Jeff Roe, Division Manager
Jeff joins Inspection Services Inc. with fourteen years of experience in Materials Testing, Special Inspection and Geotechnical Testing throughout Southern California. He has held management positions over the past ten years as a Sr. Project Manager, Divisional Manager and most recently Corporate Operations Manager. His experience ranges from commercial, health care, education, process, transportation and industrial projects. Areas of responsibility include project management, business development, estimating services, quality control, safety, fiscal accountability, staffing, and implementation of new management procedures for a full range of projects. He works to insure that our personnel deliver on their commitments, which also includes customer satisfaction. As a corporate operations manager, he provided oversight and management to five Southern California offices and 100+ employees. Jeff has also served on the negotiating committee for Southern California Contractors Association (SCCA) Inspection & Testing contract with Operating Engineers Local 12.

Can S. Çelik, P.E., G.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Can’s career in geotechnical engineering began with road and airport construction projects in Germany and The Netherlands. After receiving his professional engineering license as a Civil Engineer in 2000, he became ISI’s Chief Civil Engineer supervising all special inspection activities as ISI’s Responsible Professional Engineer. After receiving his California Geotechnical Engineer license in 2003, his concentration is on geotechnical investigations, design and observation during construction, especially for Title 24 DSA School and OSHPD hospital projects. With his extensive professional background, Can fills a vital role as the technical point of contact on school and hospital projects, where he often represents ISI as the Project Manager and Geotechnical Engineer of Record.

Somboon (Sam) Sayawat, P.E., Senior Project Engineer
Sam has over 20 years of hands-on experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, environmental consulting and special inspection. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California since 2006, 40-hour HAZWOPER trained and certified by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as Construction Quality Management for Contractors. Sam joined ISI in 2011. He has experience working with officials of public agencies and private developers. Sam has conducted, supervised and managed material testing and quality control for the construction of hundred projects throughout the State of California. Sam earned recognition by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) as a Responsible Engineer for certified testing agencies (LEA). He has worked on a variety of different project sectors including schools, hospitals, transportation, pipelines, freeway construction and commercial/residential developments. Sam has been successful in obtaining Federal and State accreditation from CCRL, Caltrans and AASHTO for multiple construction materials testing laboratories.

Edward Putman, Operations Manager/Project Manager
With more than 17 years of experience working on multiple high-rise, post-tension concrete and structural steel structures, Ed was one of ISI’s top resident inspectors and now serves as a valued Project Manager. He excels by effectively communicating with all parties involved and he possesses a thorough knowledge of all building trades. Ed’s superior attention to detail and leadership skills stem from his training at the College of Oceaneering in non-destructive testing and his years of service in the United States Marine Corps.

Tobin Gaut, Research and Design/Project Manager
With over 18 years of industry experience, including nearly 10 years of field experience, Tobin’s expertise in welding and concrete technology gives him an enhanced ability to understand and manage field issues as they arise. Whether he’s serving as a Special Inspector or an ISI Field Supervisor, Tobin’s excellent communication and supervisory skills enable him to manage several inspectors on multiple day-to-day and long-term projects. In addition to his field work and supervisory duties, Tobin has written numerous Welding Procedure Specifications and Quality Control Plans for ISI’s BART and Caltrans projects.

Cindy Solis, Project Manager
Cindy joined ISI in 2001 and has served as Lead Dispatcher for most of her years with the firm. ISI clients rely heavily on Cindy to help keep their projects on track. Her communication skills, multi-tasking abilities and understanding of inspector qualifications and project needs are crucial to the success of ISI. Cindy also provides project management for small inspection and testing projects.

Mike Everson, Project Manager/Field Supervisor
Michael Everson has served as a manager of a structural steel/NDT department for over 30 years before joining ISI in 2014. He also brings five years of experience at a Bay Area fabrication company as a welder and quality control manager on structural steel, pressure vessels and bridges. He has been active in providing training and evaluation for welding inspectors. His primary responsibilities include the daily/weekly review and reporting process, project management and field supervision. His strengths lies in his ability to oversee the field staff while interfacing with the key members of the project design/ construction team including the architect, structural engineer, general contractor, and building inspection officials.

Heydar Alakbarov, NDT Level III
Heydar joined ISI in September, 2006, bringing a background in Chemical Engineering in Azerbaijan. Before emigrating to the U.S., Heydar completed a welding certification course and obtained his CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector Certificate, and went on to quickly receive his AWS CWI certification in the U.S. One of Heydar’s first projects with ISI was the welding inspection of the $1.4 billion new San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Skyway, where he performed visual and magnetic particle inspections of the piles and pile caps. He then moved to the E2T1 Foundation portion of the Bridge, spending at total of 1 1/2 years on these bridge projects. Working for ISI, Heydar performed inspections for different projects (bridges, pipelines and rail) governed by such codes as AWS D1.1, AWS D1.8, AWS D1.6, ASME B31.1, AREMA. This field experience helped him earn ASNT NDT Level III certification for VT, MT, UT.

Bill Bellm, Director of Health & Safety
As ISI Safety Director, Bill is responsible for assisting the project team with day-to-day safety issues as they occur. Bill is responsible for reviewing specific hazard safety issues brought to his attention and assisting in safety inspections, accident investigations, emergency preparedness and employee safety training. Bill routinely conducts in-house safety seminars for ISI personnel. In addition, he performs on-site visits to ensure that ISI personnel are fully knowledgeable about the potential safety hazards on construction sites, to confirm that jobsites and facility locations adhere to strict safety standards that ensure safe work environments, and to guarantee that ISI employees comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations.

In Memoriam
Philip T. Nishikawa, P.E.
Colleague, mentor and friend.