Mike McVaugh, President

PresidentMike McVaugh is the President and co-owner of Laboratory Testing Inc., a Materials Testing, NDT & Calibration Services provider located just outside of Philadelphia, in Hatfield, PA. McVaugh’s Testing Laboratory career began in 1982 when McVaugh’s father invited him into the Hilltown, PA business, Carson Non Destructive Testing. Carson Non Destructive Testing was a division of Carson Helicopters. McVaugh’s father purchased the business from Frank Carson in 1984 and that same year, incorporated the business as Laboratory Testing Inc.McVaugh’s interest in the industry developed from his time working in the lab as a child. As McVaugh immersed himself in the business, he took technical courses and achieved company level 3 in NDT Testing, while progressing from the role of technician to lab supervisor to lab manager. In 1994, McVaugh assumed the role of President and became the co-owner of Laboratory Testing along with his siblings.

McVaugh believes that when his staff is successful, Laboratory Testing’s clients are successful. Part of his responsibility is to oversee employee development. He enjoys hiring talented people that he can support as they grow their careers by providing top quality lab testing services to customers. McVaugh also enjoys developing long-term relationships with customers.

McVaugh champions a continuous learning policy for his employees. Laboratory Testing is accredited and holds memberships with numerous professional associations to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest equipment and technology specifications. For more than 25 years, McVaugh has been a member of ASNT, ASM, and AWS.

Increased accreditation and testing capabilities have been key drivers for Laboratory Testing’s success. McVaugh recently expanded service offerings with the Fracture Toughness and Fatigue Testing of metals to support the Aerospace Industry. In 2012, McVaugh began expanding Field Calibration and Metrology services as additional services for Non Destructive and Destructive Testing customers in PA, NJ, DE, NY, and MD.

Laboratory Testing  provides clients “One-Stop” access to a wide-range of materials testing services, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, specimen machining, dimension inspection, and calibration services. They are fully capable of safely handling and testing materials of all shapes, sizes and quantities. Laboratory Testing recently celebrated 30 years in business. McVaugh is currently grooming the 3rd generation to take over the family business and looks forward to another 30 years of success.

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