Key Staff


  • David Francis

    Sr. VP/GM
    David holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.  He's a 25+ year veteran...
  • Bill DeLaurier

    Regional Manager of Analytical Services

    Bill holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson and an MS in Engineering Management from Syracuse. He's been with IMR Test Labs for over 15 years,  specializing in...

  • Don Shuman, IMR Test Labs VP of Sales & Marketing

    Don Shuman

    Vice President, Sales & Marketing

    Don has an AAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and completed coursework in electronics, semiconductors, lasers, and material analysis. His previous work experience...

  • Deena Crossmore, Vice President - Corporate Quality

    Deena Crossmore

    Vice President - Corporate Quality

    Deena holds a Bachelors of Science in Textile Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Masters degree in Fiber Science from Cornell University, and is an ASQ...

  • Korinne L'Hommedieu

    Division Accounting Manager

    Korinne has an AAS degree from Morrisville State College in Business Administration and a BS degree from LeMoyne College in Accounting.

    She and her husband, Randy, have...

  • George Wildridge

    Director of Engineering

    George received his Bachelor of Science degree in Metals Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He was with a major transportation OEM for eight years as...

Ithaca, NY

Department Managers and Key Staff

  • Pete Damian

    Business Unit Manager, Call: 1.607.533.7000

    Pete has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Dallas. He worked in education for 6 years, teaching high school science courses – chemistry, physical science,...

  • Lou Koconis

    Vice President - Client Services, Call: 1.607.533.7000

    Lou has over 15 years of experience in the laboratory management field, including positions held as Quality Manager, Lab Director, Vice President, and General Manager. He has...

  • Jamie Zigenfus

    Support Staff Supervisor, Call: 1.607.533.7000

    Jamie earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Cortland. She started her career at IMR in 2004 as a Technical Report Specialist and then...

  • Jim Andrews, CWI

    Manager, Mechanical & Machine Shop, AWS Certified Weld Inspector

    Jim has an AAS in Mechanical Engineering. Previously he was employed as a Machinist, Machine Shop Supervisor, Toolroom Manager, and Production Manager for a turbine blade...

  • Rob Demaree

    Manager, Chemistry Department, Polymer Chemist

    Rob has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and and Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechic.

    Previously, Rob spent nearly 10 years as...

  • Andy Ensign

    Manager, Chemistry Department

    Andy joined IMR in 2006 as a Chemical Technician and was quickly promoted to a Chemist due to his hard work and dedication to the job. He was responsible for running ICP,...

  • Aaron Kueck, Ph.D., P.E.

    Manager, Failure Analysis & Metallurgical Engineering

    Aaron earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley studying grain boundary engineering and crack path modification of monolithic SiC ceramics, and his...

  • Dennis Prentice, E.I.T.

    Supervisor, Engineering, Lead Mechanical Engineer

    Dennis started with IMR as a summer intern in our engineering co-op in 2008.  He returned each summer while going to RIT and earning his B.S. & M.Eng. in Mechanical...

  • Jody Russell

    ESS/Accelerated Weathering Department Supervisor, Corrosion Specialist

    Jody is a corrosion specialist, and residential and commercial electrical professional. His experience goes beyond standard wiring and troubleshooting to electronic control,...

Louisville, KY

Department Managers and Key Staff

  • Thomas Ackerson, P.E.

    Laboratory Director

    Tom holds a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from Averett University. Tom has worked in the independent lab...

  • Brett Miller, P.E., FASM

    Technical Director, Curtiss-Wright Technical Fellow

    Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering from the University of...

  • Hector Marini, Ph.D.

    Sr. Analytical Chemist

    Hector is an experienced analytical chemist, professor, and researcher with an extensive background in both the university setting and private industry.

    He holds a Ph.D...

  • Jennifer Breetz

    Metallurgy & Corrosion Manager, Site Quality Manager

    Jennifer joins IMR with over 7 years of experience working in the Quality Department at Toyota North American Manufacturing headquarters. Her background includes working in the...

  • Remmel Taylor

    Sr. Failure Analyst

    Remmel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University. Mentored by a Register Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineer...

Portland, OR

Department Managers and Key Staff

  • Jaret Frafjord

    Jaret Frafjord

    Laboratory Director

    Jaret comes to IMR with a MS in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Idaho. He has...

  • Alexis Puerta, Ph.D.

    Lead Chemist, Site Quality Manager

    Alexis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in...


Department Managers and Key Staff

  • Sudheer Prabhakaran

    Sudheer Prabhakaran

    General Manager

    Sudheer Prabhakaran joined IMR in July, 2016 as the General Manager at our Singapore location.

    Sudheer earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the National...

  • Yusuf Apsoro

    Technical Director

    Yusuf obtained his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University, and his MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Delft University in the...