Gary Alderson


This workshop is designed for those who are unfamiliar with the concept of quality assurance in railcar mechanical operations. We will teach the basics of developing a manual in conformance to AAR M1003, Section J, Chapter 2. We will start a plan sketching and organization chart, inspection and test plan and other key components of the manual.


About Gary Alderson

Gary is currently the Manager, Quality Processes for AllTranstek, L.L.C. Gary was previously employed as Manager – Quality Processes at Union Tank Car Company. His background includes 31 years of Quality Assurance and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) experience in the tank car industry. His experience includes 16 years of quality assurance and NDT management experience in tank car manufacturing with ACF Industries and American Railcar Industries, and 10 years of quality and NDT management experience in the tank car repair industry. Gary serves on various AAR task force committees and is the current Chair of the RSI QA Committee. Gary also represents the RSI by participating in the RSAC Working Group on Hazardous Materials. Gary holds many industry technical certifications including certification as an ASNT NDT Level III, AWS Certified Welding Inspector, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Level I, and an AAR M1003 Qualified Auditor. About Gary Alderson