Walter J. Sperko, P.E. is President of Sperko Engineering Services, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in metal fabrication technology, including material selection, welding, heat treating, inspection, quality assurance and failure analysis. He has particular experience in piping and pressure vessel fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair. Previously, he was Quality Control Manager for RECO North Carolina, and he provided technical support in welding, metallurgy and fabrication for the parent company, Richmond Engineering Company. He was also employed by ITT Grinnell Industrial Piping, Inc. where he was responsible for technical interface between piping system designers and the fabrication shop, including all aspects of welding, fabrication and Code interpretation. He also worked for EBASCO Services, Inc in the Materials Engineering and Quality Compliance Department.
Mr. Sperko is a Vice chairman of the ASME Welding and Brazing Subcommittee IX and a member of several of its subgroups. He is a member of ASME Subcommittee III, Nuclear Components, Subgroup on Materials, Fabrication and Examination, Past-chairman of ASME B31.9, Building Services Piping, member of B31 Standards Committee, member of AWS Committee D10 on Pipe and Tube, and Chairman of AWS International Standards Activities Committee and US representative to ISO TC 44.