SOURCE: West Penn Testing Group

West Penn Testing Group

October 26, 2011 10:00 ET

West Penn Testing Promotes Fletcher in Response to Expanding Markets and Opportunities

NEW KENSINGTON, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - West Penn Testing Group (, a provider of non-destructive testing and material testing services, today announced that Albert R. Fletcher, formerly general manager of West Penn Testing Group, has been named Director of Sales.

West Penn Testing reports that demand for access to the highest levels of testing expertise during the sales process, combined with advances in testing technologies and new market opportunities, underscores the value of making one of the company's top testing experts more available for day-to-day contact with customers.

"Al is a specialist in ultrasonic testing, with a Level III certification from the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing," said James DeChellis, West Penn's President/COO. "In addition, he has 40 years of testing experience in a range of inspection and testing technologies, including phased array and DGS ultrasonic testing, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiography and eddy current."

According to DeChellis, "Al's background makes him uniquely qualified within our organization to advise customers in every market we serve. Al has conducted and managed test programs or designed testing protocols for aerospace, medical, nuclear, automotive, defense, construction and energy-production customers over the course of his four-decade career. West Penn has customers active in all of these sectors and Al's experience is hard to match anywhere in industry."

"We take pride in our reputation for setting global standards in the nondestructive- and materials-testing arenas," said DeChellis. "Over his 20 years at West Penn, Al has made a powerful contribution towards building our reputation for setting testing standards."

Fletcher is a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

About West Penn Testing Group

Founded in 1952, West Penn Testing Group (WPT) offers an extensive array of independent nondestructive testing, chemical testing and material testing services. WPT serves customers in the metals, aerospace, nuclear, commercial manufacturing, military and automotive sectors. The company is headquartered in New Kensington, Penn., with operations in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. WPT is ISO-9001 and AS-9100 Registered. It is also A2LA ISO-17025 Accredited, Nadcap Accredited for ultrasonic, liquid-penetrant and magnetic-particle inspection, and is an FAA Repair Station for ultrasonic, eddy-current, liquid-penetrant and magnetic-particle inspections.

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