Gray, LA – March 4, 2019 – We are proud to announce the promotion of Brandon Roundtree to President of Pipeline Safety, LLC. Brandon is the prime example of an individual that has worked his way up the ladder from the field. He started his career in 1999 as a shop worker painting darkrooms. The day of his 18th birthday, Brandon transitioned to a Level I Assistant and quickly after, in 2000 he broke out as a Level II Technician. “I had a passion for pipelines and ran internal radiography units on pipelines throughout the United States and the Gulf of Mexico,” he states.
With 20 years of experience, Brandon has many certifications under his belt such as American Welding Society (AWS) – Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)/Certified Radiographer Interpreter (CRI), and an American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level III. Pipeline Safety is honored to have such an individual steering the company to success. He joined the team in 2011, as the Director of Consulting Services, pioneering the NDE Auditing/Compliance Specialist industry. Within three years, he was quickly promoted to Executive Vice President and has continued to strive within the company.
Through his years here at Pipeline Safety, Brandon consulted with key clients on streamlining their NDE, welding, and traceability processes. His goal was to build a team of full-time NDE and traceability specialists by bringing in the top radiographers from all over the country. Pipeline Safety’s Compliance Specialists (also known as NDE Auditors), including the management team, share data and results daily giving the opportunity to learn from one another as a group and provide the clients with trustworthy results. Roundtree states, “NDE is a very optimistic service line in many ways that relies heavily upon interpretation. We strive to make interpretations as adequate as possible for our clients.”
When asked about how he felt about pioneering the NDE Auditing & Compliance Specialist Industry, Roundtree quickly diverted to how the strength of the team at Pipeline Safety pioneered this industry. “Pipeline Safety has become a leading service provider for NDE Auditing, Traceability Systems, and Consulting Services by bringing in full-time employees that excel in their particular craft.” There is a quote that Pipeline Safety always uses, “We have a full-time family of experts; we are not a company that just provides resumes.” This motto allows us to build consistent service lines with consistent results, using the same family members (our employees) over and over.
Josh Luft, immediate past president of Pipeline Safety, stated, “Brandon is a truly rare find and with an exceptional skill set. He is a charismatic leader with a unique approach to solving complex issues both within the organization and throughout its client base. We trust Brandon will continue to lead Pipeline Safety on its continued trajectory of profitability, growth, and client and employee satisfaction.”
Congratulations again Brandon for all your hard work and dedication over the years. Pipeline Safety is excited to have you and cannot wait to see what success you bring to the table in the future.