Nagesh Goel, President and Co-Founder at Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS), a premier infrastructure inspection and testing company based in South Plainfield, NJ providing innovative solutions to the building industries since 2008 joins Enterprise Radio.
- Tell us about your career and how you founded AEIS, a testing, inspection and certification company based in South Plainfield, NJ.
- Tell us about the importance of testing and inspection in projects.
- What kinds of projects does AEIS specialize in?
- What features does infrastructure inspections look at (such as geotechnical aspects, soil, concrete, steel and welding)?
- Tell us about the role and importance of data and new technologies in your industry.
- What is the future of testing, inspection and certification?
Nagesh Goel is President and Co-Founder at Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS), a premier infrastructure inspection and testing company based in South Plainfield, NJ providing innovative solutions to the building industries since 2008.
A mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience managing complex projects, with a specialization in nondestructive testing and metallurgical failure analysis, Nagesh has significant experience in the areas of inspection, testing, research and failure analysis of static- and dynamic-loaded steel structures, as well as pressure vessels and piping, tanks and mechanical systems. He started his career in 1993 as a surveyor, where he managed inspection and materials projects, including the review of design documentation and third-party inspection of materials and equipment such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, valve castings, flanges, pipes and fittings. Nagesh later worked at Engineers India Ltd. as a welding and non-destructive evaluation engineer; and at QualiQuest Industrial Services as an Inspection Specialist, where he was responsible for review of design documents followed by surveillance of hydraulic pumps, pressure vessels, valves to ASME/API codes and project specifications. He also worked at SGS India Ltd where he performed surveillance inspections.
With this wealth of experience, Nagesh and his wife Puja founded Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS) in 2008 in their New York living room. The company was founded with the vision of providing technical excellence and top-quality results facilitated by well-trained, diverse staff. With certified Minority, Women-Owned, Small, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certifications, AEIS can assist large project owners with meeting project diversity goals.
Today, the company has over 100 employees with areas of expertise that include special and critical inspections; specialty field testing; non-destructive testing; research and testing in the company’s state-of-the-art onsite construction materials and engineering materials labs; and industrial quality assurance.
AEIS is the preferred source of inspection and testing services that lead to continual improvements in clients’ products and services. This vision is achieved through innovation in all areas of business; partnerships with customers, subsidiaries, representatives, distributors and suppliers; and dedicated, well-trained employees working together in a cooperative environment.
Passionate about training young professionals on technical topics, Nagesh has implemented training programs at AEIS for its junior staff on welding, engineering and testing. He has also given talks to students and young professionals at universities and conferences around the world. A longtime mechanical engineer and testing expert, Nagesh earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mangalore University followed by his graduate studies in Metallurgical, Failure Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India.
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