2016 - 2018 Officers

Chair
Michael J. Ballard
Ph. (925) 808-9887
m2ba@pge.com

Vice Chair & Secretary
Richard Seals

Treasurer
Dave Arms
Ph. (510) 568-8372
dave.arms@sbcgolobal.net

Board Of Directors

Scott Morris    (Director at Large)
James Cook   (Director at Large)
Marty Rossin  (Director at Large)
Daniel Kerr     (Education Chair)

Web Master

Bob Ganch
RTG Web Designs
(925) 787-3200

ASNT Tribute

Golden Gate Section

The success of the Golden Gate Section can be attributed to the numerous volunteers that have helped make us a viable and healthy nonprofit organization over the many years of existence.   A big thank you to all our volunteers and members!

Click here to download list of Past Presidents and Fellow Awards

Message from our Past Chair:

"Welcome to the Golden Gate Section of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing. Whether it be from Academia or Industry, whatever path has brought you our way, we are delighted to have you, and are here to facilitate your interest within the sciences, specifically as it relates to the field of non-destructive testing.

Our membership is rich in experience, and filled with industry pioneers. We are excited about the growth in the NDT industry and want to do our best to develop and train current NDT professionals, and promote our methods to prospective and future NDT technicians and scientists.

Last year we had a great program. This year we will continue with a similar program, but are increasing our focus on community outreach. We are encouraging our membership to get involved with schools at all grade levels, colleges, and young professional organizations. Dan Kerr has lead our section in working with youth, as he continues to work with Elementary Students. We’ve initiated relationships with Los Medanos College, Laney College, UC Berkeley, the Crucible Youth Program, and High school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs among others. We also helped man the ASNT table at the major bi-annual STEM conference in Washington, DC, attended by almost 400,000 people --- most of them young kids!

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the section. It’s because of your continued support that GGASNT is able to fulfill the mission of our organization and further the NDT Industry! Special thanks to the Officers and Board of Directors, and Committee Chairs. As a volunteer organization, it warms my heart when I think of how much time and effort you all put into making this section a success.

Special thanks to Bob Ganch at RTG Web Designs. Bob has been key in modernizing our section via our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Yes Section! We’re on Twitter. Bob Ganch along with Scott Morris, our committee chairperson, have been self-starters, understanding the needs of our section and making adjustments to better serve the NDT community.

Thank you all again for all of your support!

We look forward to seeing everyone at one of our upcoming meetings."

Rochelle Bryant
2014 Chair, ASNT Golden Gate Section