Nelson J. Acosta

Nelson Acosta
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Nelson J. Acosta's Biography

Type Of Business:
Inspection company
Marketing Area:
International
Expertise:
Aboveground storage tanks
Major Product/SVS:
Inspections for piping systems, presure vessels, and petroleum and oil storage tanks
Hobbies/Sports:
Traveling; Tennis; Reading technical journals
Education Degrees:
Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1970); Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1969)
Affiliations Awards:
American Society of Civil Engineers; Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks, American Petroleum Institute; Standards Bulk Solids Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; ASME International
Industry:
Civil Engineering
Date of Distinction:
6/24/2016
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of his career has been being able to make himself successful.
Charity:
Local Church
Number Of Years In Profession:
47
Number Of Years In Current Position:
23
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his education and experience.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession because after college he was recruited by a company specializing in storage tank fabrication and construction.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Reviewing the technical content of inspection reports worldwide; Ensuring evaluations are correct from an engineering standpoint; Conducting inspector training; Participating in national standards groups in terms of standards that apply to the work he handles in the field; In-house consulting on engineering-related matters
Education Certifications:
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Illinois, California and Florida; Certified API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector; Certified API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector; Certified API 570 Piping Inspector; Certified API Tank Entry Supervisor; Certified Adjunct AST Inspector
Awards/Honors:
National Science Foundation Traineeship (1969)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mr. Acosta intends to enter retirement.
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