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CINDE Instructor Profiles

Al Higgins - Engineering, Materials and Components (EMC), Level 3 Training, Weld Inspection and Quality Control, UT, PT, MT: Al is a graduate of Mohawk College, Mechanical Technology. He has over 35 years of experience in heavy industry, with management responsibilities for nondestructive evaluations, quality assurance, maintenance technologies, operational maintenance and utilities. Al is currently president of a consulting firm specializing in quality assurance. He holds CGSB certification in PT, MT and UT Level 3.

Ciprian Pancescu - UT, ET, Weld Inspection Quality Control Level 1, Engineering Materials & Components: Ciprian, a graduate of the Mohawk College Quality Engineering Technician NDE program, joined the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation in 2013 as an assistant instructor in UT, ET, MT and PT workshops and courses. Ciprian gained his CGSB Certification in UT, ET and MT Level 2, CWB Weld Inspection Level I certification and has remained active in the nuclear inspection industry. Ciprian also holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Romania.

Claude Lord - UT, PT, MT, ET: Claude joined the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation April 2014. Claude holds Level 3 certification in ET, MT and UT as well as Level 2 certification in PT as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science. Previous industrial experience; includes; Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Hydro-Quebec. Claude is highly experienced in his field and has many years experience working within nuclear energy.

Douglas Whitely - UT, RT, EMC, Level 3, CEDO, Phased Array: Doug graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College with a diploma as a Material Testing Technician and holds CGSB Level 3 certification in PT, MT, UT, RT, Qualified Operator and PCN UT Level 2 certification in weldments and Phased Array. Doug has over 30 years experience in both NDT and Predictive Maintenance. Doug has served as President of CSNDT, Chairman of the CSNDT-Ontario Chapter, Chairman of the CSNDT Journal Committee and Board member of CINDE.

John Baron - ET: John has been involved in NDT technology since 1974. His career has centred in the nuclear power industry, first with Westinghouse Canada and then Ontario Hydro and its successor, Ontario Power Generation. In addition, John has provided extensive assistance to the International Atomic Energy Agency in NDT endeavours. John is a member of the Canadian Nuclear Society and a long time member of the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation. He is the CANDU representative on the European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ) and scientific committee member on the Joint JRC/IAEA International Workshop for Qualification Bodies. He holds CGSB certification in ET Level 3.

John deLuca - PT, MT, RT, CEDO: John is a graduate of Mohawk College's Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic Program. He joined the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation in 1985, specializing in liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection. John has extensive years of teaching experience and holds CGSB certification in PT and MT Level 3 and RT Level 2 and Qualified Operator.

Julie Bush - PT, MT, ET, UT, RT, Math: Julie has been involved with NDT since 2005 and has over 10 years experience in quality assurance in a variety of industries. Julie currently holds Level 1 CGSB certification in RT and UT, Level 2 CGSB certification in PT, MT, ET, and CEDO.

Sue Bristo - PT, MT, Math: Sue joined the Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation in 2014 as a technical/teaching assistant and invigilating support. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree. She gained CGSB Certification in PT and MT Level 2. Sue has extensive years of teaching experience in the private and public sector, has an Ontario Teaching Certificate and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.