Engineering veterans Daniel Cheney, P.E., Barry Badders, P.E. and Steven Marquiss, P.E.,  have joined Intertek—bringing  a combined 70-plus years of experience to the building products division, according to the company.

This news follows the December 2013 announcement of Intertek’s acquisition of Architectural Testing (ATI) and the recent introduction of the Code Compliance Research Report by Intertek (CCRR) which offers a timely and cost-effective option for code compliance and product acceptance. 

“These three individuals are well-respected professionals who sit on the pivotal codes and standards committees that are key to the industries we serve,” noted Gavin Campbell, Intertek’s global senior vice president, building products. “Their high-caliber expertise aligns perfectly with our goal of providing a total solution of testing, certification and engineering support that our customers and industry partners can have confidence in.”

Cheney joins the company as program manager–code evaluations, bringing 25 years of experience in testing, product acceptance, codes and standards to the Certification Services group. He is a member of ASTM committees D05, D14 and D07, and has served as chairman of the AWC subcommittee on the Fire Performance of Wood, the AWC wood design standards committee and the Wood I-Joist Manufacturers Association. He is also a member of the NAHB construction, codes and standards committee. Cheney uses his extensive experience to develop programs that will help clients gain product acceptance in their respective markets.

Badders joined Intertek as program manager–fire testing and certification and is based in the San Antonio laboratory. Badders has a Master of Science in fire protection engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and fire engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Florida, and has 15 years of experience in mechanical and fire engineering. He is a member of ASTM committee E05, chair of the NFPA fire test committee and a convener of the ISO working group 1 under TC92/SC2.  In addition to filling the senior technical position in San Antonio, Badders will be working with Intertek’s other fire labs to strengthen and expand their fire testing capabilities.

Marquiss,  a senior project engineer with certification service brings with him a wealth of knowledge that comes from more than 30 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. Marquiss has worked on a variety of projects involving all aspects of building construction. He earned both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Penn State, and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Texas. In his new role, Marquiss will be responsible for product evaluation and certification, with an emphasis on code compliance research report projects. 
“Whether the goal is a listing or a code compliance research report,” said Campbell, “we will guide the project through the test plan, testing, plant inspection, evaluation and follow-up inspection phases so as to provide an efficient and cost-effective experience. When our clients succeed, we succeed.”
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