After a summer internship at Pacific Gas and Electric in 1980, David graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, with emphasis in Nondestructive Evaluation and Biomedical Engineering. Upon graduation, he returned to PGandE in 1981, beginning his career working in nuclear, fossil, hydroelectric and geothermal power generating facilities. As Corporate Level III for Kaiser Aluminum, he was able to lead several development programs in addition to Level III duties, including application of EMAT technology to inspection of on-mill, high temperature slab product and Acoustic Emission for monitoring aircraft plate stretching. While at General Dynamics – Fort Worth, he contributed to both the F16 and F22 programs, primarily dealing with the application of UT to the increasing use of composites in complex structures. For over 25 years, David worked at ATI Wah Chang, applying NDT to zirconium, hafnium, titanium and other refractory metals to applications in the nuclear, defense, aircraft, aerospace, chemical processing, and medical industries. He was responsible for the training, qualification, and certification of personnel at four different facilities, using UT, RT, ET, PT, and VT methods. Presently, David is an R & D Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. David has ASNT Level III certifications in UT, RT, ET, PT, MT, and VT, and has also been qualified as NAVSEA Examiner in UT, PT, and RT. David has been a member of ASTM since the mid-1980’s, and is currently Secretary of ASTM Subcommittee E07.06, Ultrasonics, and participates as a member of several other subcommittees. A member of ASNT since his student membership in 1980, he served as Chair of the Nonferrous Metals committee and the vice-Chair of the Los Alamos Section, he is a member of the Penetrating Radiation, Ultrasonics, Handbook Development, and SNT-TC-1A committees.