MISTRAS Group Inc. on February 23 announced the appointment of Mark Carlos to chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), E07 Committee on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).

ASTM International is a worldwide volunteer organization, providing a forum for producers, users, ultimate consumers, and those having an interest to create consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services.

The E07 Committee on NDT currently has jurisdiction over 175 NDT standards, published in Volume 03.03 Annual Book of ASTM Standards. E07 has 12 technical subcommittees that maintain jurisdiction over these standards. These standards have, and continue to play, a pre-eminent role in all aspects relating to traditional and emerging NDT methodologies (including thermal and visual), Radiology (X, Gamma and Neutron), Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Acoustic Emission, Ultrasonics, Electromagnetics, Leak Testing and Reference Radiological Images.

As an active and participating ASTM member for over 20 years, Mark has progressed from chairman of the E07.04, Acoustic Emission Subcommittee (which he still presides over), to secretary of the committee, vice chairman and now chairman of the committee for NDT. "Standards play a large role in the Non-Destructive Testing business," said Carlos. "I am happy to be a part of ASTM and contribute to the professional growth of the NDT industry."

Mark is the group executive vice president for the Products & Systems Division of MISTRAS Group, responsible for research and development, engineering and manufacturing.

MISTRAS Group Inc. provides non-destructive testing products and services under industry-recognized brand names including CONAM Inspection and Engineering Services Inc., Physical Acoustics Corporation and Vibra-Metrics as well as regional or product specific brand names. MISTRAS Group offers asset inspection and mechanical integrity solutions to the oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors as well as strategic on-line instrumentation and systems that facilitates plant asset management. In addition, MISTRAS provides enterprise solution software that aids in the safe and profitable operation of industrial facilities worldwide.