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Meet the PICA Team

Dave RussellDave Russell

President, CEO and founder of the PICA Group of Companies

 

Dave Russell is President, CEO and Founder of the PICA Group of companies. Dave is also a Fellow of the Canadian Society of NDT and has spent the past 46 years of his career in the NDT business. He holds several patents on the PICA Tools and has developed a new "TT" technique (a corrosion detection device that works from outside the pipe). Dave is also President of Russell NDE Systems Inc., the developer of the technology and builder of the PICA Tools. Contact through info@picacorp.com or call +1 (780) 468-6800

 

Edward BrainEdward Brain

For service in the eastern seaboard of Canada, U.S.A, and France

 

Ed has spent a long and distinguished career in NDT instrumentation design, manufacturing and sales. He is based in Montreal and manages the eastern seaboard of Canada and the U.S.A.. Ed is fluent in both French and English. To reach Ed, please call him at 514-703-9009 or email info@picacorp.com.

 

Vincent ShenVincent Shen

For service in Asia and North America

 

As an NDT professional, Vincent takes care of sales and technical support in western Canada and Asia. Vincent is fluent in both Mandarin and English. He is based in the Vancouver, BC Canada office and can be reached at 1-778-987-7841 or email info@picacorp.com.

 

Ankit VajpayeeAnkit Vajpayee

For service in India, Russia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North America

 

Ankit holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a professional engineer He provides advanced NDE solutions to Oil & Gas, Electricity & Power, Pulp & Paper and Water & Sewer Industries around the world. Ankit is fluent in four languages: English, Hindi, Russian and Ukrainian. Ankit is reachable at +1-780-668-2741 or email info@picacorp.com

Link to Russelltech India website: www.russelltech-india.com

 

Andi CorraoAndi Corrao

For service in the United States (west-coast)

 

Andi is a registered professional engineer with over 35 years of experience serving municipal water and wastewater utilities.  She is a specialist in condition assessment of water, wastewater, and recycled water pipelines and currently serves as Chair of the AWWA Water Main Condition Assessment Committee.  Andi is located in San Diego and manages projects throughout the Western U.S. contact her through info@picacorp.com or call 1-800-661-0127 and ask for Andi.

 

Noah Downs

Noah Downs

For service in the United States (north-east)

 

Located in Washington, DC, Noah is a Project Manager who handles the planning and overseeing of inspection projects all over the north-east US. When he is not inspecting pipelines in the field, Noah is active in traveling to conferences and giving presentations to utilities or consulting firms. To contact Noah, please email him at info@picacorp.com or call 1-800-661-0127 and ask for Noah.

 

Michael PrendergastMichael Prendergast

For service in western Canada

 

Michael joined Russell NDE Systems in February 2018, as Manager of NDT Inspection Solutions.  Michael has been providing NDE equipment and visual inspection tools to petrochemical, power generation, aerospace, mining, military, manufacturing, utilities and NDT service providers for the last 20 years.  For your Ultrasound, Eddy Current, Remote Field Testing equipment needs, call Michael.

He can also assist you with services to inspect:

  • Oil & Gas infrastructure (CUI/CUF/ internally CML, epoxy, HDPE lined pipe).
  • Location of rebar and utilities (GPR) in concrete structures.
  • Water, Waste Water and Fire Water pipelines (concrete jacketed, bar or wire wrapped).

To contact Michael, please email him at info@picacorp.com or call 1-800-661-0127.

 

Kris Embry

For service in the USA-South East

Kris has focused his career in contracting and estimating projects with values between $30,000 and $5,000,000 for customers such as the U.S. Air Force, Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  In addition to over nine years in the trenchless technology field, Kris has provided NDT Inspection Services for Power Generation, Municipalities, Pipeline Owners and Plant Maintenance personnel.  Technologies employed include high definition CCTV and Laser Profiling, Sonar dimensioning, 3D mapping and photogrammetry, dredging/debris removal, leak detection and repairs.  Kris resides in New Orleans and provides services to the South East (South of the Carolinas, west to the Mississippi and south to the Caribbean.

To contact Kris, please email him at info@picacorp.com or call 1-800-661-0127

 

Joe Wells

For service in the mid-continent of the USA

Joe Wells is a proven leader in business development of "cradle to grave project" where collaboration and relationship building is essential among varied parties. He is known as a good listener/communicator, accountable to the satisfaction of the customer which stands paramount.  He is a strong and dependable representation of his company. He has played key roles in the scope of numerous pipeline and processing plant projects with EPC costs in the billions of $$, without fail bringing the right personnel and resources all the way to completion of client goals.  With 30+ years in the oil and gas business, Mr. Wells has built a new business arm of construction inspection services for the 3rd largest staffing firm for engineers in the US.  From 1999-2009 he was one of 3 principal partners in Lexus Energy Group and EPMC (Energy Partnership Management Corp) where he successfully executed the drilling and operations of 19 wells in the Barnett Shale of NTX, 7 offshore wells and a production platform in Louisiana waters (GOM), and 140 conventional wells in ETX, WTX, and NM amassing a $120,000,000 portfolio.  Mr. Wells attended Midwestern State University where he studied Business Management, Accounting, and Finance.  He has successfully completed Gas processing school for CDM Resource Management, Certified Gas engine Technology School for Dresser Waukesha, and Well Head Production and Gas processing Schools under John Campbell and Petro skills.  Most recently he has completed environmental training in LDAR (leak detection), SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures), Protecting the Navigable Waters of the US, Vapor Control and Recovery, Burner Management and Controls, Air Quality and Permitting under OOOOa of the NSPS (New Source Performance Standards), and NSPS for Oil and Gas Storage Vessels. At this point in his career, it seems only natural that Mr. Wells would gravitate and apply his skills to a company that not only has the capabilities and the know how to save our most precious resources, but protect the infrastructure that makes storage and delivery safe and dependable.

To contact Joe, please email him at info@picacorp.com or call 1-800-661-0127

 

PICA Canada
(Head Office)

4909-75 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, T6B-2S3
tel: +1 780-469-4463
info@picacorp.com


Montreal Quebec, Canada

PO Box 46052,
Point Claire, H9R-5R4
tel: +1 514-703-9009
info@picacorp.com


PICA USA (U.S. Head Office)

2801, Youngfield Street,
Suite 370, Golden, CO, 80401
tel: 1-800-661-0127
info@picacorp.com


Russell Technologies India Pvt. Ltd

(Serving India and Middle East)
C-2/290, Sector "F", Jankipuram,
Lucknow 226021, India
telefax:+91-522-4027541
info@picacorp.com
www.russelltech-india.com