INSTRUCTORS

ASNT NDT Certification #205630

Robert Mucka joined the TSC family in 2007 as a Metallurgical Lab Technician. Through the years, he worked his way up through various positions, including heat treat, forklift operator, rotary straightener, forge inspector, EMI operator, OCTG ultrasonic inspector. His commitment and expertise led him to become the Quality Supervisor, where he obtained his ASNT NDT Level III certification and oversaw quality production as well as the training of NDT inspectors at our Bryan facility. Later, he would become the Plant Manager at our Almeda facility before becoming the Quality Manager for all TSC locations.

ASNT NDT Certification # 207494 (Bilingual)

Carlos is an ASNT NDT Level III and has been a Quality Specialist at TSC since 2019. Prior to joining TSC, he served as an NDT Manager, worked in a metallurgical laboratory as a senior NDT Inspector, and was a Quality Supervisor overseeing mechanical testing operations. Carlos also has experience in the nuclear industry as an NDT Level II Inspector performing MT, UT, and PT inspections as part of the nuclear reactor vessel inspection group.

(Bilingual)

Allan graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008. In 2014, he joined the TSC family as a Quality Engineer. Later, he took on the role of Metrology Leadman, overseeing testing, measuring, monitoring, and detection equipment calibrations. He also works directly with the TSC Drill Pipe Engineering team, performing first-article inspections on TSC Drill Pipe’s connections.

Instructor of Tubular Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist

Bruce Urband’s expertise in metallurgy stems from his extensive industry experience and involvement in key organizations. as a voting member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) E&P Committee on Standardization of Tubular Goods (SC5) and co-chairman of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Committee, he has actively contributed to shaping industry standards and practices. His roles as Principal at Spinnaker Tubular Consulting, Chief Metallurgist & Engineering Product Manager at both V&M-USA and TSA-Grant Prideco, has given Bruce a unique insight and deep understanding of materials, corrosion, and stress cracking. He is recognized as the authority in metallurgical matters within the oil and gas industry. Bruce’s expertise extends beyond industry roles. He also has an extensive publication record, including in-depth articles on topics such as induction heat treating, high-strength casing, and sour service materials. In addition, Bruce serves as a guest instructor at TSC University, where he imparts his expertise in the course, Tubular Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist. His ability to simplify complex concepts helps bridge the knowledge gap and equips oil and gas professionals with practical insights into the field.