Kevin McKinley has been a champion for improving the quality of the NDT Services provided in the aviation and Power Generation industries for over 35 years. Mr. McKinley currently serves as the President of Veracity Technology Solutions; a Nondestructive Inspection Company focusing on the delivery of Advanced NDT methods for the Aviation and Power Generation Industries. Mr. McKinley has taken the company from three employees to 16 employees to deliver critical inspection services around the world.
Mr. McKinley honorably served for twenty years in the US Air Force (USAF) and ended his prestigious military career as the Nondestructive Inspection Course Superintendent at NAS Pensacola, FL in 2005. During his tenure, he was responsible for the training and curriculum development for the US Air Force Basic NDI School, the US ARMY NDI School, the USAF NDI Craftsman Course, the USAF Advance UT / ET course, and the DOD Joint Oil Analysis School.
Since his military retirement, Mr. McKinley has continued to promote the advancement of those military members of ASNT and has employed 13 USAF veterans that were at the pinnacle of their Air Force career prior to leaving. Currently, Veracity’s team is composed of four prior DoD Certified NDT Instructors, two USAF NDI program managers, numerous shop chiefs, and other Senior Non-Commissioned Officers assigned to key roles in the Air Force.
Mr. McKinley continues to elevate and challenge himself and the military members assigned to his team. On his team, 25% of all inspectors have multiple ASNT Level III Certifications. Mr. McKinley has four Level III certifications in PT/MT/UT/ET. He is a certified DOD instructor, Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emery Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS Degree in Professional Aeronautics. He has two associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force in Nondestructive Testing Technology and Instructor of Technical Military Studies.
Mr. McKinley continues to teach and develop training for the US military and civilian workforce. Mr. McKinley also assisted in authoring ASNT’s “Introduction to NDT - Programmed Instruction Series”. Mr. McKinley has also devoted his time as a mentor to an online forum for Air Force Nondestructive Technicians who are transitioning out of the Air Force.