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ASNT Selects Inaugural Class for the RISE Leadership Development Program for NDT Professionals

20 August 2020

Columbus, Ohio, 20 August 2020: The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) is proud to introduce its inaugural class for the RISE Leadership Development Program for NDT Professionals. The class includes 21 NDT professionals from the United States, Spain, India, Trinidad, and Nigeria employed in advanced manufacturing, materials research, oil and gas, aerospace, energy, engineering, technical services, and higher education.

“We are excited to welcome this truly global community of professionals to the RISE program!” remarked ASNT Executive Director Neal Couture. “These outstanding individuals will embark on a 15-month journey which will help develop their skills as leaders and advance their careers in nondestructive testing.” Couture notes he expects RISE graduates will make significant positive impacts within their workplaces, their industries, and the global community. “We congratulate the inaugural class and look forward to watching them rise and lead the nondestructive testing community.”

The 2020 RISE class includes:

Ivan Castro (Spain), Les Crnkovic (United States), Prakash Gokulanandam (India), Juan Herrera (United States), Bruce Hunter (United States), Ogheneovo Idolor (United States), Andrew John (Nigeria), Cainwyn Leung (United States), Daniel Levine (United States), Joseph Maher (United States), Joshua McCumber (United States), Carmen Mejia (United States), Anadan Pari (India), Gytri Ramsumair (Trinidad), Debbie Segor (United States), Ruth Sunderman (United States), Stetson Watkins (United States), Brittany Winkler (United States), Allison Wright (United States), Tyler Young (United States), and Zhan Zhang (United States).

About RISE

RISE is an exclusive program designed to develop early-career NDT professionals into the future leaders of the NDT community. The program is aligned with ASNT’s mission to make the world a safer place through effective nondestructive testing, and provides 200 hours of personal and professional development in leadership, nondestructive testing, and the ASNT community through in-person classroom training, online learning modules, team projects, volunteering, and mentoring.

About ASNT

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, based in Columbus, Ohio, is an international technical society dedicated to making the world a safer place through effective nondestructive testing. With more than 21,000 members and certificate holders, ASNT is an effective advocate for the global nondestructive testing community, providing standards and certification credentials for the qualification of NDT personnel, as well as technical information and learning and networking opportunities.