Stone Tucker Instruments Inc. was formed in September 2004 with the goal of providing the Coatings Inspection Industry in Canada with quality products at competitive prices with excellent service.
Original partners Bob Tucker and Jim Stone are well-known in the protective coatings industry.
Bob acquired extensive experience in marine coatings during his employment with Saint John Shipbuilding and Engineering from 1984 to 1988, and his tenure with Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines from 1988 to 2004. In Saint John, he was involved in supervising the new construction of three Canadian Patrol Frigates at the Saint John dry-dock and in Tracy, Quebec . Bob received his NACE Coating Inspector Certification with Marine Coatings Specialist, as well as training in the Non-Destructive Inspection processes of Ultrasonic Inspection, Magnetic Particle Inspection, and Liquid Penetrant Inspection, during his time in at Port Weller, where he held positions of Quality Assurance Manager, and Paint Superintendent. Bob was also responsible for development and implementation of the ISO 9000-2000 Quality Programme.
In addition to running Stone Tucker Instruments, Bob has continued providing coatings inspection and project management services in a variety of fields including marine, oil and gas, industrial and commercial projects. He received his diploma in Electronic Technology Engineering, and is past Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the SSPC.
Jim Stone began training as a coating inspector in 1979 under the direction of George Stone, founder of G. L. Stone Enterprises Ltd. and G. L. Stone Consulting Ltd. Recognition as a NACE-Certified Coatings Inspector was achieved in 1988. During his career, Jim has had experience in most coating fields including the marine industry, water and waste water facilities, bridges, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, refineries and offshore energy projects, railcars, and a variety of miscellaneous industrial projects. Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry and is an SSPC-Certified Protective Coatings Specialist. Since 1995, he has been the president of G. L. Stone Consulting Ltd. In addition he is a past chairman of the SSPC Ontario Chapter, and currently sits as secretary for the chapter.