Clyde W. May is an ASNT NDT Level III in PT, MT, RT, and UT. He is currently employed by Varex Industrial Imaging, where he serves as president of their VMI business unit for industrial imaging solutions. Since joining the NDT field in 1978 as a humble trainee in the quality department of a large self-performing boiler construction company, May has steadily developed his practical, technical, and business acumen from commercial testing labs such as Huntington Testing, Cooperheat-MQS, Code Services, and Mistras Group to NDE technology and equipment OEMs such as VMI and Varex Industrial Imaging. These engagements have resulted in 42 years of participation within the NDT industry.
In addition to his current ASNT NDT Level III certifications, May has held previous certificates from the American Petroleum Institute as an API 570, 510, and 653 Inspector. He also has held the American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector and Senior Certified Welding Inspector certificates. In addition to spending more than 30 years as a hands-on NDE practitioner and radiation safety officer, May has held numerous Principal Level III and corporate management positions.
May has maintained nearly 40 years of membership with ASNT, providing numerous papers and presentations at both local and national Society meetings. He is also a voting member of several ASTM E07 committees, as well as API 1104 subcommittees on radiography and NDT. May is also actively involved in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, currently serving as a member of the Section V Standard Committee, as well as a member of the working groups for radiography and ultrasonics, vice chair of the subgroup for surface examination, chair of the working group for computed tomography, chair of the subgroup for volumetric examination, and member of the subgroup for general requirements.