Michael Childers

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ASNT Membership

Member since 2014


  • American Petroleum Institute - API RP 578 (XRF and OES Technologies)
  • American Society for Training and Development - Certified Instructor

Michael Childers has been a member of ASNT since 2010. His professional certifications include API RP 578 for XRF and OES technologies, and he is also a certified instructor by the American Society for Training and Development.

Childers is a graduate of Glendale Community College where he studied business administration, psychology, and English. He brings a wealth of experience from his 28-year tenure at Southwest Gas Corp., where he has held multiple positions, including specialist/corporate engineering staff/operations, corporate supervisor/operations staff, technical instructor, welding crew leader, and welder.

Within ASNT, Childers has actively served in several leadership roles, including chair, vicechair, and treasurer of the Arizona Section, and as a member of the Engineering Council and the NDE Engineering Education Committee. Childers has chaired the API/AGA Joint Committee/API 1104 for six years and has been an active member of the API and AGA for 15 years, serving as a voting member on several committees. Additionally, he has been involved with the Gas Technology Institute, Pipeline Research Council International,

Western Regional Gas Conference, Western Energy Institute, American Welding Society, and the National Petroleum Council, contributing his expertise and leadership to advance the industry.

As a newly elected director, Childers’s goal is to promote and advance safety, technology, education, and opportunity for ASNT members and their respective industries. In addition, he aims to represent ASNT within the oil and natural gas industry and to be a part of shaping the future of NDT under the direction of ASNT executive leadership, for current and future members.