George A. Antaki  is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an expert in the field of mechanical integrity of piping and pipeline systems, vessels and tanks, and equipment qualification. He has over 40 years of experience in design, analysis, qualification, inspection, fitness-for-service and integrity management, failure analysis and repairs of pressure equipment. He is a past Chairman of the Pressure Protection Committee. He was also Chairman of the Piping and Valves Technical Committee, with site-wide responsibility for piping systems, design, analysis, construction, examination, repair and testing of process, utilities and power piping systems, and ASME code compliance. Mr. Antaki is an instructor of failure prevention, inspection and equipment integrity courses for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2007 he joined Becht Engineering, with responsibilities in equipment design, analysis, testing and integrity programs. He is founding chairman of the Joint ASME-ASCE Joint Task Group on Buried Pipe, and member of the Joint ASME-API Task Group on Fitness-for-Service. Mr. Antaki is a graduate of the State University of Liege, Belgium, and Carnegie-Mellon University, MS. in Mechanical Engineering and has authored two textbooks in the areas of piping and fitness-for-service.