HATFIELD, Pa.—Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) recently announced that Brandon McVaugh, of Souderton, Pennsylvania, has been named to the newly created position of director of operations. McVaugh is the grandson of the founder of LTI, Robert W. McVaugh, Sr.
The executive-level position will oversee the company’s three main lines of business: destructive testing, non-destructive testing, and metrology. In his new role, McVaugh will be responsible for managing the test and inspection operations of these departments in order to achieve LTI’s short-term and long-term performance goals for profitability, productivity, quality, and safety.
The production departments at Laboratory Testing Inc. provide testing and inspection services required to service varied industries, including aerospace, defense, power generation, medical, and others.
McVaugh worked in the company’s machine shop and non-destructive 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 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. He returned to LTI in January 2010, filling the new position of customer service supervisor.
McVaugh next served as assistant manager of the destructive testing department, beginning in August 2012. He was promoted to manager in mid-2013 and continued to work closely with the previous long-term destructive testing manager until late 2015. During these last few years in destructive testing, McVaugh oversaw staffing, training, order processing, budgeting, quality control, and turnaround in mechanical testing and the machine shop.
“Brandon 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, CEO and Mike McVaugh, CEO and president of LTI, in a press release. “I am confident that Brandon will help to usher in a new era in the strategic, operational, and cultural evolution of LTI.”
Laboratory Testing Inc. (www.labtesting.com), of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, is an independent materials testing and metrology laboratory that has been in business since 1984.