MR. JOHN CURRY is a recognized authority on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, pressure vessel design, fabrication and metallurgy. He founded and was President of Gulfex, Inc. for more than 37 years. This firm is a major producer of pressure vessels for the refining, natural gas, oil production and petrochemical industries. Since 2003, he has been a lecturer on Section VIII, Div.1 of the Code teaching engineers worldwide on pressure vessels. He consults in the field of upgrading and rerating existing pressure vessels for new service. He continues to be a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America promoting high adventure programs for older scouts. He has been teaching Biblical History for over 25 years. After completing his mechanical engineering training, he completed an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent two years in night school studying metallurgy at Rice University.