RICHMOND, Va., May 09, 2013 –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Integrated Global Services (IGS) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Tom Naughton, who joins the IGS team as the Vice President – Business Development & Welding Technology. Naughton will lead IGS efforts in terms ofglobal business development of weld overlay-focused opportunities. During over 30 years at WSI/Aquilex, Naughton served as a welder and worked his way up through the organization into a variety of roles, most recently VP-International Support and GM of their Arabian joint venture.
“Naughton’s depth of experience, leadership acumen and track record of success are exactly what the Company needs for its next major phase of growth.”
Additionally, IGS has hired Boady Stewart as a Mechanical Production Manager. Stewart comes to IGS with over 35 years of experience with companies such as Brahma Group, Foster Wheeler and TUV, performing construction and maintenance in power and paper plants throughout North America, with a particular specialization in circulating fluidized bed boilers. Recent key personnel hires include Rob Kappus and Tri Shrestha. Kappus joins IGS as Regional Sales Manager – Southeast U.S. from Alstom Power, where he worked as a field service engineer for seven years. Shrestha is joining IGS as Senior Materials Engineer within the IGS Technology Center, where he will support IGS in the development and application of technical solutions for customer problems around the world.
Naughton’s appointment and hire of these key personnel comes during another year of strong growth for the company. “IGS is experiencing double-digit growth and great customer interest from refineries, power plants and paper/pulp mills with the unique services and solutions we provide,” said Rich Crawford, President and CEO of IGS. “Naughton’s depth of experience, leadership acumen and track record of success are exactly what the Company needs for its next major phase of growth.”
To support future growth, Integrated Global Services recently acquired a 70,000-square-foot building in Richmond, Va., which will serve as IGS’s new global headquarters. “Our new, world-class facility will house our new metallurgical laboratory, greatly expanded operations center and shop production facility,” Crawford said. “That’s more than double the size of our current facility.”
IGS is the leader in the technological innovation and application of surface protection systems to solve corrosion and erosion problems in challenging operating environments. IGS designs solutions that increase plant reliability, increase equipment availability and reduce unplanned downtime. IGS has its own accredited Technology Research Center in Richmond, Va., USA, dedicated to the ongoing research and design of on-site and shop applied Metalspray®, ceramic coatings and automated weld overlay systems. IGS solutions are designed by coupling its extensive evaluation process with the largest database of erosion and corrosion test results in the world, unmatched global industry experience, and partnerships with some of the most advanced research and customer-sponsored laboratories in the world.
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