Founder and CEO
Gary Strahan has over 30 years of experience in Infrared Technology and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Currently, he is the CEO of Infrared Cameras Inc. (formerly Texas Infrared, still DBA) and Infrared Training Institute located in Beaumont, Texas with offices in Michigan, Minnesota, and Florida. He on the SPIE (Society of Optical Engineers) Thermosense Committee and the ASTM E 20 Committee – Non-Contact Temperature Measurement Devices, an NAUI/PADI Open Water Diver, and private pilot. He is extremely knowledgeable in NDT methods and technologies, having experience with all aspects of infrared thermography, from the designing and manufacturing of infrared cameras to their many applications.
Texas Infrared (now Infrared Cameras Inc.) was founded as a Manufacturer's Representative for AGEMA Infrared in 1995. Prior to starting his business, Gary was employed by Mobil Oil Corporation and wrote their Non-Destructive Testing Procedures. He was also a District Manager for FLIR Systems.
Gary is a Level III Certified Thermographer and has been an Infrared Thermography instructor since the early 90's. He has taught or been involved in the following ANST certified instructional courses:
- Contact Ultrasonics for Inspecting Welds and doing Contact Ultrasonic Thickness Readings
- Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Liquid Penetrant Inspection
- Vibration Analysis
- Acoustic Emission
- Corona/UV Inspection
- AWS Certified Welding Inspection
- API 570 Piping Inspection
- API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection
- API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspection
- API 650 Fired Furnace Inspection
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Neutron Radiography
- Acoustic Emission Inspection
- Commercial Diver Underwater Welding and NDT
He is also an Authorized Inspector (AI) for the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI).
Gary has sold and used PDMA Motor Current Analysis, Baker High Voltage Motor Test Equipment, CSI Vibration, DMSI Vibration, and other predictive maintenance equipment.
On August 4, 2014, Gary was interviewed live on CNN to discuss ICI's thermal imaging systems and their use in airports to detect passengers who display fevered readings to potentially deter the spread of infectious diseases.