Terry E. Logan

Co Founder


  • Certified Manufacturing Engineer (SME) #3025699
  • Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ) #22827
  • Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ) #02074
  • Certified Weld Inspector (AWS) #09101201
  • Registered ISO Auditor (RAB/QSA) #QO2514
  • Master Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Senior Member Status – ASQ
  • Senior Member Grade – SME
  • Previously certified in Level I and Level II Ultrasonic Inpsection



  • Two Year Weld and Fabrication Management Administration – Caterpillar, INc.
  • Quality Assurance Degree, Waubonsee Community College
  • Quality Control Certificate, Waubonsee Community College


  • Principal for Atema Inc. with offices in Chicago (USA) & Shanghai (China).
  • Quality management systems, Six Sigma and business-related training seminars for internationally recognized manufacturers.
  • Assessments of over 1,000 companies worldwide for major bridges, buildings, and Telecom industry.
  • Previous Lead Auditor for American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certification program.

Projects of Distinction

  • AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration TG 16 Orthotropic Deck Panels Committee – active member.
  • MnDOT Structural Steel Supplier Program – developed and implemented an audit program to evaluate all MnDOT bridge and component suppliers from 2008-2013.
  • Verrazano Narrows Bridge – Quality Advisor to fabricator as mandated by contractor during fabrication of 936. 60’ orthotropic deck panels.
  • Johnson Street Bridge – Project Manager overseeing the fabricator in Quality Control for the Contractor.
  • San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge – Teach and certify inspectors to AASHTO/AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code Fracture Critical requirements in a new independent certification program accepted by the state of California (Caltrans).
  • World Trade Center Transportation Hub – Counseled the inspection and code application within two large complex fabricators in three Spain locations supplying materials for the NYNJ Port Authority WTC.
  • Telecom Corporate Supply Chain – Audited Telecom suppliers, installers and tower erection crews for fiber optic, cellular and communication link lines for several Fortune 500 Telecom companies.
  • Acero Estrella – Redesigned the facility processes to accomplish a 300% increase in production throughput with the same number of personnel and eliminating the third shift. This included assisting with identifying equipment purchases, coaching reassigned personnel in new positions, and identifying opportunities in campus material flow for facility utilization.
New to certification? You've come to the right place.

Our work goes beyond preparing for AISC certification — we help prepare your company for increasing customer demands and more complex projects. Our goal: Help you certify while making minimal changes to your business methods. But, you will find it can be a business improvement consulting experience if you have that goal in mind.
You may have been certified in the past and want help getting re-certified to the current requirements.

We can help you through the entire AISC process or assist with a single procedure to give you a jump-start. But no matter how we help, you'll benefit you’ll benefit from the years of experience and depth of understanding that Atema brings to the table.

Continuing certification? Let Atema streamline the process.

Maybe your last audit didn't go smoothly. Maybe your “quality guy” moved on, or you have new team members on board who have never been through the process. You may simply want more transformative results from the process this time around – making it mean more and improving the business.

Whatever the reason, Atema can help your regular AISC audits occur on time, on budget and with minimum disruption -- all while delivering knowledge that can meaningfully transform your operations.

Adding certifications? Work with the leader.

Adding additional certification categories or endorsements not only opens the door to more work, but it's also a good time to make sure your quality processes are really performing to the current requirements.

Atema can help. We can show you how to make scope changes efficient and how to get the most out of them, embedding processes and a culture of quality that pays dividends on every job.”

Full-spectrum administrative and technical support

Atema offers:
  • Implementation assistance: Many companies find they need additional support to install new quality processes – and we’re here to help. We offer both technical and administrative support to guide your implementation process. 
  • Administrative support: If you've lost a valued assistant or your staff is not ready to take on a support role, we can help. Atema provides as-needed administrative support so you don’t miss important events or regular documentation requirements.
  • Project assistance: Our engineers and specialists can guide you through the process when you have new customers of projects.
  • CAR or DDAR resolution assistance: (You need some copy here.)