Michael Childers

Back to Board Candidates
Brian McKenna

ASNT Membership

Member since 2014


  • American Petroleum Institute - API RP 578 (XRF and OES Technologies)
  • American Society for Training and Development - Certified Instructor

If elected to the Board of Directors, it will provide an opportunity to be an integral part of ASNT, to help promote and advance safety, technology, education, and opportunity for all of our members and their respective industries. In addition, this position would also provide the organization with a vested member to represent ASNT at several Oil and Natural Gas Committee meetings, technical conferences, leadership and executive meetings, and to be a part of shaping the future of NDT under the direction of our ASNT executive leadership, for current and future members. 


Glendale Community College

Business Administration, Psychology and English

Work Experience

Southwest Gas Corporation - 28 years

  • Specialist/Corporate Engineering Staff/Operations: Apr. 2014 - Present
  • Corporate Supervisor/Operations Staff: May 2006 - Apr. 2014
  • Technical Instructor (NDT, Welding, and Inspection) 
  • Welding Crew Leader 
  • Welder 

ASNT Involvement

  • Chair - Arizona Section (2 years)
  • Vice-Chair - Arizona Section (2 years)
  • Treasurer - Arizona Section (2 years)
  • Member - Engineering Council/NDE Engineering Education Committee

Other Engagement

  • Chair - American Petroleum Institute (API)/American Gas Association (AGA) Joint Committee/API 1104 (6 years)
  • API Member (15 years)
  • AGA Member (15 years)
  • AGA Voting Member (10 years)
  • AGA Piping Materials Committee, Steel Materials (Voting member)
  • Gas Technology Institute (17 years)
  • Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) (3 years)
  • Western Regional Gas Conference (WRGC) (17 years)
  • Western Energy Institute (WEI) (12 years)
  • American Welding Society (AWS) (12 years)
  • National Petroleum Council (NPC)