Imperium Inc., the sole developer and manufacturer of ultrasound imaging cameras for nondestructive inspection ("NDI") announced that Bruce Stetler has joined the company as vice president of global sales, NDT Products.

"I am very pleased to welcome Bruce to our organization, he brings a unique blend of a deep understanding of the NDT market and technical background that will help propel Imperium to one of the leading suppliers of NDT equipment," said Bob Lasser, president and CEO.

In his new role, Mr. Stetler will be responsible for driving the overall sales activities for Imperium as it relates to nondestructive testing. He will manage the activities of both end customers and sales channels around the world. Stetler will also help guide current and future product applications and solutions.

"I am looking forward to helping expand the company's global reach, penetrate new markets, and building on the established customer base for aerospace, industrial, manufacturing, defense and more," said Stetler.

"There isn't any technology on the market today that compares to or competes with the Acoustocam. With it's easy to use GUI on the controller and the excellent imaging resolution we will be introducing the technology into additional markets."

Involved in the nondestructive testing (NDT) industry for more than 27 years Stetler's most recent position was Midwest Regional Sales Manager and West Coast Regional Sales Manager for Olympus. Previous positions include regional technical sales and technical sales rep for RD-Tech, which involved with introducing industrial phased array ultrasonics; director of sales & marketing for US Inspection services; sales engineer for Krautkramer Branson. Stetler co-authored a paper utilizing ultrasound to correlate strength of ceramic ballistic armor panels and has been involved in ASNT for 25 years.

In addition, Stetler is past Section Chairman of the Miami Valley ASNT Chapter and has been a Member of American Welding Society (AWS) for 10 years. Stetler is a graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics with an AAS in Nondestructive testing. He also attend Ohio State University with studies in Computer Science.