Charles J. Hellier



The Technology of Nondestructive Testing has changed dramatically over the past several decades. With unique and innovative developments in equipment and techniques, it has emerged to become recognized worldwide as an essential element contributing to product safety and technological achievement

This presentation will address the growth experienced in just one lifetime. It will address the innovations and improvements in some of the major methods and equipment. Through it,future growth and challenges will be able to be considered


Charles (Chuck) Hellier founded and was former President of Hellier Technical Training and Consulting.  After the acquisition of his Company 1998, he continued as President then General Manager until his retirement in 2003. He consulted for the company until retiring again in 2011 when he co-founded The Summit Group with Jim Treat. Chuck has been active in the Technology of Nondestructive Testing and related Quality and Inspection fields since 1957.  During this time, he provided extensive training, consultation and engineering services to a broad range of industries including aerospace, construction, power generation, shipbuilding, chemical, transportation, and others. He is currently Vice President of NDT Classroom and a Principal of The Summit Group, LLC, a company providing management and technical seminars in addition to offering a broad range of consulting services. He authored the “Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation”, published by McGraw-Hill and the 3rd edition was recently published. He completed his formal education at Penn State University and Temple University. He holds an ASNT Level III Certificate in five methods, is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Board Certified Forensic Examiner. He holds memberships in ASME, ASTM, ASM, AWS, ACFE and ASNT (Lifetime, Fellow, and Past President). He is also Past President, Honorary Member, and remains active with the Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA)