Co-Located Laboratories


Our team is experienced in offering co-located NDT capabilities to manufacturers who wish to take on production programs requiring NDT but who do not have this capability in their existing facility. This option eliminates the need for the customer to purchase capital equipment, and hire a department of certified technicians. In most cases with our co-located facilities, the customer has a fixed, per-part price that makes controlling their costs easier.


David Mitchell - President


David has been involved in the nondestructive inspection of composites for 34 years. From 1977 through 2009 David ran Mitchell Laboratories, an independent testing laboratory located in Southern California which specializes in NDT of composites. In 2010 he formed Composite Inspection Solutions (CIS) in partnership with X-ray Industries. David has been involved in technical NDT management and laboratory accreditation for the last 22 years with NADCAP. He has been the NDT supplier representative for the NDT Task group on the NADCAP Management Council and currently serves as a voting supplier member. He is a past Chairman of the Greater Los Angeles Section of the American Society for Nondestructive testing, is currently the Director for Region 15 of the Section Operations Council, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National ASNT structure. David is an ASNT certified Level 3 in UT, PT, & MT methods.


Kirk Thams - VP, Business Development X-Ray Industries

Kirk has worked in the NDT business for over 30 years. He started as a technician at XRI Testing, a division of X-ray Industries and eventually worked his way up to General Manager. In 1998 he was appointed Vice President for Business Development for X-ray Industries and has led successful efforts to acquire or start-up new business entities for the corporation. X-ray Industries now has 13 locations across the country. He has a degree in nondestructive testing from the Hutchinson Area Technical Institute and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Grand Valley State University. Kirk is a Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) NAS410 NDT working group supplier member, and is a past President of the NDT Management Association. Kirk sits on the advisory board of the Kettering University Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering department, and also a member of the Engineering and Emerging Technologies Advisory committee for the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest.

Ed Green - Director, Technology Research


Ed Green is an ASNT Level 3 in the UT, RT, and PT methods. He has been working in NDT of Aerospace and Defense related composite structures for 31 years. He has managed NDT laboratories at General Dynamics, Composite Structures, Ducommun Aerospace, and Northwest Composites. Ed learned NDT at Contra Costa College, and went on to achieve an Associates degree from Chaffey College, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of LaVerne. He currently serves as the Director of Technology Research for Composite Inspection Technologies in Troy, Michigan.


David Jaeger


David has worked in the NDT Industry for over 29 years.  Upon Graduation from the Spartan School of Aeronautics NDT program in 1982, David began his career in NDT beginning with Law Engineering Testing Company, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL where he held the position of Senior Metals technician Level II / CWI . Similar positions held with Huntington Testing & Technology, Inc. and Framatome Technologies (Nuclear Service inspections) and also held Corporate NDT Level III –R&D / Manufacturing Support functions with Intermet Foundries, Inc. located in Lynchburg, VA. In 1997 David joined the Troy, MI based X-R-I Testing Company, Inc. working as Laboratory Manager in Hampton, VA through 2000 and relocating to Greenville, SC in the capacity of dedicated NDT Facility Manager, David's responsibilities included supporting GE gas turbine manufacturing as well as business development activities for X-R-I Testing Company, Inc. In 2005 David held a position of NDT Sales Engineer for Test Equipment Distributors representing the top NDT equipment vendors and suppliers in the industry. Responsible for equipment sales, NDT applications support to TED customers located in the southeastern USA. In 2011 after 29 years of NDT experience with a variety of applications and industries, Mr. Jaeger has accepted the responsibility as the Technology Sales Manager for X-Ray Industries and affiliated technology companies within the X-Ray Industries, Inc. family of companies.

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