THE TEAM

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DR. CHRIS ALEXANDER, PE

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

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Dr. Chris Alexander, PE is the Founder and President of ADV Integrity, Inc. He has more than 25 years’ experience in designing, evaluating, and testing a wide range of technologies, including the use of composite materials in repairing high pressure pipelines and offshore risers. Chris has been personally involved in assessing the effects of dents and mechanical damage on the structural integrity of onshore and offshore pipelines. His work has involved finite element analysis, in situ monitoring, and full-scale destructive testing.

He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, where as an undergraduate student he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Ross Volunteer Company, and Drum Major in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Chris has authored more than 130 technical papers and has made presentations internationally on various subjects.

Chris spends time outside of work with his wife, Tanya, and their three children and son-in-law. He is an avid reader, Bible teacher, enjoys running, periodic golfer, flies radio-controlled airplanes, past Chairman of the Rosehill Christian School Board, and is an Elder at Magnolia Bible Church. He is author of Be the Beans and co-hosts the Business by the Books podcast with his daughter, Ashley.

CHANTZ DENOWH, PhD, PE

VICE PRESIDENT

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Dr. Chantz Denowh has spent the last seven years conducting full-scale testing and analysis to create, calibrate, and validate integrity assessments and remediation methods for the midstream industry. At ADV Integrity, Chantz is the Direct of Lab Operations and specializes full-scale test design. Chantz also has expertise in the integrity assessment and testing of spoolable pipe products including API 15S qualification tests and the use of spoolable pipes for pipeline remediation.

Chantz received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical engineering from Montana State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, a published author, and is involved with several professional organizations, including ASME.

Chantz grew up in Montana, where he met his wife Bridget, whom he married in 2018. Bridget and Chantz enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and skiing. In his spare time, Chantz also does woodwork and builds furniture for their home.

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CHANTZ DENOWH, PhD, PE

VICE PRESIDENT

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Dr. Chantz Denowh has spent the last seven years conducting full-scale testing and analysis to create, calibrate, and validate integrity assessments and remediation methods for the midstream industry. At ADV Integrity, Chantz is the Direct of Lab Operations and specializes full-scale test design. Chantz also has expertise in the integrity assessment and testing of spoolable pipe products including API 15S qualification tests and the use of spoolable pipes for pipeline remediation.

Chantz received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical engineering from Montana State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, a published author, and is involved with several professional organizations, including ASME.

Chantz grew up in Montana, where he met his wife Bridget, whom he married in 2018. Bridget and Chantz enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and skiing. In his spare time, Chantz also does woodwork and builds furniture for their home.

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ATUL GANPATYE, PE

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Atul has over 12 years of engineering consulting experience specializing in integrity assessment of onshore and offshore equipment. His focus areas have included offshore and onshore and casing integrity, weak point assessments, global finite element analysis, and engineering support for failure analysis. He has been involved with several hindcasting efforts directed toward simulating failure modes in well systems. At ADV, Atul is a senior associate who works on pipe performance and failure modes, inspection techniques, and repair technologies through full-scale testing and analysis.

He received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University and his M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineering in the state of Texas.

Outside of work, Atul spends time with his wife of 19 years and his two children. He also enjoys painting with watercolors and performing martial arts.

RYAN HOLLOMAN, PhD

STAFF CONSULTANT

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Dr. Ryan Holloman has industry experience since 2014 and specializes in fracture mechanics-based fitness-for-service of oil and gas pipelines. At ADV Integrity, he guides clients with their pipeline integrity issues by using engineering critical analysis and full-scale testing. Prior to joining ADV, he held an engineering staff position at ExxonMobil, where he was responsible for fitness-for-service of existing fixed equipment.

Before working in the energy industry, he worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a physicist while earning his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. His doctoral work investigated a shock loading application of a novel cellular structure. Ryan also holds an M.S. and B.S. in Physics from the University of Tennessee and the University of Northern Colorado.

He and his wife Katie have lived in The Woodlands, TX, since 2014 and have two children, James, and Caroline. His interests outside of work include cycling, weight training, and exploring new places with his family.

RYAN HOLLOMAN, PhD

STAFF CONSULTANT

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Dr. Ryan Holloman has industry experience since 2014 and specializes in fracture mechanics-based fitness-for-service of oil and gas pipelines. At ADV Integrity, he guides clients with their pipeline integrity issues by using engineering critical analysis and full-scale testing. Prior to joining ADV, he held an engineering staff position at ExxonMobil, where he was responsible for fitness-for-service of existing fixed equipment.

Before working in the energy industry, he worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a physicist while earning his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. His doctoral work investigated a shock loading application of a novel cellular structure. Ryan also holds an M.S. and B.S. in Physics from the University of Tennessee and the University of Northern Colorado.

He and his wife Katie have lived in The Woodlands, TX, since 2014 and have two children, James, and Caroline. His interests outside of work include cycling, weight training, and exploring new places with his family.

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AHMED HASSANIN

ASSOCIATE

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As a young engineer, Ahmed has built an excellent reputation in Finite Element Analysis and validates results with testing. Part of his work as an analyst is problem identification, which is a key aspect of any Finite Element model. Using ADV Integrities full-scale testing facility Ahmed can validate the numerical results from the FEA with experimental testing. This aspect is important because Ahmed can correlate a model’s output with the test lab’s actual experienced behavior.

Ahmed received his B.S and M.S in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston. He was an adjunct lecturer on strength in materials, computer-aided design, and fluid mechanics after completing his degrees.

Ahmed is also a partner in a family-owned coffee shop and juice bar in Los Angeles, CA. When Ahmed is not at work, he and his wife, Amanda, enjoy working out and hiking together with their dog, Sky. In his spare time, Ahmed also enjoys drawing.

EMMANUEL VALENCIA

ENGINEERING INTERN

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Emmanuel started as an intern at ADV Integrity, specializing in machined learning integration, data analysis, and operations automation. Now, as an engineering assistant, Emmanuel works alongside the other engineers on their projects.

Emmanuel received B.S in Mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in May of 2020. He is currently working on his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is expected to graduate from Texas A&M in 2022. The work that Emmanuel does at ADV Integrity and his research for his master go hand in hand. He currently collects globally available data from the industry and integrates machined learning to see future predictions.

When Emmanuel is not busy with school and work, he serves his community through a Latino Bible study, Destino. He also plays the piano for his church and enjoys watching movies.

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EMMANUEL VALENCIA

ENGINEERING INTERN

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Emmanuel started as an intern at ADV Integrity, specializing in machined learning integration, data analysis, and operations automation. Now, as an engineering assistant, Emmanuel works alongside the other engineers on their projects.

Emmanuel received B.S in Mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in May of 2020. He is currently working on his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is expected to graduate from Texas A&M in 2022. The work that Emmanuel does at ADV Integrity and his research for his master go hand in hand. He currently collects globally available data from the industry and integrates machined learning to see future predictions.

When Emmanuel is not busy with school and work, he serves his community through a Latino Bible study, Destino. He also plays the piano for his church and enjoys watching movies.

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WENDY COURTRIGHT

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Wendy Courtright has been with Chris Alexander since 2011 serving previously as his assistant and now as Vice President of Operations at ADV Integrity, Inc. for the last 3 years.

Having served in a support capacity and as an Executive Assistant for a financial planning firm in the Philadelphia area and then at Wheaton College in Illinois, Wendy has tremendous experience and strength in organization and facilitating the many demanding tasks and aspects needed to help Chris in his leadership role at ADV Integrity.

Additionally, as co-founder and Vice President of IDT EXPO, her relationship skills and team building help to create successful events and make integral connections between technology companies and the full-scale testing services that ADV Integrity offers to the pipeline industry.

Wendy is a Pennsylvania native and met her husband, Brian, online, while she worked in Illinois. After a short long-distance relationship, they married in 2001 and have since lived in the greater Houston area. In her spare time and those early work-out mornings, she is passionate about health and fitness and loves to spend time with her husband.