Dr. Chris Alexander, PE is the Founder and President of ADV Integrity, Inc. He has 30 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. Last year ADV Integrity served more than 70 clients working on 300 projects involving full-scale testing, material testing, failure analysis, and finite element modeling.
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.