Zetec Inc. announced the hiring of Wade Jenstead as Director of Sales, Americas.

Jenstead will manage sales and business development for Zetec’s ultrasonic and eddy current technology solutions in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. He has more than 26 years of global product sales, key account, and channel partner experience in industrial NDT markets, most recently with Baker Hughes and GE Inspection Technologies.

“Wade’s experience dovetails perfectly with our continued growth in aerospace, oil and gas, military, manufacturing, and other industries in the Americas while supporting our leadership in NDT for power-generation markets,” said Wayne Wilkinson, President of Zetec. “We’re excited to see Wade leverage his expertise and bring our innovative ultrasonic and eddy current technology solutions to a wider variety of customers.”

In addition to 14 years at GE, Jenstead worked at R/D Tech, the world’s leading innovator in phased array ultrasound, when it was acquired by Zetec in 2004. His hiring is a homecoming of sorts.

“Zetec has a long track record of leadership when it comes to solving the world’s most difficult inspection problems, and I’m delighted to be part of it again and guiding our sales strategy in the Americas,” said Jenstead.

Jenstead is based in Atlanta and will report to the leaders for both Eddy Current and Ultrasonic technologies.

For more information, visit www.zetec.com.