A conversation with Russ LaBaume, Key Account Management USA at NDT Global.
Russ LaBaume has been working as a key account manager with NDT Global for the almost 4 years. He has spent this time focusing on onshore and offshore pipelines throughout the United States of America. Russ is a key member of our Account management team, his clients hold his knowledge, advice and experience with high regard.
He is passionate about utilizing previous experience he gained in business management to cultivate an environment both internally and externally that promotes excitement and enthusiasm while maintaining integrity and efficiencies for NDT Global.
BRW: What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?
I hope the audience will gain a better understanding of the advantages to using Ultrasonic Geometry for pipeline inspections. For a pipeline inspection to be successful, operators must collect the best data quality available to feed into their integrity management programs. During this webinar, we will be exploring the limitations and advantages of using both Ultrasonic and Caliper based Geometry Inspection Technologies. We will also look at the value for cost when choosing an Ultrasonic Technology.
BRW: What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?
At NDT Global, we have worked extremely hard to bring what we believe is first in class ILI technology to the market and I am looking forward to hearing customer insights.
Ultrasonic Geometry is such an interesting topic and one that I really enjoy exploring with my clients. I am really excited to understand how attendees are currently managing their Geometry Inspections. I look forward to hearing the thoughts and perceptions around the advantages of increased resolution and gather feedback on the use of ‘touchless’ technology vs. existing mechanical calipers.
BRW: What do you enjoy most about your role?
Throughout my career, I have learned that although there is no ‘one size fits all’, we have a unique opportunity to learn something new from every client we work with. We are committed to keep NDT Global ahead and bring our clients new and exciting solutions. I often gain the opportunity to educate my clients on the advancements in ILI technology and also work closely to develop solutions to meet our clients’ needs for better pipeline integrity.
BRW: How did you get into the industry?
I believe that in life there is always something new to learn and explore. My previous roles have given me experience in many aspects of business, product development, and services. I joined NDT Global as I am always looking for challenging opportunities and NDT Global has given me the prospect of expanding my knowledge and utilizing my abilities to make a difference in the world.
BRW: Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
I have been extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to experience many new cultures and cities in both my work and private life. For me, I am most at ease, behind the handlebars of my Harley Davidson. My wife and I have over 200,000 miles of new experiences riding to faraway places and seeing sights we would not otherwise have known. The beauty of this world continues to amaze me.
Russ LaBaume will present a webinar entitled ‘A New Level Of Accuracy For Geometry Inspections With Ultrasonic Technology‘ on the 18th September at 3PM London/10AM New York