Newsroom - Sep 20, 2021
Integrated Global Services (IGS) Invests through the Pandemic, Welcomes Industry Experts
Integrated Global Services (IGS, www.integratedglobal.com), the global leader in surface protection for mission-critical equipment, is pleased to announce the recent hire of a number of experienced executives and operational staff in North America and Asia.
Mark Smith and William Nixon joined the North American organization with over 30 years of experience protecting critical assets for power, paper, agrichemical, and other industries, they were joined by executives Kevin Phillips and Dale Edwards; operations leaders Siano Salmon, Brien Juriga, Rodney Bolton, and Dennis Mercer; and nearly 20 thermal spray technicians with over 150 years of combined field experience.
In Asia, Peter Castiglione has joined the Company as SVP, APAC Operations. Castiglione started his journey of protecting customers’ high opportunity cost equipment from corrosion and erosion nearly 40 years ago at Metalspray, predecessor to IGS, and now his career has come full circle. After nearly 20 years with Metalspray, Castiglione founded Boiler Inspection Services and became owner and CEO of Whertec, later acquired by Castolin Eutectic Group. Castiglione commented: “Having watched the incredible success of IGS and its leadership team over the past 10 years, I was delighted to accept an executive role as Senior Vice President in IGS’s APAC region. My mandate is to continue to provide unmatched service to our customers through safe, reliable, innovative solutions to customers’ surface technology needs. I am excited to be able to leverage my leadership experience and industry knowledge to contribute to the continued growth of the High Velocity Thermal Spray (HVTS) cladding business at IGS.”
In addition to Castiglione, Pete Johnson, Phillip Williams, and 12 full-time thermal spray technicians with a wealth of experience in protective coatings have joined IGS’s growing APAC team. With nearly 10 years at Belzona Polymerics in engineering and business development roles, Johnson, a NACE Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector, joined IGS as Director – O&G Business Development. Williams joined as Director of Business Development – Oceania, bringing nearly 35 years of successful industrial and technical sales experience at Belzona Polymerics and other companies.
Tough Times not a Hindrance to Growth
The hire of these key personnel comes during what has been a tough year for many on-site industrial contractors, as many customers deferred their planned maintenance activities. “Our continued investment in building a world-class organization with the best people demonstrates our commitment to our clients and the support we’ve received from our private equity sponsors, J.F. Lehman & Co,” said Rich Crawford, President and CEO of IGS. “This team’s depth of experience, leadership acumen and track record of success are second to none in the on-site surface protection industry.”
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 High Velocity Thermal Spray (HVTS), Cetek ceramic coatings, Hot-tek fired heater maintenance services, and environmental products. 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.
J.F. Lehman & Company (“JFLCO”) is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors. Alex Harman, a Partner with JFLCO, remarked: “The Company is an excellent fit with our investment strategy given its 30+ year history of innovation and growth, long-term partnerships with leading customers and talented global workforce. We are pleased to continue supporting IGS in its next phase of growth.”