Brian Hollands - Vice President / School Director
Brian holds a Bachelor?s Degree with a 3.0 GPA from the University of Kansas. He graduated from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a 3.48 GPA in the top 25% of his graduating class of 700 students.?? He graduated from Missouri Welding Institute in October of 1995 and has worked as a welding instructor for nine years and has worked as Director of Training and Chief Welding Instructor for five of those years.? Brian has taught over 16,000 hours of classroom and hands-on welding training and has helped to further Missouri Welding Institute?s curriculum in both the shop as well as the classroom.? Brian is in charge of the placement department and has also worked in the admissions and marketing departments for MWI.
Brian holds an American Welding Society ?Certified Welding Inspector? national inspection certification, and is currently studying to test for Levels I and II Society for Nondestructive Testing ?Technician Certifications? in Visual Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Dye Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, and Radiographic Testing.? He has certified to both AWS-American Welding Society D1.1 Structural Welding Code and ASME-American Society of Mechanical Engineers Section IX of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
Brian has certified with and has experience in all 4 major welding processes on both plate and pipe.? Brian has field experience on refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, steel mills and fossil fuel plants as a combination pipe welder and fitter.? Brian is currently a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The American Welding Society, The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, The American Society Testing and Materials, and The American Society for Metals.