Mistras Group
Expert in NDT/ Aerospace: Business Development/ Sales & Management

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State: CA California
Country: United States
Status:
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Certifications
2007
GREER QUALITY CONSULTANTS
Norwalk, California
-NDT Level II in Penetrant and Magnetic testing.

2005-2007
SENNE TECHNICAL SERVICES
Tujunga, California
- NDT Radiography Level III course to obtain Level III certification.
-2005: 40 hours of training on basic NDT Level III course
-2005: Radiation Safety course


06/15/1991
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (ASNT)
Los Angeles, California
-Course No. 401: Preparation for NDT Level III Radiography

12/15/1990
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (ASNT)
Los Angeles, California
-Course No. 400: Preparation for NDT Level III Basic

1980-1988
DON BOSCO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
San Gabriel, California
-Obtained NDT Level II certificates: Radiography (RT), Magnetic (MT), Penetrant (PT)

1985
KRAUT KRAMER- BRANSON NDT SCHOOLS
Los Angeles, California (LAX)
-Obtained NDT Level II certificate in Ultrasonic (UT). / 40 hours for Level I, 40 hours for Level II certificate.
Education
2009-2012
SANDLER SALES INSTITUTE
Irvine, CA
Sales training course provided by Koury Engineering, owner of Integrated Quality Services.
Course was twice a month in Chino, CA

2007
STORK MATERIALS TESTING & INSPECTION
Rancho Dominguez, California
Completed Kaizen training program. Certificate received.

2007
GREER QUALITY CONSULTANTS
Norwalk, California
NDT Level II in Penetrant and Magnetic testing.

2005-2007
SENNE TECHNICAL SERVICES
Tujunga, California

2006-2007: NDT Radiography Level III course to obtain Level III certification.

2005: 40 hours of training on basic NDT Level III course
2005: Radiation Safety course

1991
KODAK RADIOGRAPHY SCHOOL
Rochester, New York
Two-week Radiography course as required by Senior Aerospace.

06/15/1991
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (ASNT)
Los Angeles, California
Course No. 401: Preparation for NDT Level III Radiography

12/15/1990
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (ASNT)
Los Angeles, California
Course No. 400: Preparation for NDT Level III Basic

1980-1988
DON BOSCO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
San Gabriel, California
Obtained NDT Level II certificates: Radiography (RT), Magnetic (MT), Penetrant (PT)

1985
KRAUT KRAMER- BRANSON NDT SCHOOLS
Los Angeles, California (LAX)
Obtained NDT Level II certificate in Ultrasonic (UT). / 40 hours for Level I, 40 hours for Level II certificate.

Mt. San Antonio College
Some college courses completed
Experience
11/2021- Present
ARMENDARIZ CONSULTING
Fontana, California
Owner/ NDT Business Consultant

-Assisting companies with their Nondestructive Testing (NDT) needs.


04/9/2009 -10/08/2021
ND-TESTING
Fontana, California
Business Development Manager

•Business development/ sales executive of company specializing in Nondestructive Testing (NDT), in various industries, including aerospace/defense, oil/gas, construction, power plants, automotive, etc.

•Business development: Established new customer base in the Aerospace industry in 2009. / Increased profit growth

•2011-2019: selling for both lab and field sales including responsibility over personnel for both departments.

•2011-2019: Increased profits for lab from $40k monthly in 2009, to over $300k monthly

•Initiated affiliation with FAA in order to increase profits; FAA approval 02/2012.

•Initiated Ultrasonic Testing department in order to increase profits; NADCAP approval 10/2012

•Provided exceptional customer service. / Understanding customer needs.

•Quoting prices, negotiation, cold calling, etc.
Promoted company services. / Identified growth areas

•Utilized Salesforce & GoldMine.

•Recruited knowledgeable NDT inspectors.
-Superior, expert knowledge of Nondestructive Testing

**ND-TESTING was formerly called INTEGRATED QUALITY SERVICES (IQS) in Ontario, California. There was a name change in 2019 followed by a move in 2020**

10/06/2008 - 01/13/2009
ACE CLEARWATER ENTERPRISES
Torrance, California
NDT Quality Engineer

-Quality Engineering of NDT department of Aerospace manufacturer.

-NADCAP audit 10/2009. Pratt & Whitney audit 10/2008. Honeywell audit 11/2008.

-Contract review.

-Blue Prints. ISO 9001, AS 9100B.

NDT Level II Radiographer. / Radiography & Penetrant departments

06/02/2008 - 08/14/2008
GENERAL TESTING & INSPECTION
Cudahy, California
Manager, Radiography Department

-Managed Radiography department of company specializing in Nondestructive Testing in the Aerospace industry.

-Managed 16 employees.
-Sales for Radiography department. / Customer Service.

08/01/2004 - 05/19/2008
STORK MATERIALS TESTING & INSPECTION
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Manager, Radiography Department

-Managed Radiography department of company specializing in Nondestructive Testing in the Aerospace industry.

-Managed 18 employees in Radiography department. / Audits, department budget, scheduled workload, etc.

-Sales/ customer service for: Radiography, Magnetic Particle, & Penetrant departments.

-2006-2008: Maintained record profit numbers for the Radiography department.
-02/2008: Received award for producing the highest profit growth/ successfully implementing the KAIZEN program for the. Radiography department.

-06/2006-07/2007: Managed NDT department (RT, MT, PT).

-Responsible for NADCAP audits
-Responsible for audits for Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Rocketdyne, etc.

NDT Level II Radiographer.

12/2003 - 07/2004
PACIFIC SCIENTIFIC
Duarte, California
NDT Level II Radiographer/ Inspector

-NDT Level II Radiographer of company specializing in Nondestructive Testing in various industries, including Aerospace.

-Working with Welds
-Real Time, and Liquid Penetrant Inspection.
Temp position only.

05/1998 - 05/2003
CPP/ PAC FOUNDRIES
Industry, California
NDT Level II Radiographer/ NDT Supervisor

-NDT Level II Radiographer for foundry in the Aerospace industry.
-Film interpretation of castings.
-Initiated the Rolls Royce Engine program.

-2000-2001: NDT SUPERVISOR. Radiography, Penetrant, & Final Inspection.; supervised 25-30 employees.

1988-1997
SENIOR AEROSPACE SSP
Burbank, California
Supervisor, NDT Department

-Supervised NDT department (Radiography, Penatrent, & Pressure Test departments) of Aerospace manufacturer specializing in exotic metals

-NDT Level II Radiographer.
-Interpreted welds on Thin Welded Stainless & Titanium Ducts.

-Inspection on Nickel, Alloys, etc.

-FAA Repair Station

1980-1988
COMMERCIAL INSPECTION SERVICES
Burbank, CA
NDT Level II Radiographer/ Outside Sales & Production Control Manager

-NDT Level II Radiographer for company specializing in Nondestructive Testing within the Aerospace industry.

-Obtained NDT Level II certificates: Radiography, Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, and, Penetrant.

-1986-1988: OUTSIDE SALES: Establishing & maintaining NDT accounts. / Customer service. / Quoting prices, etc.

-1986-1988: PRODUDCTION CONTROL MANAGER
Comments
I have extensive experience in Nondestructive Testing (NDT) within the Aerospace/Defense industry. This includes substantial managerial and sales experience. I have handled audits for NADCAP, Boeing, Honeywell, Lockheed, Pratt & Whitney, etc. I'm trained in Kaizen. I have dealt heavily with FAA. I have experience providing maximum sales.

I have extensive experience in Nondestructive Testing. I'm an NDT Level II: Radiography (RT), Ultrasonic (UT), Magnetic Particle (MT), Liquid Penetrant (LPI). I've taken Level III courses in RT, but never tested.

James Armendariz LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-armendariz-39b56a13/



As of November 2021, owner of a new business venture of Armendariz Consulting. Owner/ business consulting in the Nondestructive Testing (NDT) industry.

ARMENDARIZ CONSULTING LINKEDIN
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REFERENCES:

Richard Koury
Newport Beach, CA
Former CEO/Owner, Koury Engineering (Chino, CA)
Former CEO/Owner, Integrated Quality Services (IQS) in Ontario, California
linkedin.com/in/richard-koury
Cell: (310)713-7711

Steve Senne
Owner, Senne Technical Service
Former GM, Stork Materials Testing & Inspection (2004-2006)
Email: sennetech6966@yahoo.com
Cell:(310)767-6203

Jim Peeler
Sales, MPM Products
Portland, Oregon
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jim-peeler-26386513
Email: jimpeeler@mpmproducts.com

Chuck Gee
Former GM, Stork Materials Testing & Inspection (2006-2008)
Cell: (760) 712-6540
Email: chasegee@aol.com




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