Brenda Collins is employed by Sherwin Inc. as the sales manager/technical director. Collins got her start in NDT over 30 years ago and has worked in various employment positions, from inspection to sales, service, and business owner. She received her Level III in liquid penetrant and magnetic particle testing and has continued to work in this area of expertise.
In addition to her employment, Collins joined ASNT in 1990 and has served on many committees. She has held multiple roles, from committee member to board member, both at the local and national level. Collins was the recipient of ASNT’s Young NDT Professional Award (2001) and is a Fellow (class of 2011). Collins continues her service today to ASNT and the industry and hopes to enjoy many more years of service.
Megan Davey presently works as an NDE inspector at SpaceX. She serves on the Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT as a two-year director and the David Hall Student Scholarship Chair. She served honorably in United States Air Force (USAF), specializing in the F-22 Raptor program. Transitioning to the civilian sector, she took the role as a Responsible Level III at Fort Lewis, overseeing the Pacific region encompassing Hawaii, Guam, and South America.
Prior to her current role, Davey held a tenured position as an NDT instructor at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC), where she taught radiography, eddy current, and ultrasound techniques. During her tenure at CPTC, Davey revamped the NDT program, tailoring hands-on laboratory experiences to suit diverse industry needs. Her approach involved close collaboration with local employers ensuring optimal future employment prospects for all students. Moreover, Davey placed significant emphasis on mentorship initiatives, particularly with veterans and women, and notably pioneered an esteemed internship program in partnership with Boeing.
Amanda L. Young is currently Vice President and ASNT NDT Level III for McNDT Pipeline Ltd., a provider of NDT services located in Channahon, Illinois. In this role, Young provides technical expertise to technicians and management while leading operations in Illinois, Georgia, and Connecticut. Additionally, Young is the welding program coordinator at Morton College in Cicero, Illinois, where she developed the welding curriculum and teaches multiple welding processes.
Young’s dedication to the field extends beyond her professional commitments. She has spoken at industry conferences and meetings covering a range of topics in NDT and welding. Young also volunteers for the American Welding Society (AWS), serving as Secretary of the Chicago Section and Deputy District Director for AWS District 13. She has been recognized by the AWS District 13 as Certified Welding Inspector of the Year in 2017, and she has been given
multiple AWS District 13 Meritorious Awards for organizing annual golf outings which continue to raise scholarship funds for welding students in the Chicago metropolitan area. Young also regularly volunteers at the Bridge Teen Center in Tinley Park, Illinois, teaching gas metal arc welding to adolescents.
Young earned a Master of Business Administration and is currently pursuing a PhD in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational behavior.