|Princeton Junction, NJ July 2007 MISTRAS Group Inc is pleased to announce that Pedro Feres,
President of Physical Acoustics South America, has been appointed Chairman of ISO/TC 135/SC9 for a
six-year term July 1, 2007-07-01 to June 30, 2013. The SC 9 is the Acoustic Emission Sub Committee
of the Technical Committee 135 of ISO-International Organization for Standardization.
ISO is a network of the National Standards Institute of 157 countries, on the
basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva,
Switzerland coordinating the system. In 1946, delegates from 25 countries
met in London and decided to create a new international organization, of
which the object would be "to facilitate the international coordination and
unification of industrial standards". The new organization, ISO, officially
began operations on February 23, 1947. Because "International Organization
for Standardization" would have different abbreviations in different
languages ("IOS" in English, "OIN" in French for Organisation internationale
de normalisation), it was decided at the outset to use a word derived from
the Greek isos, meaning "equal".
As Chairman, Mr. Feres activities will be to coordinate the technical plan to drive the specifications
of standardization around the world, in the specific case the Acoustic Emission standards.
Pedro Feres is a mechanical engineer with 21 years experience in acoustic emission, non-destructive
testing, and non-intrusive techniques. He holds a Master Degree in Fracture Mechanics and is the
author of a number of acoustic emission papers published in Europe, USA and Japan. He is also a
member of IBP (Brazilian Institute of Petroleum and Gas), Chairman of ABENDE´s Working Group for
Acoustic Emission Qualification and Certification of Personnel. In addition, he is head of the
Brazilian Delegation for the Non-destructive Testing at Mercosul Sector Committee CSM-24, and
Chairman of ABNT´s (Brazilian Society for Technical Standards) Acoustic Emission Standardization
Committee. Pedro Feres is certified as Level III for Acoustic Emission Technique in compliance with
ISO 9712, and was President of ABENDE (Brazilian Society for NDT) from March 2005 to March 2007.
The MISTRAS Group Inc provides Nondestructive testing products and services under the well known
brand names of CONAM Inspection & Engineering Services, Inc., Physical Acoustics Corporation, Code
Services, Quality Services Laboratories, Inc., Caliber Inspection, PRI, NDT Automation, and Vibra-
Metrics. The MISTRAS Group provides Mechanical Asset Inspection and Integrity Solutions to the
Energy, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Gas & Oil Sectors as well as strategic on-line instrumentation
that facilitates Plant Asset Management decisions. In addition, MISTRAS is the leading provider of
Enterprise Solution Software that aids in the safe and profitable operation of industrial facilities
For more information, please visit the companys website at www.mistrasgroup.com or contact the
main office at 609-716-4000.