As the incoming Chairman of the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing, San Diego Section Board of Directors, I am incredibly honored and excited to represent such a thriving and economically important industry in our City. As someone who has spent my entire career in San Diego, working in this field, I am humbled to be able to represent such a fine Board.
I can tell you that our industry is something very special in this city. We are so fortunate to have such a broad array of industries represented in the region, from Aerospace, Commercial, Medical, Military and Water Districts to name a few.
As Vice President of Testing Services & Inspection, Inc., a local materials testing laboratory, I have grown to learn the importance of performing “quality assurance” on behalf of your customer. I have been fortunate to come across others in this field who exemplify the very best of our profession’s values and to witness caring individuals that perform high quality work, which is a true testament to the commitment of each and every person who works in our industry.
Please know, I am all ears as it pertains to insight and feedback related to NDT in Americas Finest City. I want to hear from you about the good, the bad and the ugly. Tell me what’s important to you so that I can better serve your interests. To be effective, we need an engaged membership whose priorities are aligned and representative of the entire industry.
There is so much good within our industry in spite of the difficulties we, at times, may face. It is up to us as a culture, to provide guidance to up and coming Technicians, striving to make a name for themselves in this industry.
I would like to thank my Father and former Chairman, Mr. Juan R. Diaz, for getting me involved in this industry, fostering a deep enjoyment for this type of work, and a relentless drive to keep learning more. I am truly grateful for his continued support.
So, as I begin this incredible journey representing you, our valuable and respected members, please know that I pledge to do my very best to ensure that all of our collective interests are well represented. If you’re already involved, stay involved. If you haven’t had the time, please make time. Get your peers involved. This is important and together, we can ensure that our industry remains vibrant, celebrated and important in our beautiful city.
San Diego Section of ASNT Inc. - Chairman
It has been my pleasure to serve as your Chairman for this past year of 2018-2019. I would like to take this time to thank those who served with me on the board of directors for volunteering your time to keep the San Diego section running smooth. Your efforts are evident by the fact that we continue to maintain our status of Gold in the President’s Awards Points Program.
The past year our section has continued to operate at a high level by organizing monthly technical meetings with engaging speakers and interesting topics and by offering NDT training to the community, with two courses completed this year in Visual and Liquid Penetrant Testing.
The 2019-2020 board of directors with leadership from our new Chairman, Michael Diaz, have stepped into their new roles with commitment and are well into organizing next year’s meeting calendar. We are very pleased with the addition of two directors at large, Rachel Gilmore and Cody Engstrand, whose contributions as future leaders of the section are much anticipated.
In closing, I would like to encourage those of you who are reading this to get more involved in the San Diego section of ASNT and attend some of our meetings. Speaking from the experience of my involvement with ASNT, you will find that your career in NDT is filled with more possibilities than you initially realize and that in networking with your peers you will meet lifelong friends.
San Diego Section of ASNT Inc.
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