Pipeline Inspection Group Appoints New Vice President

Derek Kernan. Photo courtesy of NDT Global.Ultrasonic inspection and pipeline integrity management company NDT Global (Dublin, Ireland) recently announced the senior appointment of Derek Kernan as vice president of quality management. 

In this new role, Kernan holds overall responsibility for quality management, including global quality services for all aspects of the company’s global business. This includes document control, corrective action systems, continuous improvement, internal auditing, supplier quality management, and quality assurance for data services.

According to the company, Kernan brings a wealth of experience in organization building, team direction, strategy development, process improvement, customer relations, and problem solving. Throughout his career, he has had extensive experience in the United States, Europe, and other international locations in the areas of quality and product improvements in highly regulated and competitive environments.

“I am excited to be joining NDT Global and look forward to working closely with the excellent team already in place,” Kernan says. “We have great technology and products—combined with a loyal and expanding customer base. I aim to strengthen our global quality team, aligning the capabilities of our people, processes, procedures, and products with the needs and expectations of our customers.”

The company says the appointment of Kernan to the executive leadership team continues its commitment to developing service offerings to meet future industry needs.

The company has offices in eight countries around the world, with an inspection fleet providing a full range of inline inspection services for onshore and offshore pipelines. The range of services includes geometry and deformation inspection, metal loss and crack inspection, defect assessment, and fitness-for-purpose investigations.

Source: NDT Global, www.ndt-global.com.