Graduated from Ranken Technical College with Associates Degree in Industrial Technology in 2010. Since graduating Erich has had experience in fabrication, welding, electrical, millwright work, thermography, ultrasound, laser alignments, field balancing, and vibration analysis.
ISO Cat III Vibration. Level II Thermography. Level I Ultrasound.
Responsible for helping to cultivate numerous PdM programs from infancy. This included pharmaceutical, life sciences, power generation, cement, pulp and paper, food and beverage, steel, mining, brass, chemical, and numerous other types of facilities.
Erich was the site lead for the PdM program at a nuclear medicine manufacturing facility before joining Technical Associates. His responsibilities included mentoring maintenance personnel on best lubrication practices, laser/belt alignment best practices and techniques, defining site repair/new install standards of equipment, performing thermography scans, ultrasound surveys, and field balancing components. He also championed the site vibration analysis program.
Tom has been with Technical Associates for over 30 years beginning as I&C Engineer on-site at one of our important paper plant clients for over 13 years.
He graduated from North Carolina A&T University in 1973 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently certified as an ISO Category III Vibration Analyst.
Tom transitioned into his current role as TABofC Certification Coordinator in 2012 with the following responsibilities:
Notifies certificate-holders prior to expiration date and sends application for renewal.
Reviews and approves or denies all completed recertification applications.
Processes recertification payments, documents updated status and notifies candidates of results.
Updates status of certificate-holders in ACT database and on TAC website.
Performs random surveillance on recertification applicants.
Responds to questions and inquiries from candidates and certificate-holders regarding TABofC certification policy and renewal requirements.
Proctors exam events located in the Charlotte, NC area.
Added to Technical Associates’ staff in 2013, David’s over 10 years’ hands-on experience in the automotive technology industry gives him great insight into the various mechanical systems with which Technical Associates works.
David is responsible for the coordination of our multi-level seminars for many customers designed to be held on-site in the client’s facility over a variety of industry types. It is David’s task to coordinate all on-site seminars along with our public seminar classes taught throughout the nation.
David earned his associate degree in automotive technology and is currently certified as an ISO Category III Vibration Analyst.
JAMES E. BERRY
MITCHELL J. FRANCE
Has 25 years engineering experience in design, testing and analysis on mechanical and vibration projects
Worked 7 years in the submarine design test group at Newport News Shipbuilding where he performed stress analysis, finite element modeling, modal analysis, sound and vibration testing, resonance testing, and formulating noise abatement recommendations
Since joining Technical Associates in March of 1990, Mitch has steadily enhanced his capabilities in vibration diagnostics, predictive maintenance, stress analysis, modal analysis and noise control
He has performed vibration diagnostics on a variety of machinery including centrifugal air compressors, screw compressors, machine tools, circulating fans, pumps, draw frames, refrigeration chillers and vacuum pumps
He has also assisted in vibration analysis training
Mitch received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University
Currently certified as an ISO Category IV Vibration Analyst
ALLEN (SKIP) HARTMAN, JR.
Senior Engineer / Consultant & Instructor
Has 40 years experience in vibration, balancing and acoustical analysis and is ISO Category IV certified
He began vibration and acoustics analysis services in support of new construction and overhaul contracts for the US Navy, along with developing Vibration Tests and Analysis Guides for all classes of amphibious ships
He was involved with extensive test fixture design and design of experiments for accelerated testing of automotive drive train sealing and gasket systems
He has also contributed to the development of on-line vibration monitoring systems for the pulp and paper as well as the plastics industries
While with Technical Associates, he has performed advanced rotating machinery vibration diagnostic investigations and other consulting services
He has participated in the instruction of extensive multi-level seminars & certification programs covering vibration, dynamic balancing and predictive maintenance
He has commissioned several large condition monitoring programs for corporate clients
Skip is a graduate of LeTourneau University in Longview, TX holding a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aviation Technology
Vibration Analyst / Instructor
ISO Category 3 Vibration Analyst that has been in the Vibration platform for 7 years
Certified Infrared Thermographer with vast electrical/mechanical inspection experience pertaining to thermal anomalies.
Has served many aspects of diverse manufacturing plants & its equipment ranging from, but not limited to the Steel/Automotive/Chemical/Petro-Chemical & Foundry Industries to Marine shipboard analysis.
Prior to merging as a Vibration Analyst, Julian served as a Commercial Diver for the offshore petroleum industry for 6 years with Level 2 ASNT NDT certifications in Visual/Magnetic Particle/Dye Penetrant & Ultra-Sonic Inspection practices.
MITCHELL J. FRANCE
ALLEN (SKIP) HARTMAN, JR.
ALBERTO ROMAN, JR.
Vibration Analyst & Instructor
Added to Technical Associates’ staff in 2000, Al’s 25 years experience with maintaining mechanical equipment includes over 15 years of vibration analysis and predictive maintenance
He was responsible for database setups, establishing alarm levels and repair recommendations on blowers, pumps, motors and compressors for a major dye and chemical company
Al earned an associates degree in applied science while in the Air Force and is currently certified as an ISO Category IV Vibration Analyst
Currently Al teaches the Entry and Level I Seminars
Mechanical Engineer & Instructor
Vito joined the Technical Associates’ staff in 2000 and is currently certified as an ISO Category IV Vibration Analyst
He has been a licensed instructor for TA in South Africa, permitted to lecture up to the Level 3 course and proctor Level 3 examinations
Vito has also attained Level 2 certification in the oil analysis and thermographic analysis techniques and has also given training in these two condition monitoring techniques
Vito has specialized in the implementation and management of predictive/proactive maintenance programs. He has been directly responsible in the implementation of these programs in a number of industries including mining, pulp and paper, steel and power generation
Presently, in addition to training, his main responsibilities include sales and marketing of predictive/proactive maintenance programs for Technical Associates
He obtained a BS degree in engineering in 1983 from the University of the Witwatersrand and went on to obtain a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the same university
Since earning his degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1985, Dale's accomplishments include designing electrical hardware for space launch vehicles, resolving component quality problems and constructing a portable digital TV system
He is qualified in analog circuit design, component failure analysis, and systems integration and testing
Currently a certified ISO Category IV Vibration Analyst, Dale joined Technical Associates in 2000
He supports our clients' predictive maintenance programs with machinery condition monitoring activities such as data collection, vibration diagnostics and generating reports
ALBERTO ROMAN, JR.
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