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Official Announcement!
Alaska Technical is now a
Training Academy Instructor with

AKTech provides the following:
  Phased array and other AUT courses
  Specialized and internal company courses, as well as standard courses
  Non-exclusive in content and territory
  Manual OmniScan traning as well as encoded PA courses
  Auditable training
  Regular on course schedules will be announced
  Most updated course descriptions will be available
Alaska Technical will be advertising when our classes are available.
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Instructor Bio

Darrell W. Harris is presently a Quality Advisor for a Major project on the North Slope of Alaska.  Darrell’s past employment include 30 years in the Construction and Maintenance within the Petrochemical, Structural Steel and Power industry in the USA and overseas. These activities encompassed QA and QC positions with the Owner of the Facilities or Assets and Providers of Engineering, Construction and Inspection services. These positions have included Operations Manager, Director of Quality, QA Manager, QC Manager, New Technologies Manager, Corporate Level III, Project Manager, Supervisor, Instructor and Auditor. These positions have included small, medium and large organizations with up to 5,000 employees.

Darrell has specialized in oversight of challenging or complex projects. Trained and certified in many advanced Inspection and NDT techniques including both standard and unique applications. This experience has been shared during training as an instructor including NDT, Quality and Project Management Training classes.

Darrell has been a member of ASNT since 1987 and is a past chair and currently a director of the Alaska section of ASNT.  His national ASNT involvement includes service as National Director for 2 terms, Certification Management Council Past Chairman, Leak Testing Committee Past Chairman, Standards Development Committee past member and membership on the, SNT-TC-1A Review Committee, MFL Committee, and the Electromagnetic committee. 

His current certifications include: ASNT NDT Level III in UT, RT, MT, PT, ET, LT, VT, ML ASNT ACCP Professional Level III in MT, PT, RT, UT, VT, Past EN-473 NDT Level III in MT, PT, RT, UT, API-510, API-653, API-570, AWS-SCWI, ASQ-CQA, NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist, Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist for Pipelines, CIP Level III, IRCA QMS 2008 Auditor and PMI-PMP

Mr. Harris is also a member of NACE, AWS, Senior member of ASQ and PMI where he served as the President of the Alaska Section. Darrell was also recognized by ASNT and named a Fellow of the society in 2005 and Mentor award in 2011.

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Instructor Bio

BlosserDavid Blosser studied Business Administration (major) and Linguistics (minor) at Washington University in St. Louis, the Goethe Institut in Goettingen, Germany, the University of Phoenix, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

He began a career in Testing and Materials Evaluation in 1999 on the North Slope of Alaska, amassing Certifications to many National Standards including ASNT Level III, API 510/570/653/580, and AWS Certified Welding Inspector.  Having worked with many major oil and gas exploration companies (Conoco Phillips, BP, Chevron, Hilcorp Alaska), diving and salvage companies (Global Diving, American Marine), fabrication companies (Peak, ASRC, Northern Solutions, CH2MHILL), and Nondestructive Testing/Inspection companies (Acuren, Mistras, TEAM) along the way, he has secured a reputation among the most knowledgeable and reliable Mechanical Integrity/Quality Assurance Specialists in North America.

Currently, he owns and operates a private consulting, certifying, and training firm:

Alaska Technical Training and Kinetic Solutions team up at
ASNT Fall Conference in Charleston, SC

Marty Anderson and David Blosser   
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