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    Ledon Watkins Joins Hellier

    Thu January 1st

    New London, CT - Jan 2015 - HELLIER is pleased to announce LeDon Watkins has joined us as an Associate Instructor/NDT Consultant. He is retired US Navy with experience in many forms of metal working.  He held US Navy Journeyman’s certificates in Sheet metal, Ship fitting and Pipe fitting as well as high pressure plate and pipe welder certification before branching into NDT. Ledon was the metallographic and acid etchant examiner for the Navy’s Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA).


    Ledon is an ASNT NDT Level III in VT, MT and PT testing through ASNT and previously held certifications in RT and UT level II. He has over 38 years experience in metal fabrication welder training and certification and inspection with emphasis on marine and military conventional and nuclear propulsion. As a member of the civilian sector he has continued to expand his inspection knowledge into power generation and process boilers, aerospace castings and tanks under a wide variety of codes and specifications.  He has experience with MFL, Thermal Imaging, welder training and certification management with experience in writing and qualifying welding procedures to various codes and specifications, including AWS, ASME and Military Standards.


    Ledon’s primary responsibilities will include providing Visual testing training and consulting services.  He will also instruct Hellier’s BASIC, PT, MT, and UTT courses.


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