Bob McReynolds, P.E., has been working as a welding and metallurgical engineer in the defense and infrastructure industries since 1993. He has worked in engineering and quality roles on nuclear power plant modifications, repairs, and new constructions. Outside of the nuclear industry, Bob has also worked on improving the laser and resistance welding operations of a defense subcontractor and performed weld quality inspections during the fabrication of major bridge components. Mr. McReynolds is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the Metallurgical discipline in the State of California and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Engineer. He has a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master's degree in Materials Engineering from San Jose State University, and has graduated from the College of Oceaneering as an underwater weld inspector. Currently, Mr. McReynolds is the Manager of Welding and Materials Engineering on the construction site of a new nuclear power plant.
Lynn Sturgill is the owner and operator of Sturgill Welding & Code Consulting (SWCC), a privately-owned welding consulting company. Lynn has more than 30 years experience in the manufacturing, welding, and inspection of metallic goods in the nuclear, aerospace, structural, petrochemical, military, food and dairy, and biopharmaceutical industries.
Lynn is a degreed engineer, an American Welding Society (AWS) Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI), a 3-A Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE) and an ASNT Level III Visual Testing (VT) Inspector (#141940). Areas of expertise include metallurgy and welding of steels and stainless steels. He has also published articles on electron beam welding, gas-tungsten arc welding, and welder & procedure qualification. He has developed courses on Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and has represented ASME internationally. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and has completed the course work for a Master’s Degree in Welding Engineering.
He has trained numerous ASNT Level II and III VT examiners and inspectors for fabricators and pharmaceutical clients, respectively. He has also taught seminars on metallurgy, welding inspection, stainless steels, high-purity welding, and corrosion. He is an Adjunct Instructor for the AWS, teaching the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) seminar for fifteen years. In addition, he has qualified many welders and welding procedures to Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
Lynn is very active as a volunteer on numerous American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and AWS committees.