Hello, my name is James Pike I am the CTE Welding Instructor here at Smithfield High School.
My career has encompassed 35 years of Federal Service @ NASA Langley Research Center, a graduate of the Aerospace Engineering Apprentice School @ Langley Research Center. 1983 graduate
Patent holder for the Oxygen Free Contact Tip for Robotic GMAW applications. patent #US07791728US519285
I am also a graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice @ Newport News Shipbuilding graduated in 1979 as an journeyman Shipfitter.
Past chair member of the ANSI/AWS B2.1 Welding Procedure and Performance Qualification
Past American Welding Society, Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) since 1988 thru 2016