years. He has worked as a welder, welding inspector, supervisor, manager, customer support technician and educator. His passion related to the trade is evident in his achievements that encompass a wide range of positions, responsibilities, and work environments. His desire to share his experience and knowledge is unmatched in the region.
His welding and inspection experience includes welding of boilers, pressure vessels, piping systems, US Navy submarine hull and nuclear power plant components, structural steel, TEMA heat exchangers and manufactured products.
Gerald 1st certified as an AWS Certified Welding Inspector in 1990 and has made the transition back and forth from welding to inspecting over the years with ease. His knowledge about the trade and ability to apply that knowledge coupled with welding abilities makes him a rare commodity in the welding industry.
In addition to his welding related skills, Gerald is very capable of utilizing technology to increase his productivity in the welding field. His ability to use technology has provided him with opportunities to provide customer support for a welding software company, develop database applications for tracking welding information, and share information online through multiple types of media.
As an instructor, Gerald has provided training for various community colleges in the southeast and is unmatched in his passion to share information about his trade.