About ATCS

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


Photo portrait of Bill AstonBill Aston is the Managing Director of Aston Technical Consulting Services, LLC. He has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of quality assurance, quality control and quality auditing. His past experiences include QA/QC, major project inspection coordination, management and supervision in the oil and gas and the chemical industries. He has conducted numerous QMS audits during his career as a quality professional and has assisted organizations with obtaining and/or maintaining ISO 9001 and API Q1 quality management system certifications and API product license for API 5CT, 5L, 5D, API 6D, API 7-1, API 8C and API 4F. ATCS has provided quality management support services to companies in various locations such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Europe, Columbia and Turkey.

Mr. Aston is certified by Exemplar Global as a QMS Principal Auditor and PECB as a QMS Lead Auditor. Bill 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.

Mr. Aston is a member of the API Quality Subcommittee 18, voting member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 and ASC Z1 Subcommittee (Z1-Q), a senior member of ASQ, past member of ISO/TC 176 Study Group on Education, past chairman of the ASQ’s EED, Oil and Gas Committee, ISO TC 176 is responsible for development, maintenance & updating of the ISO 9000 standards family which includes:

  • 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

Collectively, our team of independent contractors includes Engineers, Technicians and Inspectors that have extensive experience in the Oil and Gas, equipment manufacturing, and fabrication industries. All ATCS support services are performed by ASQ, Exemplar Global 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.

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