Stephone Elam to Lead Operations at Premium Inspection & Testing Group

HOUSTON, TX – November 13, 2018 – PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP today announced the appointment of Mr. Stephone Elam to the position of Vice President, Operations. 

Mr. Elam is a 20+ year nondestructive testing (NDT) veteran who is highly experienced in the business and operational aspects of providing best-in-class service and solutions to industry clients across multiple sectors. Mr. Elam was most recently in a management role in Business Development for Team Industrial Services.  Prior to that, Mr. Elam was Director of Operations for Acuren Inspection for fifteen years.

Mr. Rodney Bonvillain, Chief Executive Officer of Premium Inspection & Testing Group, said: “Mr. Elam has built a decades-long leadership career in our industry and understandsthe unique needs and requirements of asset owners for top quality NDT, as well as the challenges and opportunities on the service provider side. Stephone has proven time and again that he knows how to successfully lead and manage NDT operations and technical personnel with the goals of customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and strategic growth, while prioritizing safety above all else. We are confident that he will play a key role in helping us successfully manage our growing business and ensuring that we continue delivering exceptional service.” 

Understanding the importance of building professional relationships and giving back to the NDT industry, Mr. Elam also serves as a Regional Director for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) in Region 8 and founded the Acadiana Section (Louisiana) of the Society. He is a graduate of the Nondestructive Testing, Materials Engineering program at Louisiana Technical College – T.H. Harris Campus.

ABOUT PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP

Premium Inspection & Testing Group, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a family of best-in-class companies working together as one team to safely deliver exceptional services to its clients through unparalleled knowledge, experience and technology leadershipWith decades of know-how from serving virtually every industrial sector and application requiring top notch inspection, testing, calibration and quality management solutions, Premium Group provides the valuable, reliable and actionable information needed for its customers to make sound, engineering-based decisions regarding the fitness for service of its assets, components and weldments, while also ensuring full regulatory compliance during manufacturing, installation and in the field.  Premium Group’s Operating Divisions serve clients regionally from main locations in Baton Rouge, LA, Davenport, IA, St. Louis, MO, Gonzales, LA, Mobile, AL, Lake Charles, LA, Lombard, IL, Waterloo, IA, Plant City, FL and Newark, DE, as well as nested sites at customer facilities nationwide. For more information, visit www.pitinc.com. 

 
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Premium Inspection & Testing Group Welcomes New Leaders to its Pipeline Integrity Team

OCTOBER 18, 2018 – PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bradford Edwards and Mr. Ethan Nelson to key leadership roles in the company’s Pipeline Integrity Services team.

Mr. Bradford Edwards has recently joined Premium Group as Service Line Manager, Pipeline Integrity.  Mr. Edwards is a 20+ year operations and business process inline inspection (ILI) veteran who leverages client and provider expertise in ILI inspection and the pipeline industry to bring quality nondestructive testing (NDT) services to industry clients.  Mr. Edwards was most recently Chief Executive Officer at NDT Global LLC USA with full business responsibility for the company’s U.S. operations, including leading a large, diverse team and achieving record revenue growth.  Prior to that, Mr. Edwards was Vice President/Global Manager, Data Analysis for NDT Global LLC and has also held variousengineering, product and account management positions related to pipeline and fixed asset integrity at companies including Chevron Energy Technology Company and Rosen USA.

Previously serving as Advanced Services Supervisor at Premium Group’s Capitol Division, Mr. Ethan Nelson has accepted the position of Operations Manager, based in the company’s Mobile, AL office. Mr. Nelson holds professional certifications which include: MT-II, PT-II, RT-II, UTSW-II, PAUT-II, AWS-CWI, NACE CIP-2, API-510, API-1169. He has in-depth field experience in performing high quality NDT inspections on a wide range of client assets including pipelines, tanks, turbines and vessels, while focusing on maintaining a safe and productive work environment. His supervisory skills include the generation and maintenance of inspection records, conformance verification to multiple inspection criteria, personnel scheduling and staffing as well as maintaining successful customer relationships and communications. Mr. Nelson’s previous positions also include Project Supervisor – Pipeline for GE Inspection Services.

Mr. Rodney Bonvillain, Chief Executive Officer of Premium Inspection & Testing Group, said: “Pipeline integrity services is a strategic and growing business line for Premium Group, with many opportunities continuously emerging. We are pleased to welcome these two highly capable professionals as leaders in this area.  Both have a proven track record in prioritizing and delivering exceptional service, which is the cornerstone of our company’s commitment to our customers.” 

ABOUT PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP

Premium Inspection & Testing Group, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a family of best-in-class companies working together as one team to safely deliver exceptional services to its clients through unparalleled knowledge, experience and technology leadershipWith decades of know-how from serving virtually every industrial sector and application requiring top notch inspection, testing, calibration and quality management solutions, Premium Group provides the valuable, reliable and actionable information needed for its customers to make sound, engineering-based decisions regarding the fitness for service of its assets, components and weldments, while also ensuring full regulatory compliance during manufacturing, installation and in the field.  Premium Group’s Operating Divisions serve clients regionally from main locations in Baton Rouge, LA, Davenport, IA, St. Louis, MO, Gonzales, LA, Mobile, AL, Lake Charles, LA, Lombard, IL, Waterloo, IA, Plant City, FL and Newark, DE, as well as nested sites at customer facilities nationwide. For more information, visit www.pitinc.com. 

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Premium Inspection & Testing Group Acquires Quality Testing Services, Inc.

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 21, 2018 – PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP today announced the acquisition of Quality Testing Services, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), a recognized leader in nondestructive testing (NDT), calibration, training and consulting throughout the Midwestern United States.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Scott Zimmer, President of Quality Testing Services, Inc., said: “At Quality Testing Services, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best nondestructive testing, training and calibration services available.  Our decision to join Premium Group is a natural progression in our long-term growth strategy.  Both of our companies’ missions and core values are very much aligned on delivering exceptional service. We look forward to the many opportunities that being part of Premium’s top-notch organization will bring for the benefit of our customers and our employees.” 

Mr. Rodney Bonvillain, Chief Executive Officer of Premium Inspection & Testing Group, said: “We are pleased to welcome Quality Testing Services into our company. They are a well-respected service provider that has a solid reputation for quality, professionalism and customer satisfaction. Adding scale and complementing our existing operations particularly in the Midwest, this acquisition enables us to broaden our range of available services, expand the markets we serve and further strengthen our core capabilities and expertise.”

Remaining based in St. Louis, MO, Quality Testing Services will be integrated into the company brand as Premium Inspection & Testing Group – QTS Division and will continue to be headed by Scott Zimmer.

ABOUT QUALITY TESTING SERVICES, INC.

For more than two decades, Quality Testing Services, Inc., based in St. Louis, MO, has been providing critical nondestructive testing, inspection, safety and asset integrity services to clients throughout a broad scope of industries. Wherever the need, Quality Testing provides reliable, expedient, and cost-effective nondestructive testing and inspection services in a professional manner. In addition to its NDT services being NADCAP accredited andapproved, the company is also a FAA Part 145 Repair Station and holds many other licenses, approvals, and accreditations. As an authorized ASNT examination center approved to administer IRRSP and Level 3 Exams, Quality Testing Services’ expert NDT training and consulting services are designed to qualify and prepare candidates for certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, CP-189, MIL-STD and/or customer guidelines. Being a leading Nadcap™accredited, nondestructive testing laboratory, Quality Testing Services provides a full range of ISO/IEC 17025 A2LA accredited calibration services, including; NDT Test Equipment, Physical Dimensional, Torque, Temperature, Pressure, Electrical DC/Low Freq., RF/ MW, Balances and Scales, Mechanical, and Light. For more information, visit www.qualitytesting.com.

ABOUT PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP

Premium Inspection & Testing Group, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a family of best-in-class companies working together as one team to safely deliver exceptional services to its clients through unparalleled knowledge, experience and technology leadershipWith decades of know-how from serving virtually every industrial sector and application requiring top notch inspection, testing, calibration and quality management solutions, Premium Group provides the valuable, reliable and actionable information needed for its customers to make sound, engineering-based decisions regarding the fitness for service of its assets, components and weldments, while also ensuring full regulatory compliance during manufacturing, installation and in the field.  Premium Group’s Operating Divisions serve clients regionally from main locations in Baton Rouge, LA, Davenport, IA, Newark, DE, Gonzales, LA, Mobile, AL, Lake Charles, LA, Lombard, IL, Waterloo, IA, Plant City, FL and now St. Louis, MO as well as nested sites at customer facilities nationwide. For more information, visit www.pitinc.com. 

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Premium Group Announced New VP Business Development & Marketing

In the newly created position of Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for Premium Inspection & Testing Group, Beau Kinsey is responsible for sales and marketing efforts company-wide.

Prior to joining the Premium Group team, Beau held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at IOS Inspection (an L.B. Foster Company) and Sales Manager for Precision Pipe Rentals, providing inspection and repair services to the upstream and midstream oil and gas sector. He was a Construction Management major at the University of Houston and has held various positions throughout his 14 year career serving the construction and energy industries. 

 
 
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Premium Group Welcomes Tressa Fuller as HR Director

Tressa Fuller has joined Premium Inspection & Testing Group as its Director of Human Resources.

With over 18 years of human resources experience with a specialization in talent management including workforce planning, performance management, employee development, employee engagement, and employee relations. She also has significant experience managing recruiting, benefits, compensation and compliance issues. Ms. Fuller was most recently employed as Director of Human Resources for CSRS, Inc.  Ms. Fuller earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University and received additional certifications and continuing education from LSU and Central Michigan.  She is a member of Society for Human Resource Management and Women in Staffing and Employment (WISE).

 
 
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Employee Profile: Brandon Duvall

"Why I Do What I do"

Brandon Duvall, Business Development Manager at Premium Group's Capitol Division, spends some of his time at Baton Rouge Community College teaching students about NDT. In a recent interview about this initiative, Brandon explained: "I share insight from industry knowledge and experiences I’ve gained throughout my career to help them understand how they can contribute to a safer world. My desire is for them to understand NDT helps to prevent accidents and protect the environment we live in." Read full interview here

 

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Premium Inspection & Testing Group Announces New Chief Operating Officer

HOUSTON, TX – Premium Inspection & Testing Group today announced that Mr. Justin Jarski has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jarski has assumed direct responsibility for day-to-day management, support, and communications with the company’s operational leadership in all divisions, including several members of its support services group.  

Mr. Jarski was most recently General Manager of Cleaver-Brooks, a provider of boiler systems sales and services. His other prior experience includes serving as Vice President at Inspection Oilfield Services, a leading provider of piping and tooling inspection services as well as holding various other senior management positions at leading organizations in the industrial and inspection industry. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and has an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Louisiana State University.

Other recent changes to the company’s organization include Mr. Rodney Bonvillain moving to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Premium Inspection and Testing Group. Previously President of Capitol Ultrasonics, as division of Premium Inspection & Testing Group, with over 35 years of experience in the testing and inspection sector, Mr. Bonvillain will be working closely with the Board of Directors and Premium Group’s senior managers to implement and guide the strategic direction and growth of the company.

ABOUT PREMIUM INSPECTION & TESTING GROUP

Premium Inspection & Testing Group, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a family of best-in-class companies working together as one team to safely deliver exceptional services to its clients through unparalleled knowledge, experience and technology leadership. With decades of know-how from serving virtually every industrial sector and application requiring top notch inspection, testing and quality management solutions, Premium Group provides the valuable, reliable and actionable information needed for its customers to make sound, engineering-based decisions regarding the fitness for service of its assets, components and weldments, while also ensuring full regulatory compliance during manufacturing, installation and in the field.  Premium Group’s Operating Divisions include Capitol Ultrasonics LLC (Baton Rouge, LA), Quad City Testing Laboratories LLC (Davenport, IA), Quad City Calibration (Davenport, IA) and Premium Inspection Services (Newark, DE). For more information, visit www.pitinc.com.

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Landbros Aerial Joins Forces with Premium Inspection and Testing Group

BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 19, 2017 – Premium Inspection and Testing Group today announced that it has acquired LandBros Aerial, a leading industrial drone services provider based in Baton Rouge, LA. 

The services and capabilities of Landbros Aerial will be integrated as a specialized department within Capitol Ultrasonics LLC, an Operating Division of Premium Inspection and Testing Group and will retain its current leadership.

Commenting on the announcement, Danny Landry, President of LandBros Aerial said: "LandBros is excited to bring our strengths to the Premium Inspection and Testing Group team and continuing to stay at the forefront of the industrial drone market."

"As a result of our employees’ strong commitment to safety, quality, and customer service, our company has experienced many great years of growth and achievement," stated Rodney Bonvillain, Chief Operating Officer of Premium Inspection and Testing Group and President of Capitol Ultrasonics LLC. "Going forward, our partnership with LandBros will provide us with additional opportunities to serve our customers nationwide by integrating these emerging technologies into the industrial field and allowing us to continue building on our history of success."

About LandBros Aerial

LandBros Aerial was founded in 2014 and provides a variety of FAA approved drone-based services to the commercial and industrial sectors. For more information, please visit: www.landbros.com

About Premium Inspection and Testing Group

Premium Inspection and Testing Group, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a family of best-in-class companies working together as one team to safely deliver exceptional services to its clients through unparalleled knowledge, experience and technology leadership. With decades of know-how from serving virtually every industrial sector and application requiring top notch inspection, testing and quality management solutions, Premium Group provides the valuable, reliable and actionable information needed for its customers to make sound, engineering-based decisions regarding the fitness for service of its assets, components and weldments, while also ensuring full regulatory compliance during manufacturing, installation and in the field.  Premium Group’s Operating Divisions include Capitol Ultrasonics LLC (Baton Rouge, LA), Quad City Testing Laboratories LLC (Davenport, IA), Quad City Calibration (Davenport, IA) and Premium Inspection Services (Newark, DE). For more information, visit www.pitinc.com

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Premium Inspection & Testing, Inc. Welcomes Capitol Ultrasonics

HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) MARCH 26, 2016

Premium Inspection & Testing, Inc., headquartered in Houston, TX, announced today it has joined forces with Capitol Ultrasonics, LLC, a leading NDT/NDE services firm based in Baton Rouge, LA. Capitol Ultrasonics will retain its name and current leadership. 

Premium Inspection and Testing, Inc. was formed with the strategy of building a truly differentiated NDT company focused on providing exceptional service to both its customers and people. "As partners, we have the opportunity to continue Capitol's legacy of safety, quality, and exceptional service delivery," stated Jim Treat, Chairman of the Board, Premium Inspection & Testing, Inc. "We are excited about this opportunity, and our combined organization will set the bar for our industry with an incredible value proposition for our clients."

"As a result of our employees’ strong commitment to safety, quality, and customer service, our company has experienced many great years of growth and achievement," stated Rodney Bonvillain, President, Capitol Ultrasonics. "Going forward, our partnership with Premium will provide us with additional opportunities and resources to build on this history of success."

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About Premium Inspection, Inc. 
Premium Inspection & Testing is a leading Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and inspection services platform. Through its operating subsidiaries, Permian NDT, Premium Integrity Services, Quad City Calibration, and Quad City Testing Laboratory, Premium provides critical inspection, quality control, safety and asset integrity services to customers across a diverse range of industries and locations. http://www.pitinc.com

About Capitol Ultrasonics, LLC
Capitol Ultrasonics, founded in 1972, provides a full range of conventional and advanced NDT/NDE services as well as visual inspection and support services across a variety of industries including Petrochemical and Refinery, Mid-Stream Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing. http://www.capitolut.com

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