About Us

In 2001, with over 25 years of combined experience in Gas and Steam Turbines, Advanced Turbine Support, LLC was founded by Rod Shidler and Rick Ginder. We are proud to be a wholly owned, self-supported company.

Advanced Turbine Support, LLC has Inspection Specialists strategically placed throughout the U.S. for assignments locally and globally, including clients in North, Central & South America, Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Our Mission

Our goal at Advanced Turbine Support, LLC. is to provide you with a thorough, unbiased, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) based condition assessment of your combustion turbines, steam turbines and electric generators.

Our Experience

Our goal at Advanced Turbine Support, LLC. is to provide a thorough, unbiased, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) based condition assessment of combustion turbines, steam turbines and electric generators. In addition to the typical semi-annual or annual visual borescope inspections, our borescope inspection services have been utilized for baseline inspections, outage planning, pre-commissioning, post-overhaul, unit troubleshooting and warranty inspections.

Our inspectors have been conducting visual borescope and non-destructive testing inspections on rotating equipment for the power generation utility industry since 1993.  We carry American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) TC-1A Certifications in the Liquid Penetrant (PT), Magnetic Particle (MT), Ultrasonic (UT) and Eddy Current (ET) methods.  Our staff includes multiple ASNT Level II and III Inspectors who are capable of meeting all of the NDE inspection based condition assessments of your combustion turbines, steam turbines and electric generators.

We have extensive borescope inspection experience inspecting the following combustion turbines: GE Frame 5’s, 6&6B’s, 7B’s, 7EA’s, 7FA’s, LM6000’s, Pratt and Whitney FT-4 and FT-8, Westinghouse 191’s, 251’s, 301’s, 501AA’s, 501B’s, 501F’s and D5A’s.

We have many highly skilled inspectors available to meet your inspection needs. Our inspectors include:

  • Rod Shidler (President – Owner)
  • Rick Ginder (CEO – Owner)
  • Lelia Ginder (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Michael Hoogsteden (Director of Field Service)
  • Chris McGinley (Operations Manager)
  • Elaine Golman (Office Manager)
  • Julie Christian (Corporate Safety Officer)
  • Brett Fuller (Field Service Manager )
  • John Livingston
  • Mark Richards
  • Heath Roy
  • Bryan Sladek
  • Michael Sladek
  • Rick Anderson
  • Robert Moretto
  • Gary Fielding
  • Rob Boyer
  • Jacob Stenske

 

  • Robert Burkhart
  • Kevin Garcia
  • Guillermo Gonzalez
  • Gregory Hernandez
  • Luis Hernandez
  • Dustin Irlbeck
  • David Cooper
  • Matthew Eason
  • Adam Anderson
  • Alliant Energy
  • Alstom
  • American Electric Power
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Calpine
  • Con Edison
  • Dominion
  • Duke Energy
  • Dynegy
  • Entegra
  • General Electric
  • FPL Energy
  • LS Power
  • Mitsubishi
  • NV Energy
  • PSE&G
  • PSM
  • Southern Company
  • Tenaska

 

Testimonials

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

“It was a pleasure working with Guillermo Gonzalez, his skills and attitude really helped us to complete the job on time and with the customer requirements fulfilled in its entirety.

Hope to work with you guys in another opportunity.

Thanks and Regards,
Carlos A. 
Field Engineer”

Power Plant Services

“Michael;
Thank you for the quick report. Thank you and Cody for working with us to get this done through the challenges we encountered. I look forward to working with you and the Advanced Turbine Support team again in the future..
Best Regards

Ron Hancock
Commercial Operations Manager
Power Plant Services”

Rock Springs Energy

“I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone at ATS for supporting our Fall outage inspection needs. I appreciate all of your efforts in supporting our schedule and being flexible with some minor changes we had to make. As usual, all members of the inspection team were professional and courteous and were pleasure to work with. Michael, I appreciate you sending the reports in a timely manner. Thanks again and I will be in touch in the near future.

Rock Springs Energy”

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