AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 16th March 2012 - Underlining Element’s commitment to support its rapidly growing customer base of clients specialized in the design and manufacture of composite and nonmetallic materials, David Podrug has recently been appointed as Element’s Advanced Materials Business Manager.
Podrug's career, spanning more than thirty years, has seen him holding senior management positions in the areas of manufacturing, operations, quality and sales with recognized market leading composite manufacturing companies including Cytec, BASF and Maibor Corporation. Prior to stepping over to Element, David was the General Manager of Orange County Materials Test Laboratory located in Anaheim, California, a position he has held since 2004.
Charles Noall, Element President and CEO said, "Composite and other non metallic materials are becoming vital to our clients in the aerospace and defense, oil and gas, power generation and transportation sectors. Advanced materials are increasingly integral to our customer’s supply chain and expanding our consulting and testing service capabilities with these materials is a key element of our commitment to be the leading provider of testing services to the sectors we service. We are working hard to expand our testing capacity and capabilities for non metallics and adding David to our team of engaged experts was a very important step for us.”
David Podrug said, "I am excited to be part of Element and to help develop our specialized capabilities in this rapidly expanding segment of the testing industry. I look forward to working with Element’s talented technical and commercial staff, many with experience in composites, adhesives, elastomers, thermoplastics, ceramics and other advanced materials. This year we have an aggressive agenda to create and provide solutions that will meet our customers growing needs. My plan is to introduce our capabilities to companies and markets worldwide and to help Element provide outstanding testing and analytical services.”
Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of 1,800 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 51 facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com.
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