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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 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


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


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

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Chris GarrettChris Garrett

For service in the United States (west)

Located in Los Angeles, Chris manages the operations of the PICA suite of in-line inspection tools in the USA. When he is not inspecting pipelines in the field, Chris is active in marketing and addressing customer inquiries. He speaks both English and Mandarin. To contact Chris, please email him at or call 1-800-661-0127.

Noah Downs

    Noah Downs

       For service in the United States (east)

    Located in Washington, DC, Noah is a Project Manager who handles the planning and overseeing of inspection projects all over the 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 or call 1-800-661-0127.


Michael Prendergast    Michael 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 or call 1-800-661-0127.

PICA Canada
(Head Office)

4909-75 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, T6B-2S3
tel: +1 780-469-4463

Montreal Quebec, Canada

PO Box 46052,
Point Claire, H9R-5R4
tel: +1 514-703-9009


2801, Youngfield Street,
Suite 370, Golden, CO, 80401
tel: 1-800-661-0127

Russell Technologies India Pvt. Ltd

(Serving India and Middle East)
C-2/290, Sector "F", Jankipuram,
Lucknow 226021, India