If you did not attend this year's IR/INFO, you missed a good one. Everything ran as smooth as silk, the venue was great and the attendees enjoyed the tradeshow, technical presentations and short courses.
To the staff at Infraspection Institute...You all did a marvelous job and I just wanted to say thank you!
~ Greg Stockton,
Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc.
I wanted to thank you again for your support at the conference a few weeks ago. It was great to meet you.
I was most impressed by your professional, friendly and supportive staff. The mix of a close knit, long term professionals with the flavor of a family was most refreshing. I took a long time (three years) to enter the business and carefully choose who to take my training with out of concern with going with the very best in the industry. Within the first few hours of conference I knew I made the right decision. From the founder to the clerical staff at the conference, friendly, thoughtful, prepared, high quality people.
Additionally the high quality of conference attendees was amazing. Infraspection has most definitely set the bar high and I know what a commitment to quality it takes to get there. Congratulations to you all on the organization you have built!
Please express my deepest appreciation to all of Infraspection staff and to Chris and Jim. I look forward to a long association with everyone at the Infraspection Institute and completing my Level Two Certification thru the Infraspection Institute.
~ Bob Byrne,
Volunteer Inspection Services
What an incredible engaging, informative program your team put together. Great topics with well-prepared speakers giving up their deepest secrets for all to benefit from. Well worth my time and money to temporarily step away from my business to take it all in. Very organized and very friendly learning environment with a staff so friendly and eager to ensure all the attendees were accommodated. Can't wait to gain more knowledge and experience so one day I can give back to the infrared community as well.
~ Gary Sloan,
Advantage Inspections Peachtree
I have been a student since 2011 and attended IR/INFO twice. I love coming to the Conference to learn from others and to better my craft.
~ John Gutierrez,
Hometech Inspection Services
Attending each year expands my knowledge and capabilities. It refreshes me and keeps me motivated to continue improving.
~ Dave Dispoto,
I just got back from the IR/INFO Conference in Orlando. What a great time! Although the temperature could have been a little warmer, we could not have gotten a warmer reception from the Infraspection staff. Jim Seffrin, his brother Chris, and the entire Infraspection staff did an awesome job and worked tirelessly to treat everyone like a part of their family. The surprises were endless. Thank you Infraspection. See you next year.
PS~ I'm adding IR to my HI business. I thought going to the IR /INFO Conference should be the first step for me. I was right.
~ Harry Mikros,
Baker Street Inspection Agency
Thank You Very
Much to you and your staff for another excellent IRINFO!
After completing all IR/INFO Conferences that I have attended
- I am always able to enhance my present IR program with new
information learned from the various speakers and from the
short courses which were presented. It's also a great opportunity
to share IR data which was collected during the year with
other thermographers for their opinion. The combination of
IRINFO and spending a few days with fellow thermographers
from around the world helps keep us all sharp and on top of
our game within our industry.
~ Fred Baier,
East Coast Industries
As a professional from a different but related industry,
the exposure and experience I possessed coming into this conference
was limited. In 3 days, this conference exposed me to a world
and wealth of information about thermographic applications
and techniques I can now apply to my current business model.
More importantly, it gave me the information to improve my
current infrared program and potentially expand to offer more
services. Lastly, the contacts made at IR/INFO and the open
sharing of information cannot be quantified.
Thanks for this forum and I look forward to next year.
~ Adam Blankenship,
Beach Thermal Imaging
As always, presentations were informative.
Jim, Chris, Beth and Mary all worked and succeeded in making
it feel like one extended family. I think we have outgrown
this hotel. Food was great.
Thanks all, another great year.
~ John Wilcoxson
IR/INFO conference is an effective place to refresh and improve
your knowledge of thermal imaging. IR/INFO provides insights
into the new techniques and technologies available to the
A must for any thermographer who wants to maintain an effective
thermal imaging program or service.
~ Rick Kurek
I would say that if you’re not sure what Thermography
is or what it’s about, this is the best source of information
and opportunity to meet people in the field of Thermography
and the brotherhood of thermographers.
IBEW Local 26 Washington, DC
~ Bob Barsell
A great function to start the year off for new ideas, opportunities
and friendships for everyone involved.
I look forward to next year.
~ James Brady
As a new thermographer I was exposed to several utilizations
of this technology that were new to me. The education was
very diverse and non-selfish. The accommodations were great
and the attendees very welcoming.
~ Daniel Ohs
A very informative conference, covering a wide range of thermographic
applications presented in a professional, well organized format.
I have attended other conferences and plan on being a regular
~ Bill Grube
Thermal Inspection Services
A diverse group of professionals with a diverse range of
expertise. Information that is delivered is done with an underlying
theme of sincerity, passion and orientated presentations/presenters
are well choreographed and organized.
This was my first IR/INFO conference and it confirmed my
decision to choose the Institute and this conference over
~ Bill Arnot
Always something new even for the experienced!
~ Joel Fallbright
PPL Susquehanna LLC
I never would have believed that the amount of information
shared by all speakers at IR/INFO 2004 would be so varied
and with such content. This is my first IR/INFO but it certainly
won’t be the last.
~ Antonio Alvia
If you are a thermographic professional, would like to be,
or simply a layperson seeking to better understand the industry,
its technology, and/or the latest in cutting edge infrared
and other PDM technology applications, IR/INFO is an invaluable
learning and networking opportunity!
~ Rob Callahan
In a relatively short period of time, you get exposed to
Thermography products, expanded uses for infrared imaging
and the opportunity to meet with others who share similar
interests. I think I learned foremost that Thermography is
an art and a science, but even more importantly it is a community
where individuals freely share experiences.
One suggestion: Would be good idea to have list of attendees/
with their companies and e-mail addresses.
~ Mark Wagner
Keyword is “open mindedness”. The underlying
theme of the entire session is professionalism at its best.
Attention to detail without losing sight of the forest!
~ Neil Hall
Neil Hall PLD, AIA
Continuing education and keeping up with new technology.
~ Allen B. Fox
Tremendous talent pool in the attendees, presenters and hosts.
Learned much after hours as well as in-sessions.
~ Jim Lies
Infrared Predictive Maintenance
As a newcomer to the IR community IR/INFO has allowed a giant
step from limited knowledge of the industry and the industry
leaders to a feeling of being a member of the IR professional
Thanks for the great opportunity and looking forward to IR/INFO
~ William S. Cook
An extremely enlightening experience.
I came to IR/INFO for the 5 short courses. These struck my
interest and fit into the expectations of my IR program. I
expected to be bombarded with semi-sales information with
all the other sub-presentations. This, I have experienced
in many expos/infos/programs.
What I found was 25 of the most informative and question
raising topics presented in a manner not for self gain, but
for group gain.
IR/INFO makes you feel like a fraternity brother rather than
a gain seeking professional, though both are accomplished.
~ Michael E. Hubbs
No matter how much you already know about thermography, not
how much experience you have, you will learn something new
at this conference that will help you become a better thermographer.
~ Clint Cox
The experience was very informational. The range of topics
discussed and the knowledge of the presenters and the Infraspection
Institute staff was significant.
The whole atmosphere of the conference was friendly and exceedingly
The willingness of experts in their fields to share.
~ David Atkins
Refresher courses were good. After a while in this industry
knowledge becomes wisdom. It is always good to re-address
the foundation of the knowledge.
Small venue brings about a family atmosphere. Good to catch
up with old friends.
~ Harley Denio
What They Said Before...
Friends, I would like to thank the
both of you for inviting me to speak at IR/ INFO 2003. I
look forward each year to attending so that I can interact
and learn new ideas from old friends and also make new ones.
Each year that I attend IR/INFO I always come back to Con
Ed with new ideas and techniques that I can put into practice
in my infrared inspections.
I also share this information with
various other groups who have an interest. I guess this
is the reason my company allows me to attend each year.
I also want to thank the both of you for being such good
friends. You are always there when I come across problems
that I don't have an answer for, it is very reassuring.
As I told Paul Grover (YODA), "I'm not an expert but
I know where I can get an answer". Thank you for the
hospitality you showed my family and I.
- Tom Frail
I want to take this oportunity to thank you
and your families for a very well run conference/symposium
you did a wonderful job. And this is comming from a person
who hates conferences/symposiums, it both informative and
- Michael Yochelson
Brams Electric, Inc
I'm thrilled to see the I2 IR/INFO
conference back on the infrared landscape. The variety and
scope of presentations mean there is something of interest
for every Thermographer. See you next year!
~ Larry Davis
This has been a great learning experience
for me, being the very first time to attend the Infraspection
Symposium. I have learned more from this than from both Level
I and II classes. Presentations were very informative, learned
some "tricks" about IR scanning, and our exhibitor
gave me more than enough info to take back to our facility.
Hope to see you all next year if not sooner.
~ Ruben Balmaceda
Intel Corporation, Arizona
2001 IR/INFO one of the most diversified in presentations
with new technology and new ideas.
I/R is changing and advancing, new applications
are constantly being found and this comes from more people
involved, learning and doing I/R and at IR/INFO this is being
shared. I would like to see a group feedback 9-10 months after
IR/INFO on anything learned on ideas sprung from (INFO) that
were taken back to your job (company) tried, implemented or
The exhibitor show was very well organized
with very knowledgeable people, this was a friendly group
that was easy to visit and discuss with new equipment. Not
once did I hear one group bad mouthing another and this was
refreshing. It is nice to see all attending to be going in
the same direction to further all in a positive direction.
~ Art Grosch
Intel Corporation, Arizona
Something for everyone. Interesting and informative
for the first time novice to the experienced pro. The networking
opportunities alone were worth the price of admission.
~ Paul Miller
Dominion Virginia Power
You may have been to the rest, but now it
is time to get back to the best! IR/INFO 2001 far exceeded
my expectations an d is the "premium" IR Conference
to attend in the industry.
~ Craig Shepherd
IR/INFO: 1st conference attended, excellent
range of subject coverage with all presentations providing
new and/or better Thermographer methods and reasoning skills.
Found the diversity, professionalism and kindred spirit of
the attendees to be almost, (if not as much) value as the
presentations. About the IR/INFO Exhibitors: Enjoyed meeting
and listening to their presentations.Thank you..
~ Mike Sharlon
I thought that everything went smoothly.
No hitches. If there were any, they were transparent. Everyone
acted professional and shared info freely. The atmosphere
was friendly and informative. Great job guys. Welcome back.
~ Harley Denio
IR/INFO is the most informative information
seminar that I have attended. The presentations and information
presented was very helpful and useful.
~ Bruce Williams
Thank you! To have the best of the best.
Together was the highlight of my career! And to have grandpa
Grover back only completes the event. We truly are a family.
~ Dick Toth