John’s engineering career began as a Nuclear Trained Machinists’s Mate in the “Silent Service” of the US Navy onboard nuclear powered Submarines. Achieving qualifications as an Engineering Watch Supervisor, Radiological Controls Monitor, and Instructor; he also served as a Nuclear Planner and Mechanical Supervisor of a Nuclear Support Facility at an intermediate maintenance facility, finishing his Navy career as the Machinery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer of an S5W attack submarine undergoing a refueling overhaul.
Receiving an Honorable Discharge after 15½ years of active duty as a Disabled Veteran, John entered civilian employment in 1990 as a National Board Commissioned Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector with Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance (Kemper National Insurance), where he served as an Authorized Inspector and Authorized Inspector Supervisor for six years, and a Staff Technical Consultant for 2 years. He joined the Codes and Standards Technical Staff of HSB Global Standards as a Senior Code Consultant in July 1998, providing Codes and Standards technical support to Authorized Inspectors, Authorized Inspector Supervisors, and ASME Code Manufacturers around the world for over 10 years, focusing on Non-Nuclear ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes and the National Board Inspection Code. John also served HSB as an Authorized Inspector Supervisor with responsibility over 14 Inspectors and 130 clients in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina winning awards for revenue and service quality excellence.
In June 2008, John joined the staff of UT Battelle at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN as a Pressure Systems Engineer at the Spallation Neutron Source project. In April of 2010 he assumed the position of Mechanical Engineer in the Surveillance Office of the Fabrication Hoisting and Rigging Division. He developed the inservice inspection program for pressure equipment at ORNL after achieving National Board accreditation for UT-Battelle, LLC as a Federal Inspection Agency. John managed the inspection program until his departure in December 2013, as well as providing ASME Code compliance and design consulting and other services in support of various research and operations projects at ORNL.
In 2001, John recognized a need for economical and professional engineering design and consulting services, and founded a consulting business previously operating under the names Code Design and JMM Code Design. Under the current name Boiler Code Tech, LLC; John and his staff providing responsive, professional engineering consulting services to a wide variety of ASME Code pressure equipment manufacturers.
John has an Associate of Science from the University of the State of New York, with extensive knowledge and expertise gained from his Navy experience, military and civilian training, and extensive self-study in the areas of welding, NDE, and pressure equipment design. John is also a prolific ASME Codes and Standards Committee volunteer since 1996. For more details about John, please feel free to review his resume by clicking on the link below.
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