Brandon McVaugh of Souderton, PA, has been named to the newly created position of director of operations at Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI; Hatfield, PA). This executive-level position will oversee their three main lines of business: destructive testing, non-destructive testing and metrology. In his new role, McVaugh is responsible for managing the test and inspection operations of these operations in order to achieve the company’s short-term and long-term performance goals for profitability, productivity, quality and safety.
These production departments provide the full range of testing and inspection services required to service varied industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, medical and others. The lab also has the accreditation, certifications, quality system and approvals to meet the requirements of these applications, including NADCAP and A2LA accreditation, ISO/IEC 17025 certification, a quality program in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, PED approval and more.
McVaugh is a grandson of company founder Robert W. McVaugh, Sr. and began working for the family business at a fairly young age. He worked in the machine shop and nondestructive testing department while still in school. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Delaware Valley College, he spent the next five years as an employee of The Vanguard Group (Valley Forge, PA). He returned to LTI in January 2010, filling a new position for them as a customer service supervisor.
Beginning in August 2012 he served as the assistant manager of the destructive testing department. He was promoted to manager in mid-2013 and continued to work closely with the previous long-term destructive testing manager until his retirement in late 2015. During these last few years in destructive testing, McVaugh has overseen staffing, training, order processing, budgeting, quality control and turnaround in both mechanical testing and the machine shop.
“Brandon has helped grow both sales and profits, introduced more rigorous quantitative decision-making and implemented both significant process improvements and capacity expansion efforts,” said Mike McVaugh, the chief executive officer and president of LTI. “I am confident that he will help us to usher in a new era in the strategic, operational, and cultural evolution.”
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