American Technical Institute (ATI) was created due to a lack of certified inspectors in the construction materials testing and inspections industry. In the summer of 2004 Tatum and Troy Bandy, P.E. started ATI as an on-line on-demand training school that would be self-pacing, easily accessible and available around the clock to fit the technicians and inspectors varied schedules.

Tatum S. A. BandyPresident
Ms. Bandy graduated from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas receiving her B.A. degree in History. Ms. Bandy has over eleven years experience in the construction inspections and materials testing industry. Ms. Bandy is a co-founder of ATI and oversees the day to day operations. She is responsible for all business operations including marketing, management of administrative operating assets, student registration and client relations amongst many other varied duties.
Troy B. BandyP.E., Vice President
Mr. Bandy received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University and is a registered Professional Engineer (in Nevada, Arizona and Kansas) with over nineteen years of experience in the construction inspections and materials testing industry. Mr. Bandy started in the industry as a field inspector testing and inspecting concrete, soils and asphalt. He rose through the ranks, eventually partnering to found a large geotechnical/construction materials testing and inspections company. He has served as an instructor for the College of Southern Nevada teaching Special Inspections for the Operating Engineers Local 12 in Las Vegas, NV. ATI's on-line training courses have been developed by Mr. Bandy.