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Mr. Ron VanArsdale, PE, USA, is the founder of Inspection Training And Consulting Company (ITAC).  His duties include conducting training courses for Harvard Technology and ITAC, creating new courses for inspection and other related activities, creating course material, as well as developing custom training programs, customized written practices and providing trouble-shooting consulting services.


In the past, Mr. VanArsdale was employed by SGS Industrial Services as the Training Director and the American Welding Society (AWS) as the Curricula and Course Development Manager.  In this position he developed various training courses dealing with the AWS Certified Welding Inspector programHe planned, organized, and developed all phases of educational activities for AWS.  In addition to these functions, he is a member of the API 653 Questions Committee which devised the API 653 Tank Inspector Certification Examination; as well as a member of the API 570 Questions Committee which is charged with developing the API 570 Piping Inspector Certification Examination.

Ron attended San Jacinto College and Texas A&M University, and has a Lifetime Teaching Certificate from the State of Texas

He is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), ITAC Level III, an API Certified Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector,  and API Certified Piping Inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Educator (CWE) and is an internationally recognized Presenter/Instructor.  Additionally, he received the AWS Distinguished Member Award in March, 1989, the AWS CWI of the Year District Award in January, 1993, as well as the AWS District 18 Meritorious Award in September, 1993.

He has thirty-three years experience in the erection, maintenance and inspection of buildings, petrochemical facilities, vessels, above-ground storage tanks, piping systems, in addition to teaching welding/inspection education courses. 

Mr. VanArsdale is professionally affiliated with the American Welding Society, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, American Petroleum Institute, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Harvard Technology, American Inspection Society, the National Job Core and has been appointed a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky in recognition of his lifetime contribution to his fellow man.



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