Shawn M. Salo, Owner / President and Lead Technician
Shawn began his education in Welding and Metals Technology in 1990 at New Hampshire Technical College. Upon graduating he worked with Fluor Daniels as their primary welder. While Shawn was working at Fluor Daniels, Robert “Bob” L. Robinson (1934 -2003), founder of Non Destructive Evaluation Int’l. was on a job for Flour Daniels and Bob was impressed with Shawn’s skills, professionalism, and desire to learn more, so he hired Shawn in January of 1994.
Shawn was trained and supervised by Bob from 1994 to 2003. Shawn had held the role of Lead Technician and Safety Director since 2002. He is SNT-TC-1A Level III Certified in Acoustic Emissions and Visual Inspections, as well as SNT-TC-1A Level II Certified in Ultrasonic Testing.
Shawn became Sole Owner/President on November 12, 2014. He is the lead technician and oversees all field and safety operations. Shawn also trains new employee trainees in the field to earn the hours needed that are required for qualification to become SNT-TC-1A Certified.
Jeanie L. Rice, Sales & Operations Manager
Jeanie was employed in November 2014 as the Operations and Sales Manager for Non Destructive Evaluation Int’l.
Prior to being hired Jeanie carried the title of National Account Representative for a Vending Service Company with a 1000+ customer base and 750+ accounts were hers to manage. Jeanie acquired the skills, creativity and determination you need to run a business throughout her career working in multiple industry sectors (Restaurant/Catering, Pharmaceuticals, Steel Distributor, Vending Services, Hospitality/Tourism, Salon and Spa, Tire & Track Distributer, Auto, Warehouse Storage and Material Handling) and in management within different departments.
Although she oversees all office operations, Jeanie’s main priority and focus is Sales and Marketing. This is her favorite hat to wear as she enjoys working with our clients, networking and learning even more about nondestructive testing.
Kaden Suon, NDT Technician
Kaden was employed with NDEI November 2017. He currently is going through our Employer-based certification and training program based on SNT- TC-1A to eventually be certified as a UT Level I & II technician. Kaden has completed the 630 field hours in method and technique and has logged 1000+ hours in NDT. Kaden successfully completed 80 training hours per ANSI/ASNT CP-105 in Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 and 2 at Applied Technical Services, Inc. in Atlanta, GA on February 14, 2020.
Since joining NDEI Kaden has completed the following courses: First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross. Confined Space Entry, Fall protection, OSHA GHS & Hazard Communication and Bloodborne Pathogens through OSHA Education Center & American Safety Council. He also successfully completed Aerial Operator Training through Southeast Industrial Equipment Company’s Lift Pro training course.
Mikayla Thomas, Office Assistant
Mikayla joined the NDEI team in August of 2019 providing office support mainly to the Operations & Sales Manager but also supports the technicians when needed. She attended Belmont Abbey College and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Management.
Following graduation, she joined a small marketing firm as the Office Manager. Mikayla brings many great assets to the NDEI team to include knowledge of procedures, document storage, organization of office records and creativity with event planning.