Fred T. Mason
Fred Mason has 50 years combined experience in hands-on welding, field construction management, plant quality assurance management, project quality management, supplier auditing, supplier expediting, field inspection of construction and shop suppliers. In 1965, Fred Mason started his career welding in the shops, ship yards, new construction, nuclear test sites and other field welding jobs. He completed his hands on welding in 1975 with welding certifications in SMAW, SAW, GTAW and FCAW processes within ASME, API and AWS specifications.
Fred has more than 36 years of quality assurance and management experience, with titles of Chief Inspector, Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Engineer, Certified Welding Inspector, Project Quality Manager, Project Quality Coordinator and Supplier Quality Assurance Inspector. These positions were in support of ASME pressure vessel fab and repair, field construction, design fabrication and installation of offshore E&P platforms and FPSO equipment and process modules. Some construction and fabrication specifications complied to are ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes, ASME Power Piping Code B31.3, AWS Structural Welding Code D1.1, API 1104 Piping Code, API 17D Purchasing Code, API 6A Spec. for Surface, Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment. Employers were J. Ray McDermott (now McDermott), Subsea7, Modec International, Modec Incorporated, Oil States Industries (OSI), International Systems & Controls, Black Sivalls and Bryson, Inc. and Flotec, Inc. consortium.
Bachelor of Science – Business Administration
Central State University – Edmond, Oklahoma
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING
- Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) (expired)
- Krautkramer-Branson Ultrasonic School, Level I
- Industrial Radiography Course, Radiation Consultants, Houston, Texas
- Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor training, RABOSA International
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) training within Lockheed Missiles and Space