George Antaki, P.E., Becht Engineering, is a Fellow of ASME, with over 45 years of experience in pressure equipment. He is an ASME Fellow, internationally recognized for his expertise in design, analysis, and fitness-for-service evaluation of pressure equipment and piping systems. He is past vice –chair of the joint API-ASME Committee on Fitness-for-Service, member and past-chair of ASME B31 Mechanical Design Committee, Chairman of ASME III Working Group Piping Design, member of the ASME III Subgroup Component Design, and ASME Operation and Maintenance Subgroup Piping, and past member of the ASME PCC-2 Repair Committee. He is the author of three textbooks on the subject of pressure equipment design and integrity evaluation, including Fitness-for-Service for Piping, Vessels, and Tanks. Mr. Antaki earned his degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1975, and his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985.