Ashish is a well known expert of non destructive testing, welding engineering and project quality assurance. He is a mechanical engineer from Pune University, PGD in Project Management from IIM Ahmedabad, ASNT Level III (RT, PT, UT, MPT) and AWS Certified Welding Inspector. He has over 26 years of experience in heavy engineering, defence and aerospace. He was Dy. General Manager, QA,QC and NDT at Larsen & Toubro responsible for international chemical , petrochemical as well as neucler power projects. He has worked on classified and non-classified projects of Ministery of Defence and Aerospace, Govt. of India. At GPE, he conducts welder performance appraisals, NDT training and is responsible for development of shop procedures and exotic material welding procedures.