Public Announcements


    New Regional Director for MVS - Gary Mathias, The Modal Shop!

    Effective July 1, Gary Mathias will serve as Regional Director (RD) for Region 11!

    For those who are unaware, each chartered ASNT section is geographically assigned to a region and each region has an RD. The purpose of the RD is to monitor the status of chartered section activities, assist section leaders with their duties and represent section leaders in Section Operations Council (SOC) issues. RDs also help give guidance to member groups who are petitioning for section charter.

    Gary joined ASNT as a member in September 2001 and served as chair of the North Texas Section during the 2005 - 2006 program year. Gary has an Associate of Applied Science degree in metals technology from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Judson University. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Gary's received his initial NDT technical training with the Nebraska Air National Guard and the United States Air Force (USAF) NDI School at Chanute AFB, IL. Throughout Gary’s USAF career, he participated in a number of advanced NDT training courses in composites, ultrasound, and radiography. Gary was also a specialist in atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy of aircraft lubricants. He is an Operation Desert Storm veteran and received the Nebraska National Guard Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal.

    Gary is the NDT-RAM product team leader for The Modal Shop, an MTS Systems Corporation company.  He resides in the Cincinnati, Ohio area with his family and enjoys target shooting, travel and the occasional round of golf!