Three Long-Term Employees Retire From Laboratory Testing Inc.

Three Laboratory Testing Inc. employees with over 20 years' experience recently retired and were recognized for their service at the company's holiday luncheon. Although officially retired, two continue to work part-time hours at LTI.

​After more than 20 years with Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), three dedicated employees, Glenn Derstine, Tom Scherer and Ron Popowitz, have retired this past year. The owners of the family business, Mike and Joan McVaugh, congratulated the group at the company’s holiday luncheon last week. The retirees were each awarded a plaque for their service to the company and a cash gift.

Glenn Derstine had been with Laboratory Testing Inc. since 1988, holding the position of Destructive Testing Manager - Mechanical Testing & Machine Shop for the first 25 years. In preparation for retirement, he began working in 2012 with third-generation family member, Brandon McVaugh, to transition him into the role. McVaugh served as Assistant Manager of the Department from August 2012 until he was promoted to Destructive Testing Manager - Mechanical Testing & Machine Shop in 2013. At that time, Derstine became Senior Technical Advisor for Mechanical Testing, the position he held until retirement.

The Mechanical Testing Department offers an extensive list of services that evaluate mechanical properties, including tensile, charpy impact and hardness testing, fracture toughness and fatigue testing, stress rupture and creep testing, and more. Various mechanical tests also evaluate the effects of heat treatments on mechanical properties. Test results provide customers with information about the suitability of their materials for their intended applications.

Tom Scherer joined the company in 1990 as a technician in the Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Lab. About two years later, he moved to Shipping & Receiving where he held the position of material handler and was later promoted to supervisor. Ron Popowitz followed in 1993 when he was hired as a driver for the Shipping & Receiving Department to provide pick-up and delivery services for the Lab’s customers. It was estimated that Scherer opened about 406,000 packages during his years with Lab Testing and Popowitz drove over 1,071,000 miles. Although officially retired, both employees have stayed on at LTI, working part-time schedules.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection services and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at, or 800-219-9095.

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Laboratory Testing Inc. is an accredited, independent testing and metrology lab located near Philadelphia, PA. Since 1984, customers have counted on Lab Testing for accurate, affordable materials testing, nondestructive testing, calibration services.

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