Quality Magazine

Mistras Group Names VP, Asset Integrity Management Services

November 14, 2008

Princeton Junction, NJ - Mistras Group, Inc. has combined its Inspection Engineering Services and enterprise PCMS Software resources worldwide in order to create an Asset Integrity Management Services (AIMS) Center of Excellence (COE). Jim Redmon, presently PCMS Division Manager has been elevated to the position of Vice President for the AIMS COE. Jim will focus the COE to utilize the knowledge and resources from the entire MISTRAS Group that includes engineering services, PCMS Software, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Fitness for Services (FFS), online web based NDT solutions and internet customer reporting and data management and archiving.

Jim Redmon has led the development and implementation of PCMS Software for the past 13 years that has resulted in hundreds of users worldwide. During this time, Jim has focused on understanding the needs for NDT inspection services, data cataloguing, reporting and managing for customer compliance codes and governmental needs and regulations in order to extend the life of their major assets. The new AIMS COE, along with MISTRAS’s existing engineering and information technologies, will rely heavily on emerging mechanical integrity and RBI methodologies and practices to offer innovative implementation solutions to customers in a wide variety of industries. The new AIMS methodologies will be key drivers in customer’s future buying decisions and will influence major portions of their capital as well as maintenance budgets.

“The introduction of Risk Based Inspection (RBI) methodology into PCMS provides MISTRAS with a tremendous opportunity to grow the mechanical integrity business line,” said Jim Redmon. “Our existing customers have been asking for this new technology and need help implementing it into their existing inspection programs. MISTRAS is poised to meet this growing demand, not only in PCMS-software, but also for trained and certified RBI implementers and facilitators.”

Dr. Sotirios J. Vahaviolos, chairman and CEO of the MISTRAS Group says, “Jim Redmon’s PCMS tutelage and seamless RBI integration into PCMS gives our existing and new customers the productivity improvements needed for their inspection data storage, visualization, and decision making. We are committed to technology based solutions and have considerably increased the resources to PCMS for continuous improvement and customer implementation requests. In his new position we expect Jim to grow PCMS and RBI to new levels and create an organization and staff that deliver exceptional value to our customers.”