Meet the candidates for General Director ASNT 2023


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Inspenet, March 31, 2023

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is the world’s largest technical society for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) professionals.

In accordance with ASNT Policy G-01 on Nominations and Elections, the Board of Directors approved the Leadership Development Committee’s recommended list of General Director candidates for inclusion on the Board’s ballot.

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As of March 15, 2023, all voting members of the Society will have received an email from Intelliscan, Inc. with instructions and a link to vote online.

The voting period will remain open from March 15, 2023 until 23:59:59 ET on April 15, 2023.

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Meet the candidates for General Director ASNT 2023

Meet the candidates

Anita Gregorian

Anita Gregorian earned an MS in Materials Engineering from California State University Northridge. His studies focused on corrosion and vapor phase inhibitors in pipelines and other industrial structures. Immediately after graduation, he joined the Non-Destructive Testing team at The Aerospace Corporation, based in the Los Angeles area, where he was responsible for technical supervision of space missions for military, civilian and commercial clients. Your position at The Aerospace Corporation requires knowledge and experience in materials, physics, and Non-Destructive Testing to deliver mission-critical solutions.

brian mckenna

Brian J. McKenna graduated from the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in 1998 and moved up to Level II of MT, PT, UT, and RT. He spent several years of his career in the construction industry, working in California, Alaska, and even some time in the Middle East. In December 1998, McKenna founded Engineering & Inspections in Hawaii, which began with three employees and grew to 18 full-time employees. In January 2007, the company opened its Pennsylvania office with three employees, growing to 75 employees prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2022, the company opened operations in Tulsa with six employees. Engineering & Inspections International offers all basic NDE services along with Computed Radiography, Digital Radiography, Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing and Automated Ultrasonic Testing.

Darcy Corcoran

Darcy Corcoran is the Director of the National Training Society of the Quality Control Council of Canada (QCCC), with three non-destructive testing and training facilities across Canada. Prior to joining the QCCC in 2016, he was chair of the Materials Engineering Technology Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology for 13 years and an NDT instructor for six years. Corcoran is currently Chairman of Subcommittee 7 of ISO Technical Committee 135, Chairman of the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) NDT Schemes Committee, and Vice Chairman of the NRCan NDT Advisory Committee.

david alleyne

Dr. David Alleyne is the Managing Director of Guided Ultrasonics Limited (GUL), a spin-off of Imperial College’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. He co-founded the company in 1999 with products based on his founding research. Since 1999, it has driven the adoption of Guided Wave (GW) testing technology around the world to the point that it is now an important and growing part of the NDT and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) market. GUL exports most of its products and services. Under Alleyne’s leadership, GUL has been instrumental in creating the GW methodology and industry codes and standards, as well as all levels of associated professional engineering certifications, which have been crucial to the growth of the market.

Joshua of Monbrun

Joshua de Monbrun, CEng, is a Commercial Diving Supervisor, Underwater Engineer, and ASNT NDT Level III in ET, MT, PT, RT, UT, and VT, and holds an Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel certification in Gamma and X-Ray He began his nondestructive testing career in the United States Air Force in 2001, after which he joined the United States Army. After separating from the military, he attended Divers Institute of Technology’s civilian commercial diver training course in 2009, and went on to earn a degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Since then, de Monbrun has focused his combined engineering, diving, welding and NDT experience on integrating advanced utility inspection techniques for subsea and surface applications, including automation and robotics.

kathy ferguson

Kathy Ferguson is a materials engineer who has spent her career working in the NDT field. Ferguson joined Boeing in 2008, where his extensive experience in NDT, failure analysis, and materials selection enabled him to support multiple aircraft programs, including the F-22, 787, 737, 777X, P-8, and the 767 Tanker. She has been a role model and mentor to students and colleagues in the NDT field throughout her career. Ferguson has received numerous awards for his technical achievements, including the Boeing Meritorious Invention Award, and is currently the holder of five US patents in various technologies.

satish udpa

Satish S. Udpa is Michigan State University (MSU) Distinguished Professor and Director of Campus Mobility. Before returning to his current role in October 2019, he held numerous administrative positions at MSU, including acting president, executive vice president of Administration, dean of the College of Engineering, and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Michigan State University is a leading land-grant university with an enrollment of more than 50,000 students and more than 12,000 faculty and staff. He was also Chairman of the Michigan State University Foundation. Dr. Udpa was the Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and a faculty member at Colorado State University before joining Michigan State University in 2001.

wade jenstead

Wade Jenstead began his career in 1992 after attending Hutchinson Technical College (now Ridgewater College). The applied science program provided him with training in all NDT disciplines, as well as welding and metalworking. Jenstead was an active member of ASNT’s Minnesota Student Section. During his early years in the industry, he was also active in ASNT chapters throughout the Southeast as a Territory Salesperson. He was fortunate to be mentored by several members during those years.

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