About ATCS

We are located at:
640 Kings Way,
Coldspring, Texas 77331


Photo Portrait Bill Aston

In addition to being an approved API-U training provider as well as a provider of consulting services for API Q1 and API product monogram license, Bill Aston is the Managing Director of Aston Technical Consulting Services, LLC. He has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of quality management and auditing. His past experiences include QA/QC, projects quality coordination, management, and supervision in the oil and gas and the chemical industries. He has assisted numerous organizations with obtaining and/or maintaining ISO 9001, API Q1 QMS certifications as well as API monogram license for API 4F, API 5CT, 5L, 5D, API 6A, API 6D, API 7-1, API 8C, and API 16A.

Bill is certified by Exemplar Global as a Master Auditor and PECB as a QMS Lead Auditor. He also holds a current certification from ASQ as a Certified Quality Auditor. He has held past certifications from the American Welding Society as a Certified Welding Inspector and certifications for various NDT methodologies. Mr. Aston has been an active member of the American Society for Quality’s “Ask The Expert” resource program since 2008.

Bill is a voting member of the API Quality Subcommittee 18 and Supply Chain Management Subcommittee 20, U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 and a senior member of ASQ. ISO TC 176 is responsible for the development, maintenance & updating of the ISO 9000 standards family which include:

  • ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems- Fundamentals and vocabulary
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems- Requirements
  • ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems-Guidelines for performance improvements

Support Staff

Our team of independent contractors includes Engineers, Auditors and Inspectors that have extensive experience in equipment manufacturing processes, and fabrication industries. All ATCS support services are performed by ASQ, Exemplar Global, PECB or IRCA certified Auditors. Our support personnel hold current or past certifications as AWS Certified Welding Inspectors, or ASNT TC 1A, Level II Technicians. ATCS has Worldwide access to qualified quality professionals through our affiliated partnering companies.https://astontechconsult.com/about-us/

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