ASNT level III cert#168287
Kevin McKinley comes to Veracity with over 34 years of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) experience beginning in the U.S. Air Force where he served over 20 years. Previously, McKinley worked as a Field Service Engineer in the NDE Group at a leading power generation products and services provider. As part of his responsibilities, McKinley acted as the prime development engineer for the General Electric Gas Turbine NDE Development program. He authored or coauthored over a dozen field procedures and presented a paper at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on inspection options for GE Frame 7 components.
Prior to joining industry, McKinley finished his career in the Air Force as the Course Superintendent at the Nondestructive Inspection School and Department of Defense Joint Oil Analysis School. McKinley was instrumental in taking over the training for all Air Force inspectors on the Pratt & Whitney 4th Stage Low Pressure Turbine Eddy Current Inspection Course. His expertise in managing resources and personnel brought the course on board 4 months ahead of schedule and saved the Air Force a projected one million dollars.
McKinley graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and a Minor in Aviation Safety. He also has two Associate Degrees in Nondestructive Testing Technology and Instructor of Technical and Military Sciences from the Community College of the Air Force.
ASNT Level III Cert#138069
ASQ CQA Cert#63372
ASQ CQM Cert#16072
Curt Evans comes to Veracity with over 30 years of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and Quality Assurance experience. Curt honed his knowledge, skills, and abilities in nondestructive testing, metals fabrication, and quality assurance while serving a 21-year career with the US Air Force (USAF). Prior to retiring in 2006, Curt was a Chief Master Sergeant at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center responsible for Depot Quality and Transformation Chief; additionally, Curt served as the USAF Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Field program manager where he was directly responsible for equipment, training, certification and auditing standardization for all 168 NDI Field labs which included 2,200 NDI technicians.
Prior to joining Veracity, Curt was a supervisor over Product Quality Management (Quality Assurance) within the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (formally known as Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center-ARDEC). In this role, we was directly responsible to oversee supplier quality on hundreds of weapon and ancillary military products.
Curt holds a dual specialization MBA in Project Management and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, and an Associate Degree in Metals Technology (NDT specialization). He holds ASNT NDT Level III certifications in Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant, as well as certifications with American Society for Quality (ASQ) as Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.
Curt is also the author of ASNT’s 2019 book “Programmed Instruction Series: Introduction to Nondestructive Testing” ISBN 978-1-57117-441-3
vp, business development
Scott Kennedy has over 22 years of NDE experience in both the aerospace and power generation industries. Scott joins Veracity after serving in both the commercial and field service sectors of a major supplier of power generation products. Scott’s experience in both the maintenance and commercial side of the power generation industry make Scott a key person in Veracity’s organization. Prior to that, Scott served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Nondestructive Inspection Craftsman and was instrumental in the development of critical NDE inspections.
Lance Baucum has over 23 years of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) experience. He joins Veracity after serving as a Field Service Engineer within the NDE Group at a major global supplier of power generation products and services. Prior to that, Lance served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force finishing his career there as the Course Superintendent at the Nondestructive Inspection School and Department of Defense Joint Oil Analysis School.
Baucum has two Associate Degrees in Nondestructive Testing Technology and Instructor of Technical and Military Sciences from the Community College of the Air Force.
VP, NDT Services
API 510 #87676
Chris Chadwick is the Vice President of Emerging Markets at Veracity Technology Solutions where he is responsible for finding and building relationships with customers that need advanced NDE services to resolve material integrity concerns. Chris is currently aligning our elite NDT services to customers desiring more effective and efficient NDE services within various subtractive and additive manufacturing, as well as other industries that desire advanced NDT services.
Chris’ NDT career started within the US Air Force in 1992 and served 12 years in various military and civilian NDT technician and supervisory positions. In 2003, Chris then set within the commercial sector by fulfilling positions in NDT project management and business development for various companies that include: TEAM Industrial Services, DNV KEMA Energy, Acoustic Measurement Innovations, Applied Technical Services, and Nextant Aerospace.
Chris specializes in studying unique problems and challenges that face our clients, identifies solutions, and then implements the best strategy to mitigate risk. Chris joined Veracity Technology Solutions in 2018 to lead and develop the mechanical integrity program, balance of plant inspection operations and business development strategies.