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Current Events

This page summarizes past and future events either sponsored entirely by the Pacific Northwest section, co-hosted with other organizations or by other orgaizations such as ASME, AWS, SME, and ASNT ISC.

Coming Events

ASNT events including:

2021 ASNT Fall Conference

Industry Events from NDTNow

Past Events

ASNT Rewind - a recap of past events offered by ASNT ISC

Link to NDTnow's Podcasts We've Got Your Six here to view the Podcasts listed below. as Host Marybeth Miceli interviews NDT Profesionals.
Interviewee Date & Length Description
Chuck Hellier 08/22/2020
44.5 min
Chuck Hellier talks about his journey in the NDT industry and, as always, gives some valuable advice.
Flynn Spears 08/03/2020
27 min
ASNT Secretary/Treasurer Candidate Flynn Spears talks about how he got into NDT, some challenges along the way, and advice for younger NDTers for their career.
Dave Bajula 07/21/2020
27 min
GAIN - H.E.A.R.T. professional development and leadership in the NDT Industry.
Justin Lehmann 07/06/2020
27 min
Justin Lehmann of NDT Level 3 Partners ( talks about some Level III career paths.
Toni Bailey 06/24/2020
37 min
Level III and aviation specialist Toni Bailey to talk about how she got into NDT and where she sees the industry going. Toni is an industry leader and a dynamic speaker and instructor.
Kenneth Bailey 05/21/2020
15 min
This month we site with Kenneth Bailey from TB3 NDT Consulting to talk about financial health in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.
Albert Martinez 05/21/2020
10 min
Questions from technicians to Albert Martinez, President of ARGOS NDT on becoming a Level III.
Danny Keck 05/05/2020
18 min
Interview with Danny Keck, renowned industry veteran and current Secretary/Treasurer of ASNT. Hear how Danny got into NDT, his advice for newbies, and where he sees the industry headed.
​Other Industry Podcasts available at NDTnow! include the following:
  • NDT Talk - 8 episodes by various contributers and various companies
  • ASNT Podcast - 4 episodes by various contributers and various companies
  • NDE 4.0 Podcast by Floodlight Software
  • NDT Video Library on Youtube
  • Coffee Break with Eddyfi
  • NACE’s Podcasts
2020 ASNT Fall CONFERENCE - all VIRTUAL - Nov. 09-12, 2020 at Disney's Coronado Springs from Orlando FL

Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar

This event was canceled due to an abundance of caution surrounding the Corana virus, respect for attendees health and safety, and guidelines from the Dept. of Health.

Photos from the 2018 and 2019 Annual Fall Conferences available here
Photos from the 2017 Annual Fall Conferences available here

A brief summary of the following events is presented by choosing the text underneath an event and scrolling through.

Golf Extravaganza - June 15, 2019

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Twenty-four golfers enjoyed a memorable day in the sun with their father, friends, relatives and course wildlife. After 18 holes on a course that received many comments of what a great course it was. A BBQ of chicken breasts, ribs, baked beans, and corn on the cob was enjoyed with delicous cole slaw. After an 18-hole adventure the BBQ and announcment of various winners and a raffle was hosted.
  • 1st Place Team Zetec (Kevin Newell, Scott Tromba, Jerry Park, Doug Taylor)
  • 2nd Place Team Thorp (Dylan Thorp, S. Thorp, J. Sundby, C Sundby)
  • 3rd Place Team Boeing (Gary Georgeson, Nathaniel Georgeson, Mitch Koch, EM Jones)
  • 4th Place Team Exner (Nikki Exner, Andrew Exner, Julie Exner, Carl Exner)
  • also having a good time:
  • Team Ferguson (Kathy Ferguson, David Ferguson, Tyler Young, Pete Torelli)
  • Team Sherwin (Arnold Marquez, Brenda Collins, Flynn Spears, Chris Maraschky)

  • Men’s Longest Drive (Jerry Park)
  • Men’s Closest to The Pin (Jerry Park)

  • There were no Women’s Longest Drive or Closest to The Pin.

This great outing was made possible in part by our wonderful sponsors:
  • MPM - Platnum sponsor level
  • TED (Test Equipment Distributors) - Gold sponsor level
  • Sherwin Incorporated - Gold sponsor level
  • ZETEC - Gold sponsor level
  • Matec Instrument Companies - Silver sponsor level
  • PH Tools - Silver sponsor level

Collage of the day

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A hearty thank you to these Golf Scramble 2019 sponsors for helping raise monies for Student Scholarships

sponsors on holes

Joint ASNT/AWS/SME meeting & Officer Nominations - May 2, 2019
Click here for a summary & photo review of the 'ASNT, AWS & SME JOINT MEETING'

4th Composites Topical Conference a Huge Success!

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The Pacific Northwest ASNT Section co-hosted, yet again, another successful topical on NDT of Composites. Held in odd numbered years, this was the fourth time this very informative and well attended event has been held. The event moved back to downtown Seattle this year at the Motif Hotel. NDT managers, researchers, developers, technician practitioners, and students from various composite industry sectors, throughout the world, came for this richly informative two day topical. The attendees were treated to very robust speaker sessions over both full days, and during the breaks, and one evening, several key NDT technology vendors exhibited their advanced NDT solutions for inspecting composite structures.
This event focused on the ever-expanding use of composite materials across several key industries including Energy, Automotive, Aerospace, and Research. NDT of Composites serves to share knowledge and research on existing and developing methods of NDT for composite materials and fabrication techniques. There were in excess of 100 diverse composite industry participants who made this conference extremely interesting, relevant and educational, as well as a very enjoyable time for all.
The current ASNT president, Mr. Scott Cargill of Mistras Group, Inc. was the Keynote Speaker on Wednesday. Mr. Cargill presented information on the growth of ASNT on the international stage and how that growth can be sustained. That growth starts and ends with you, the prospective member and members of ASNT.
The Pacific NW Section program committee of Dr. Gary Georgeson, Flynn Spears, and Kathy Ferguson along with the ISC Conference staff of Barry Schieferstein, Ruth Staat and Alicia LeMaster all combined to, once again, put on a great event.

Recognition of Dr. Richard Bossi's years of service to ASNT and NDT

Richard Bossi (l) receives token of appreciation from Chairperson of the Board David Mandina
During ASNT's 2019 Fall Conference Annual Business Meeting, the ASNT Board of Directors recognized Richard H. Bossi, Ph.D., outgoing chair of the Handbook Development Committee and technical editor of ‘Materials Evaluation’, for his many years of service to ASNT and the nondestructive testing community. Bossi is an internationally recognized expert with over 45 years of experience in NDT working on research in support of the nuclear, petrochemical, and aerospace industries. A member of ASNT since 1973, Bossi has been the author/co-author of numerous papers, publications, presentations, book chapters, and patents in the NDT field. He has been a contributor, reviewer, and technical editor for several volumes of ASNT’s ‘Nondestructive Testing Handbook’, including the newly published fourth edition of ‘Vol. 3:’Radiographic Testing, and he has served as the technical editor of ‘Materials Evaluation’ since January 2012.
In addition to the Handbook Development Committee and the ‘Materials Evaluation’ Committee, Bossi has been a member of the Penetrating Radiation Committee and the Aerospace Committee, and a member of the Research Council since 1977. Bossi was awarded the Mentoring Award in 2019 and the Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence in 2013. He became an ASNT Fellow in 1992 and was the Mehl Honor lecturer in 2017.

Tenure for ex-Boeing employee at CPTC

CPTC Nondestructive Testing instructor Charles Musson (second from left-retired in 2019) with his tenure committee and CPTC President Dr. Joyce Loveday after receiving tenure.
The Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees capped its July meeting by awarding tenure to CPTC Nondestructive Testing instructor Charles Musson.
Musson has worked in nondestructive testing since 1976. He began his time in the aerospace industry with stints at National Airmotive Corporation in Oakland, California, and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California, in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. He spent 10 years at Aerojet Corporation in Folson, California, before moving to Washington to work for Boeing in 1990.
Musson remained at Boeing until 2014, at which point he began teaching at CPTC’s South Hill Campus. His job duties throughout his professional career included a broad spectrum of responsibilities from Level I and II inspections in Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Eddy Current Testing, Ultrasonic Inspection and Radiographic Inspection. At Boeing, he worked with Level III evaluations in both film radiography and digital radiography.
“Nondestructive Testing has made such a profound impact on my life, both financially and personally, as I even met my wife at work 36 years ago,” Musson said. “In the end, I wanted to help others reap the same benefits from this amazing career field. Clover Park Technical College has given me both the opportunity and the much-needed tools to realize this vision. I’m very grateful.”
The July 12 announcement concludes a three-year tenure process that includes quarterly teaching observations, regular course evaluations, self-assessments and professional development.
For more information about the Nondestructive Testing program at CPTC visit:

Summary of Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar

On April 6, 2019 a Radiation Safety Refresher seminar was sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing ASNT). Twenty-four local radiographers attended the event at room B104 on the Bellevue College campus. Speakers Bruce Busby, CHP RSO at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Jon Napier of the Washington State Department of Health, Radioactive Materials section, Fred Mauss of Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and Jim Bemis, West Coast Regional RSO of Mistras Services were introduced by seminar Chairman Emery E. Roberts. Each gave a lively and interesting presentation dealing with the topic of radiation safety.
This was Bruce’s 16th year as a speaker and each year’s presentation has been just different enough each year to be continually interesting. The last couple of years his presentations have been interactive with the audience via an online quiz utilizing attendees cell phones.
Section Chair Kathy Ferguson opened the seminar with an introduction and purpose of the Section. ASNT membership applications were available and people were encouraged to attend a future meeting of the Section. Luncheon platters of sandwiches and sliders of Roast Beef and Cheddar, Thai Chicken Wraps, Ham and Swiss, and Amarillo Turkey and gluten free selections were provided the attendees at lunch.
The next technical meeting will be Monday April 8, 2019 at the Old Spaghetti Factory near Southcenter, Tukwila. Tim Burkholder of Mistras will provide a presentation of “Efficiencies in NDT”

Section Chair Kathy Ferguson introduces the Section to attendees by introducing upcoming events including a Golf Scramble and Composites Topical

Speaker Bruce Busby (l) receives section Challenge coin, certificate of appreciation and Region 16 yearbook after his presentation from Seminar Chair Emery E. Roberts (r).

Presentation of Certificate of appreciation, section Challenge coin and Regions 16 yearbook to Jon Napier (l) and Seminar Chair Emery E. Roberts (r)

Fred Mauss (l) receives honorarium of Certificate of appreciation, Section Challenge coin and Region 16 yearbook from Seminar Chair Emery E. Roberts (r).

Jim Bemis (l) receives Certificate of appreiciation, Section Challenge coin and Region 16 Yearbook from Seminar Chair Emery E. Roberts (r).

Some of the 23 attendees listen attentively to Jon Napier from Washington State Department of Health, Radiation Protection section.

Some of the attendees listen to Bruce Busby present ‘Radiation 101‛


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