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Two New ASNT Sections Chartered at 23rd ASNT Research Symposium

8 April 2014

The ASNT Board of Directors approved two new section charters for on 27 March 2014 during a meeting at the 23rd ASNT Research Symposium in Minneapolis, MN. The sections chartered are the Atchafalaya Section in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the Acadiana Section in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The following members have been associated with the founding of the new sections:

Atchafalaya Section
Bruce A. Auguste
Kamleshk H. Panwala 
Edgar J. Casanova
James Pederson
Justin Eunice 
Raymond M. Ronquillo, Jr.
Monique Hibbs 
Trey Vicknair
William Lamperez 
Lance Wiebeck 
Acadiana Section
Richard Bodelon 
Steven Hicks
Timothy Borel 
Gabriel Hollier
Ethen Dupuis 
Jessica Mayo
Stephone Elam 
Damian Shaheen
John Forbis

The sections are being chartered "for the purpose of advancing scientific, engineering and technical knowledge in the field of nondestructive testing through education, research, and the compilation and dissemination of information useful to the individual and beneficial to the general public."

A banner and charter will be presented to the sections during their inaugural meetings.

ASNT members in the surrounding areas who don’t currently affiliate with a section are invited and encouraged to affiliate with the Atchafalaya or Acadiana Sections. 

Contact ASNT Member Services by e-mail ( or telephone (614.274.6003) to join the sections.

ASNT exists to create a safer world through the promotion of the NDT profession and the application of its technologies.