and pic to follow.