SmallKirkseyhydrotest Fab Spotlight: Paul Kirksey

Name: Paul Kirksey

Job Description:

Quality Assurance (QA) Manager & Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager

About Paul:

Paul Kirksey was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He currently resides with his wife, Missy, in St. Charles, MO.  This July, they will be married 29 years! He has three children ages 26, 23 & 21.  Paul has worked at EPIC for one year as a full time employee.

Past Experience:

  • Attended Hobart Institute for Welding Technology – he studied welding inspection and Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC).
  • Certified Welding Inspector and Supervisor by the American Welding Society (AWS).
  • Business Leader for Febreze Packing for fourteen years at P&G.

Most Challenging EPIC Project:

“There is a set of skids containing a complicated process system that I am currently working on. There is a lot to inspect on it. One big challenge is testing all the piping for leaks – there is a lot of piping of various sizes.”

Most Rewarding Project at EPIC:

“From the smallest to the largest project, they are all rewarding. This year we received our ASME U stamp and National Board R Stamp. Completing the certification process was personally rewarding and allows EPIC to manufacture and repair coded pressure vessels.  This was a capability we previously had to outsource.”

                                                              What Paul likes most about EPIC:


“My co-workers are great.They are knowledgeable in their trades and it is easy to learn from people like that.”


Paul likes to hunt waterfowl and upland birds.  He belongs to a duck club and enjoys traveling to hunt. He also trains his dog, Ali, and he likes to watch hockey. 

Interesting Fact:

Paul serves on the 2013 REC Committee, which plans social events for EPIC employees and their families.

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