Mark Hodgson started with Pacific Gas & Electric Company as a welders helper in 1986 and progressed through the ranks to journeyman welder. During his apprenticeship he was very interested in inspection and steered his career path in that direction. A turn of events eventually developed into a mentorship by the Level III that worked at Napa Pipe at the time giving Mark considerable knowledge of NDE practices in the pipeline industry. Mark became an inspector after running jobs and welding and furthered his study of the codes and standards by which the industry operates. A construction supervisor opening offered Mark the opportunity to return to construction after working in the engineering department until an unfortunate incident developed and placed Mark back into being one of the critical leads over the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program. This lead position offered Mark the opportunity to meet John Wormeli and they developed a very strong relationship and once again Mark was under another mentor. After a brief time in working with Mark, John knew he had found the person he wanted to continue what he had started in 1977 and asked Mark to begin teaching the CPWI+ program.
Mark’s background includes all phases of transmission pipeline construction including hot and cold tie in methods, gas gathering systems and steel and polyethylene distribution systems. Mark also has extensive knowledge in code compliance in regards to DOT Part 192 and 195, Design and Construction standards ASME B31.8 and B31.4, as well as the interpretation and development of welding procedures under API 1104.
Raymond worked several years hand in hand with John Wormeli and learned the aspects of welding inspection and testing coupons for welders. He teaches the hands on portion for amps, volts and travel speed during the CPWI+ course.
Ken works full time for P & L Testing, LLC as their Safety and Training Director and also assists National Welding Inspection School as an instructor for their Hydrostatic Test Training Program. Ken received his degree and MBA from Letourneau University where Mr. Wormeli also received his degree. Ken got his start in the industry working as a pipefitter in Beaumont, TX in area refineries. His work history ranges from being an apprentice to running testing crews to being a general foreman. Ken also owned a fabrication shop for some time. Ken moved to Giddings, TX 3 years ago to begin his career at P & L Testing, LLC testing pipelines and most recently Safety and Training Director.
Mark Hodgson CPWI, CHTI, CAFI Instructor
Raymond Navarro Instructor
Ken Clemmer - CHTI Instructor
NWIS Training, Inc.
16380 Hwy 290 W
Burton, TX 77835
Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 4:00
Friday 8:00 - 12:00