About the Author
With a professional background in reliability engineering, Roy’s strengths in management and program development have been a tremendous asset to The Snell Group. He is a partner in the firm and oversees technical and program issues for the company’s offerings in both infrared thermography (IR) and electric motor testing (EMT)technologies. Roy teaches a very wide range of classes for The Snell Group, including Level 1, Level 2, Level 1 NDT, Level 2 NDT, Level 3, Electrical Specialty, and Mechanical Specialty courses.
Earlier in his career, Roy spent twelve years as an Equipment Reliability Engineer with Allied Signal Aerospace and he was instrumental in establishing their infrared program. He also served as a field service consulting engineer for a Midwestern predictive maintenance company. In that position, he provided engineering consulting and technical services specializing in infrared, vibration, lubrication, motor analysis and passive and active ultrasound. In 1998, Roy was the lead professional for The Snell Group on a large project with the International Nuclear Safety Program. In that capacity, he traveled to several (former) Soviet-designed nuclear power plant sites around the world and conducted training to help them improve their safety procedures.
He has presented at several conferences, including the P/PM National Symposium, ThermoSense, Thermal Solutions, NETA, EPRI, and SMRP. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He holds an ASNT NDT Level III in IR/T as well as a Level III IRT under NAS 410. Roy is also certified by SMRP as a Certified Reliability Maintenance Professional (CMRP).