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Industry Vet Opens Consulting Firm

Friday, February 8, 2013

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With 25 years of multifaceted expertise in coatings and construction, JPCL Top Thinker Alison B. Kaelin has left KTA-Tator Inc. to open her own coatings consulting firm.

ABKaelin LLC will provide outsourced quality assurance, auditing and consulting services to the protective coatings, construction, fabrication and nuclear industries.

Longtime industry expert Alison Kaelin has launched her own consulting firm, ABKaelin LLC.

Services Offered

Kaelin plans to use her experience to provide independent quality assurance support and auditing services related to compliance with 10 CFR 50, Appendix B and ASME NQA-1. Additionally, she will provide program review and development services, consulting, training and contractor certification support.

ABKaelin will also provide training and training program development, including:

  • SSPC's C3, C5, Lead, Competent Person, and Safety;
  • Coatings and Auditor training;
  • Quality Assurance, Total Quality Manager, and Quality Control Supervisor training;
  • OSHA 10- and 30-hour safety training;
  • Client-specific training; and
  • Environmental, Health and Safety training.

ABKaelin LLC is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and is in the process of obtaining certification as a woman-owned business enterprise. That certification should be completed later in 2013.

Experience, Awards

With more than 25 years of experience, Kaelin most recently worked as the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager and Quality Assurance Manger for KTA-Tator Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA. Before joining KTA, Kaelin worked for the Allegheny County Health Department Division of Air Quality.

Kaelin holds civil and environmental engineer degrees from Vanderbilt University and has extensive knowledge of ambient monitoring, VOC and other regulations that affect coatings work.

Kaelin is a NACE International Certified Coatings Inspector, a Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society of Quality, and meets the requirements of a Lead Quality Auditor in the nuclear industry through ANSI N45.2.23. She was also the primary technical editor and instructor of the SSPC-C3 course, Lead Paint Removal. 

At SSPC 2013, Kaelin won a JPCL Editors' Award for her article, "Enforcing Regulation in Steel Fabrication and Coating Shops," which appeared in the April 2012 JPCL.

In 2012, Kaelin was named a JPCL Top Thinker. In 2005, she received SSPC's Technical Achievement Award.

More information: www.abkaelin.com

   

Tagged categories: Consultants; JPCL; NACE; New business; Quality assurance; SSPC

Comment from Tim Race, (2/8/2013, 1:10 PM)

Congratulations Allison!


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