David Finke - Chief Instructor

For the past 12 years, Mr. Finke has operated maritime technical training and consulting businesses that offer quality assurance education for commercial and naval clients in areas such as welding, NDT inspection, OSHA safety, quality management (ISO 9001) and work ethics. Catering to the local region in Southeastern Virginia, Eagle Crest Training Institute and Eagle Crest Enterprises, Ltd also provide NDT Level III Examiner services in welding, inspections and education, as well as process development for ship repair, naval nuclear propulsion and ship alteration. In his role with these companies and their clients, Mr. Finke manages business operations. His responsibilities include implementing process and procedure for welders and inspections and, training people in small companies with the goal of preparing tradesmen to attain national certifications from American Welding Society (AWS), American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) and American Society for Quality (ASQ). Mr. Finke holds certifications in ISO 9001 auditing, as a NDT Level III Examiner in VT, PT and MT and as a welding inspector. Named as a Master Training Specialist by the United States Navy, he has become an undisputed leader in maritime training. After more than 40 years in the maritime industry, he intends to expand Eagle Crest Training Institute into an AWS certified welding training center which will be available for maritime and construction tradesmen training. 


Associations and Certifications

  • Lifetime Member of Disabled Veterans (DAV), 52052788605
  • ASNT Member 122316, Hampton Roads ASNT Section Secretary
  • ASQ Member 63527785, ASQ Section 1114
  • AWS Member 2022589, Tidewater Section 121
  • Non-Commissioned Officer Association (NCOA), Member 008012503
  • NDT Level III Examiner Certified in VT, PT and MT Methods per MIL STD 271 & ASNT SNT-TC-1A