The Unified Solution

Providing The Unified Solution

Our goal is to provide customers with services of the highest quality and the greatest possible value, thereby gaining and holding their respect and loyalty.

Our Commitment to Safety


The Origin of Versa Integrity Group

Owensby & Kritikos (O&K) and Savoy Technical Services (STS) merged together via a transaction completed on Dec. 31, 2012. Prior to the original merger, O&K acquired Rope Access Technology (RAT) in August of 2012.

The acquisition and merger joined three companies that bring the industry more than 70 years of NDE inspection, automated ultrasonic testing and high end evaluation capability, including: phased array, advanced ultrasonic technology, time on flight diffraction,
engineering and rope access. The combined companies offer a full variety of inspection and maintenance repair capability that utilized all facets of industrial, refining, chemical and offshore applications.

The companies have completed merging operations into a single, unified entity. The combined operations feature offices across the central Gulf Coast, with locations in Gretna, LA. (New Orleans), Broussard, LA. (Lafayette), Sulphur, LA. (Lake Charles) and Houston, TX.

The combination of the three companies provides customers with over 600 engineers, API inspectors, rope access climbers and NDE technicians. Just as with our legacy companies, our customers will find every one of Versa’s managers, supervisors and support personnel are available to provide the same professional service they have been accustomed to in the past.

Since the original creation of Versa in 2012, we have completed the following expansions:

  • Acquisition of Southern Inspection Services, Inc. in the Pascagoula, MS area. This expands the entire Versa suite of services to that area, with the addition of a company with over 25 years of experience and service.
  • Organic expansion in Freeport, TX. It began operations in December 2014.
  • Acquisition of CW Technical Services, Inc. in the Lafayette, LA area in July 2015. This expands Versa’s suite of services to include coating inspections which can be deployed to any of our locations.
  • Acquisition of Renegade Testing & Inspection, Inc. with two locations in Florida, Orlando, and Tampa, in October 2015. This expands Versa’s geographic footprint into the Florida market.
  • Organic expansion in Corpus Christi, TX. It began operations in December 2015.
  •  November, 2018 Acquisition of Maintenance & Turnaround Resources, LLC (MTR)

Leadership

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Clay Savoy
CEO

Clay Savoy

CEO

Clay has spent his entire life and career in and around the inspection business.

Clay was born in Lafayette, La, the heart of the oil and gas industry, his father a traveling inspector.  Clay enjoyed touring the country with his family and the opportunity meet new people. As a teenager, Clay’s family settled in Lake Charles, La and back to his Cajun roots.

Clay spent many of his college years also working in the inspection industry. With a Mechanical Engineering degree from McNeese State University, and 2 ASNT level IIIs under his belt, Clay was ready to begin his career. With his father’s industry experience and connections and Clay’s tenaciousness and love for people, Clay convinced his father to open their own inspection business.  They focused on personal relationships and a partnership approach, not found elsewhere in the industry. Thirteen years later, that small company has become Versa Integrity Group.

Clay credits his philosophy, “Business is simple, surround yourself with smart people that work hard, and give them an end goal they don’t think is possible” to the overall success of Versa.

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Bill Bertram
VP of Operations – General Manager

Bill Bertram

VP of Operations – General Manager

Bill currently serves as Versa’s Vice President-General Manager with a passion for people and a giving heart. 

He joined forces with David and Clay Savoy in 2009 to launch Savoy Technical Services, as a key part of the operations team, Bill mentored new X-Ray technicians as he worked alongside them. He was the first and only salesperson for Savoy and is known for bringing pineapples to his friends (customers) at Phillips66.

While at Savoy, Bill earned his Certified Welding Inspector Certification, API 510 & API 570 and led teams of inspectors and welders. At Savoy, Bill also served as Vice President of Business Development, building and growing the sales team.

Prior to joining Savoy, Bill was an X-Ray hand with a company formerly known as XRI and Metco. He worked in that field for over half a decade, and is a household name in the Lake Charles, LA area.

Bill’s coaches his employees to always be yourself, be honest and to remember, these customers are your friends, and, at the end of the day, that is what counts.

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Gary Kroner
VP of Technical Services

Gary Kroner

VP of Technical Services

Gary serves as Vice President of technology at Versa Integrity Group where he leads the charge in innovation of the inspection industry.

He has extensive experience in Carbon Steel Inspection, owning his own company, CSI from 1989 – 2017.  At CSI Gary developed and commercialized his own RFT Technology. Gary invented and commercialized XRFT & GCT Technologies and served as specification and storyboard creator for all CSI software, including EZ~Wave®, Triax®, TMS, Portal, Pic N Cap™ & GCT. He has received many awards and holds many patents for his CSI products.

Gary holds a BSME from University of Pittsburgh, graduating magna cum laude in 1986.

Gary’s ultimate career objective is to be the tip of the spear, to continuously innovate, implement and instruct, putting Versa at the forefront of inspection technology.

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Theron Vincent
VP of Business Development

Theron Vincent

VP of Business Development

Theron has over 28 years of Sales, Management, and Project Coordination experience in the Petrochem and Offshore Oil and gas industry.

Prior to Versa, Theron managed sales for Owensby and Kritikos Inspection. Theron is well traveled with experience in both the onshore and offshore space bringing a unique style of Business Development to Versa.

Theron was born and raised in Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. He is committed to seeing Versa become the top NDE company in the country.

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Leo Peña
Director of Human Resources (Shared Services & HR Operations)

Leo Peña

Director of Human Resources (Shared Services & HR Operations)

Leo Pena is our Head of Human Resources. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of human resources for Versa Integrity employees across the company, including compensation and benefits, talent management, employee engagement, labor and employment. 

Prior to joining Versa Integrity, Leo has held a number of leadership roles at Meritor, BorgWarner and Hubbell. Most recently, Leo was the HR Lead for Wired Distribution at Hubbell. Prior to Hubbell, he served as Director of Human Resources for NA Turbo at BorgWarner and before that served as a Regional SR Human Resources Manager with Meritor. In addition to his HR roles, Leo has held a number of volunteer roles with increasing responsibility with Advent Health, SHRM, and United Way.

Leo graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Business Management and Human Resources Degree.

For more information on opportunities at Versa, check out our careers page here

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Sam Harkins
Director of SH&E

Sam Harkins

Director of SH&E

Sam Harkins has served for 30 years in the industrial construction, maintenance, the Industrial Cleaning and currently the inspection industry. He serves as the Safety, Health and Environmental Director of Versa Integrity Group.

Prior to Versa, Sam served as a Regional Safety Manager for Turner Industries Group for 19 years, followed by 10 years as VP of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Training for Veolia ES Industrial Services North America.

During his career he has served as Chair Person on committees including the OSHA Steering Committee – Houston Contractor’s Safety Council, the ABC-Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation Safety & Health Committee and has served as member of ABC/CMEF Board of Trustees, the Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Managers Association, the Board of Directors for the United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth and the Veolia Global Safety Center of Excellence and in that capacity Sam made multiple trips abroad to assist other regions raise their Culture in Safety.

Sam attended Louisiana State University and is recognized by the American Society of Safety Engineers as a Corporate Safety Management Safety Professional.

For more information on our Safety Culture, click here