Nondestructive Testing Professionals
Back in 1982 Frank Bakos started BakosNDT Inspection with one Radiography unit and over the years has grown to cover a large area of northern Alberta. In 1989 Frank’s nephew Brian Bakos became a partner and took over day to day operations from Frank in 1993. Fast forward to today and the face of BakosNDT is Frank’s son Shain. Unfortunately, Frank never got to see Shain get there as he passed away in 2000.
Shain Bakos started working for the company at the age of 18 back in 1991 and after spending 7 years working in energy sector and many years in multiple power plants Shain climbed the ranks from assistant to the highest NDT qualified person in BakosNDT. Shain became the president of BakosNDT in 2004 and to this day continues his education by taking API 510,653,570 and ABSA boiler certifications.
Shain’s motto is “if we are going to offer a service I had better know how to do it.” What makes BakosNDT unique amongst its peers is that BakosNDT has been always been family owned and operated, has consistently pushed into new technologies and focused on safety and quality. As we step into this new decade and difficult times ahead we continue to push forward. The writing is on the wall: “A company cannot compete with just cheap prices. Customers are demanding better service and quality and want to know that the company they hire will do what it promises. BakosNDT has been that company and will continue to be that company for years to come.”