Rick Scholten completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2000. He is a professional member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM). As well, Rick has his CWB Level III Welding Inspector certificate.
Throughout his career, Rick has gained considerable experience in the design, fabrication, and repair of a variety of heavy equipment, cranes, pipe layers, loaders, oil derricks, and scaffolding.
Rick is very comfortable with computer-aided 3D modeling, and has committed himself to apply Finite Element Analysis when traditional engineering methods fall short. In the past, one of his specialities was helping clients modify OEM equipment to better suit their needs.
In February 2011, Rick joined Anderson Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. and became a partner with the company shortly afterwards. He has investigated heavy equipment losses, as well as a number of structural insurance losses, including those caused by heavy snow loads, fires, and floods. Rick’s experience with welded steel fabrication and knowledge of construction practices has enhanced the company’s ability to offer product testing and design, as well as comprehensive engineering solutions for clients’ structural losses.
Rick is currently attending part-time studies at the University of Alberta, School of Business, working toward his Masters in Business Administration.