AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – July 7, 2014 – Element Materials Technology announces the appointment of Larry Casillas to the position of Aerospace Senior Technical Advisor. The post has been created to support Element’s strategic growth plans in the Aerospace sector and will play an important role in anticipating, identifying and developing the leading-edge materials testing and qualification services required by key Prime partners.
Larry joins Element on an advisory basis and brings substantial experience to the role, having worked in the industry for over 34 years with leading international companies, including Honeywell. His diverse technical background in materials testing encompasses various chemical, metallurgical and electronic laboratory analysis techniques, all specific to Aerospace engineering and manufacturing.
Larry also holds extensive knowledge of Aerospace testing certifications, having previously held the position of chairman at the Nadcap task group for Materials Testing Laboratories for four years, where he coordinated and led the development of Nadcap requirements between suppliers and government contractors.
Of the appointment, Charles Noall, CEO and President of Element, says: “Larry’s outstanding track record demonstrates the proven ability and experience required to support our ambitious international growth plans within the Aerospace sector.”
“Element has a history of developing innovative solutions in direct consultation with clients, and Larry’s insight will help us strengthen relationships with the world’s largest manufacturers even further. His experience working for Aerospace organizations and overseeing many international locations will be of significant benefit to Element, as we reinforce our ability to offer a globally consistent service through regional laboratories and local resources.”
Larry Casillas says: “Having worked with Element staff and laboratories in one way or another for over 20 years, I know first-hand the quality of its systems, technology and people. I’m delighted to be joining at what is a very exciting time for the company, which thanks to smart acquisitions, investment in capacity and capabilities, and development of its services has a rapidly growing presence in the Aerospace market. I look forward to working with Element as the company solidifies its position as the industry’s most trusted testing partner.”
About Element:Element is a global network of laboratories with experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil and Gas and the Transportation and Industrial sectors. Their team of 1,540 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 44 facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For complete Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com.
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“Larry’s outstanding track record demonstrates the proven ability and experience required to support our ambitious international growth plans within the Aerospace sector.”
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