Our Team

John H. Konzen – Consultant and Inspection Specialists

Mr. Konzen has a diversified experience level in the construction industry. His 38-year career includes 4-years with Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI) as a welding engineer involved in various tank construction aspects such as welding procedure development, NDE, coatings and construction of ASME, AWWA and API Storage Tanks. He has performed comprehensive tank integrity assessments and provided the consulting services and technical specifications for the rehabilitation and construction on over 100 water storage tanks. Additionally, his role as the Welding and Coatings Inspector on over 200 water storage tanks gives him the ability to effectively manage and direct the quality assurance on any water storage project in accordance with the industry standards.

 

Educational Background
  • Texas A&M University
  • B.S. (1981) Engineering Technology – Welding & Metallurgy
Employment Background
  • 1984-Current – President, HOT Inspection Services, Inc., Round Rock, Texas. A firm which provides tank inspection and consulting, coatings inspection, structural steel inspection, underwater inspection, welding consulting, welder training and testing.
  • 1981 – 1984 – Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, Houston, Texas Division. Welding Engineer – Experiences included: Assignments in construction, engineering and corporate welding services. Responsibilities included: Design of AWWA D100, API 620 and 650 storage vessels, ASME, API, and AWS welding procedure design and development, project welding supervision, field engineering, QA Inspection and NDE.
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of American Welding Society
  • Member of American Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of National Association of Corrosion Engineers
Qualifications
  • Certified NACE Level III Coating Inspector – NACE #7841
  • Certified Welding Inspector – AWS #85040251
  • Certified Welding Educator – AWS #9612020C
  • Certified NDE Corporate Level III Inspector – SNT-TC-1A of ASNT
  • Certified Welding Supervisor – CBI Corporate Welding
  • Certified Welder – ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1 (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW & FCAW).
  • Certified Diver – NAUI #724827

Justin Konzen – Consultant and Inspection Specialists

Justin has a well diversified work background and brings many opportunities to HOT. As well as being NACE Level II Certified Coatings Inspector, Justin is a certified PADI Open Water SCUBA diver and holds his FAA UAS pilots license. He has a diverse knowledge of construction activities in the tank construction and coating industry as a welding and NACE Coatings Inspector. He has been assigned to tank projects as a field observer and 3 rd party inspector. He serves as the Integrated Technology Manager and ROV and Drone Operations.

 

Educational Background
  • Texas A&M University
  • B.S. (2014) Mechanical Engineering Technology
Employment Background
  • 2018-Current – HOT Inspection Services, Inc., Round Rock, Texas. A firm which provides tank inspection and consulting, coatings inspection, structural steel inspection, underwater inspection, welding consulting, welder training and testing.
  • 2014 – 2018 – Oil and Gas Industry assignments included a project engineer at Total Oilfield, a manufacturing company. There he designed and drafted valves, BOP’s, and other equipment, as well as oversaw the quality control and drafted PR2 specs for testing. Served as a field engineer at Elite Compression, a gas compression company. There he was in charge of maintaining and operating 18,000 horsepower in the Eagle Ford Shale. At NOV (Reed-Hycalog) was a sales engineer in Midland, Tx. There he created sales, maintained relationships, and managed field operations
Qualifications
  • Certified NACE Level II Coating Inspector – #75038
  • Certified FAA UAS Remote Pilot – #4238582
  • Certified Open Water Diver – PADI #0108293563
  • H2S Certified
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of American Welding Society
  • Member of National Association of Corrosion Engineers
  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers