Stephone Elam to Lead Operations at Premium Inspection & Testing Group

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.


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 

Michelle Harnish