Course Instructor

Joe Pikas – V.P. for Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Engineering Services for Technical Toolboxes

Joe Pikas is a consultant for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in pipeline construction, operations, corrosion control design, and implementation, including pipeline engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design, and testing, and internal and external pipeline corrosion control.

In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed over 50 papers to industry trade magazines, NACE, SSPC, and other publications and conferences. 

Experience

  • Consultant for Technical Toolboxes – 2019 to Present
  • Vice President Pipeline Integrity, Technical Toolboxes – 2012 to 2018
  • HDR|Schiff – Senior Corrosion Consultant 2011 – 2012
  • Mistras IMPro Technologies – Vice President of Pipeline Integrity 2008 – 2010
  • Matcor – Vice President of Houston Operations 2002 – 2008
  • Williams Gas Pipelines (Transco) – Pipeline, Corrosion Control, Risk, Integrity, GIS, Pigging -1966–2002

Awards

  • NACE Distinguished Service Award for 2009
  • Received industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International
  • Received Long Neck Award from Big Inch Marine for research and development for prefabricated isolating flanges
  • Received Brandon Award for Outstanding Service from the Coating Society of the Houston Area.

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