BOXBOROUGH, MA TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions, a full-service inspection, testing and certification company, named Monty McDonough operations manager for the Gulf Coast region and Ken Taylor Senior regional sales representative for the Birmingham, Ala., area.

The appointments are representative of TRIS growth as the company transitions to offer the most comprehensive range of advanced non-destructive testing services to the North American market.

McDonough is responsible for all operations of the Houston, Tex., office, including development and implementation of processes, procedures and policies as well as performance tracking and evaluation. He brings over 12 years of experience in transport pipeline integrity, including inspection and management of transport pipelines and business development.

Most recently, McDonough served as business development manager for Pipeline Integrity Services with Applus RTD USA in Houston and as pipeline integrity technologist at Chevron, also in Houston, where he was responsible for the inspection and repairs of approximately 700 miles of pipeline. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from University of Houston. McDonough resides in Houston.

In his new role with TRIS, Taylor is responsible for serving manufacturers and projects in the Southeastern U.S. with a focus on chemical, oil and gas companies.

Prior to joining TRIS, Taylor served as technical sales representative for Olympus Scientific Solutions in Waltham, Mass., for over eight years covering Ala., Miss., Tenn., southwest Kentucky, eastern Arkansas, and northwestern Florida.

He specialized in remote visual inspection equipment, portable NDT and high-speed video products. He worked with clients in a range of industries, including automotive, aviation, oil and gas, military and power generation. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He resides in Birmingham, Ala.

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