John D. Lay is a Training Manager HYTORC, the largest manufacturer of hydraulic bolting tools, responsible for North and South America. He has been involved in the teaching of both the theoretical and practical aspects of heavy industrial bolting since 2003 and has been involved in corporate training for over 20 years. John has assisted in the development of several multimedia courses that have been adopted as teaching standards for union apprentice programs in the millwright and pipefitter trades across North America. He is an Affiliate Member of ASME and brings a practical view of complex problems that can be understood by workers and non-engineers, yet withstands the rigors of quantitative review. He is a member of the ASME Bolting Specialist Qualification Program Advisory Committee. John is also an adjunct faculty member at Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service, for which he teaches the OSHA #7110 - Safe Bolting: Principles & Practices course.