We believe in what we do.

Our mission is to provide the petroleum and process industries with world class Asset Integrity Management (AIM) information by facilitating expert knowledge sharing. We are motivated by the belief that increased AIM intelligence can help improve organizational efficiency, increase equipment reliability, protect workers and the environment, and in the end, lead to a more successful business enterprise.

We realize that we cannot achieve this mission without first establishing trust, which we strive to build by:

  1. adhering to strict editorial principles that prohibit us from publishing content that is overly commercial or biased in nature,
  2. cultivating a network of industry subject matter experts that have proactive stances regarding asset integrity management, and
  3. connecting our community of owner-users/operators with reputable suppliers, service companies, and consultants.

We don't dabble. Asset Integrity Management is all we do.

While there are numerous definitions of AIM, ours is very simple; we define AIM as the cradle-to-grave approach to understanding and operating equipment in a safe, reliable manner. AIM does not apply merely to aging infrastructure; instead, it considers all stages of the equipment life cycle, from conception, to engineering and design, construction, operation, inspection, and finally to repair/replacement when necessary. A strong AIM program will "pay dividends" in a multitude of ways.

Inspectioneering Journal has been in publication since 1995. For almost twenty years we have provided content that is:

  • both technical and practical,
  • based on case studies,
  • exploratory of new methods and technologies, and
  • reliant on the real world experience of our authors.

Our authors, editors, and contributors understand the industries we serve because they have dedicated their careers to AIM for decades.


Meet the Inspectioneering Team

Tyler Alvarado
Director

Tyler is Director of Inspectioneering, LLC and has been involved with the company since its founding in 1995. During his tenure, Tyler has worked in all facets of the company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma. In addition to his experience with Inspectioneering, Tyler has extensive experience in Oil & Gas contract and asset management, covering the full upstream to downstream spectrum.

Tyler wears many hats in his responsibilities with Inspectioneering. His primary responsibilities focus on corporate strategy, company direction and management of corporate relations.

Email: talvarado@inspectioneering.com

Nick Schmoyer
Associate Director

Nick Schmoyer is Associate Director of Inspectioneering, LLC. Nick came to the organization in 2011 after a successful career in commercial insurance. During his time with one of the largest insurers, Nick was responsible for managing commercial policies valued in excess of $200 million. Nick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Economics from The University of Oklahoma.

Email: nschmoyer@inspectioneering.com

Jeremiah Wooten
Associate Director and General Counsel

Jeremiah Wooten joined the Inspectioneering team in October of 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2010. Prior to joining Inspectioneering, Jeremiah practiced Oil & Gas and Real Property law in Dallas, TX.

In addition to serving as General Counsel, Jeremiah's primary roles with the company involve corporate relations, general business development, and managing Inspectioneering's editorial department. Outside of the office Jeremiah enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his beautiful family, and serving his community.

Email: jwooten@inspectioneering.com


Meet the Editors

Greg Alvarado
Chief Editor

Greg is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years of experience in the chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas industries. His roles have included positions as an owner operator, consultant, Chief Chemist, and Corrosion/Materials/NDE specialist. He has specialized in risk based inspection consulting training and project management since 1996. He is a 23 year member of the API Sub-Committee on Inspection, a long-time working member of the API group that created the recommend practices (RP 580 and RP 581, both editions) for Risk Based Inspection. Mr. Alvarado provides management, NDE technical consulting, and equipment lifecycle/fixed equipment reliability program gap assessments and consulting as a Principal Consultant with Trinity Bridge Consulting LLC. He has extensive experience working at plants and with central engineering. He has served as an invited guest speaker on creating sustainable reliability strategies for fixed equipment in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Caribbean, Australia, Middle East, Asia, and eastern Europe.

Greg was an invited participant/interviewee for the RAND study, New Forces at Work in Refining - Industry Views of Critical Business and Operations Trends (a critical look at industrial infrastructure as part of national security), copyright 2003 and he is Chief Editor of the Inspectioneering Journal.

Email: galvarado@inspectioneering.com

John Reynolds
Principal Inspectioneering Expert

John is a Principal Consultant with Intertek / Moody International. Prior to this he was a Master Engineering Consultant with Shell Oil's Westhollow Technology Center in Houston. John joined Shell in 1968. Over the last 44 years he has held various engineering and management positions in the United States and the Netherlands, within the refining and chemical manufacturing fields, where he has primarily focused on mechanical integrity issues. John is currently the master editor for several API Standards on Inspection and remains active in both the API Inspection Subcommittee and the ASME Post-Construction Committee. John is the past Chairman of the API Inspection Subcommittee, the API Task Group on Inspection Codes, the API Task Group on NDE Technology, the API Task Group on API 580 RBI and the API User Group on Risk-Based Inspection.