Vibrant Corporation has announced that Chris Grotbeck has joined the company as its newest Application Engineer. He brings more than fifteen years of experience in architecture and mechanical engineering. Leanne Jauriqui, Vibrant’s Director of Technology, said, “We’re very happy to have Chris join our team. His diverse engineering background and skill set will be put to good use here at Vibrant.”
Chris Grotbeck will apply Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) to the inspection of components for aerospace systems, including landing gear and gas turbine engines. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Mexico.
Vibrant is a spin-off of Mechtronic Solutions, Inc. that has commercialized Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) for use in the aerospace and power generation industries. The PCRT technology, licensed from Magnaflux Quasar, is a revolutionary non-destructive testing technology that can determine if a component is structurally sound and fit for service. Vibrant has developed PCRT applications focused on the safety critical components found in the aerospace industry. These applications bring the power of PCRT to bear on new product quality control and in-service product degradation tracking. Vibrant is now performing testing services for several major aerospace manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) firms.