HVPD strengthens North America team – and our commitment to customers in the region

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to North America Sales Manager Tim Layman and Test Engineer Michael Nie, who join HVPD as part of our continued international expansion.

High Voltage Partial Discharge (HVPD) and our subsidiary, HVPD Inc. have underlined our commitment to serving international customers with the addition of two new recruits: North America Sales Manager Tim Layman, and Test Engineer Michael Nie.

Tim Layman, a University of Mississippi alum, has over 15 years’ experience working with a range of large industrial companies across the entirety of North America, and a thorough understanding of HV/MV assets. He has built a stellar reputation through client development and nurturing genuine relationships, earning trust and respect across high voltage industries.

Tim is now looking forward to working with our award-winning Partial Discharge monitoring technology and test services. On his appointment Tim said:

I’m very interested in HVPD’s technology – that’s one of the aspects that attracted me to the role. HVPD has a global reach and I’m looking forward to bringing my local knowledge of the North America market to the table. The company is a great fit for me. My experience and HVPD’s expertise complement each other – there’s a lot of opportunities ahead.”

Tim brings with him Test Engineer Michael Nie, with whom he has worked for the last 3 years. Michael, an Electronic Engineering major, has a decade of extensive experience detecting PD in switchgear including GIS, as well as data analysis, and training engineers around the globe. He has even had a hand in the PD technology product development process over the years.

Michael has also built a solid reputation for customer care, providing technical assistance and commercial support on a range of PD-related issues, and developing a real understanding of customer requirements before, during, and after purchase and implementation.

Michael Nie said:When I started my career, I knew about HVPD because they are famous for their experience with Partial Discharge. I have used HVPD case studies to further my knowledge of asset management. I am looking forward to working with the best PD monitoring technology in the field, and introducing it to more companies in North America.“The move is significant not only in adding diverse knowledge and experience to our already market-leading team of Partial Discharge specialists, but also in improving the way we deliver our services to our North America customers. With Tim and Michael being based at the company’s US arm of the business, HVPD Inc, the new team is perfectly-placed to serve, visit, and respond to customers much quicker across the region, and improve our clients’ overall condition monitoring strategies with the help of their invaluable local knowledge. Not only will HVPD’s customer response time be improved in the region, but having a local team means personal, face-to-face relationships can be futher developed.

President of HVPD Inc Rachel Oates said:We are delighted to add Tim and Michael to the team. We have a lot of big customers in North America, and now we can provide an even better service to them than before. At the same time, there are a lot of potential customers that would hugely benefit from our technology. Tim and Michael will be able to help connect us with new customers and support even more industries across the region. They spent a week with us at our global head office in Manchester, UK, and were welcomed by their new colleagues with open arms. Everyone is thrilled to be working together. It’s an exciting time for new and existing customers in North America ”

The hiring of Tim and Michael is the latest investment of HVPD’s continued global expansion strategy, following the opening of regional offices in China, Abu Dhabi, and Australia – as well as the USA earlier this year.

Since it was founded in 2006, HVPD has worked with – and continues to work with – some of the biggest names in global business across a range of high voltage industries, including Chevron, BP, Siemens, Stena Drilling, Shell, International Paper, Freeport LNG, CNRL, Irving Oil, and many more.

To get in touch with Tim about any of HVPD’s test and monitoring services in North America, please email Timothy.layman@hvpdinc.com.

About HVPD

HVPD supplies a comprehensive range of equipment to detect and monitor on-line Partial Discharge (PD) for the condition assessment of in service power cables, switchgear, motors and generators, and transformers rated at 3.3 kV and above. Suitable for Medium Voltage (MV), High Voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV) assets, our Partial Discharge testing and monitoring technology provides you with an early warning of developing insulation faults, helping you to avoid costly failures and resulting unplanned network outages. Our Head Office, Manufacturing and Training Facility is based in Manchester and hosts a 100 kV Faraday Cage facility. As an international organisation we support our global customers with offices in Texas USA, Dalian China, UAE Middle East and Perth, Western Australia as well as an extensive network of international channel partners. HVPD are proud to have won three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the categories of Innovation and International Trade (x2) and are committed to reinvesting in research and development year-on-year to stay at the front of our field.