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 PLI Operations Foreman. 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.” 


Premium Inspection & Testing Group 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, Lake Charles, LA, Lombard, IL, Waterloo, IA and Plant City, FL, as well as nested sites at customer facilities nationwide. For more information, visit