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Meet the Team

Dave Russell, President

Dave is President of Russell NDE Systems Inc., and the PICA Group of companies, and manages the marketing for all of the corporations. Dave is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of NDT and a CGSB Level-III technician. He has spent the past 50 years of his career in the NDT business. He holds several patents on the technology used in the PICA and Russell in-line inspection Tools .

Reach Dave in Edmonton at +1 (780) 468-6800 or info@russelltech.com


Ad Shatat, P. Eng., Vice President, Operations

Ad manages our pipeline inspection operations on both the water and oil and gas sides.  He is also our chief scientist and remains very involved in the development of new technologies and inspection devices.

Contact Ad by calling our main number +1 (780) 468-6800 or email info@russelltech.com

Ankit Vajpayee, P. Eng., Vice President, Global Business Development

Ankit holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and spends most of his time providing advanced NDE solutions to Oil & Gas, Electricity & Power, Pulp & Paper and Water & Sewer Industries around the world. Ankit is fluent in four languages: English, Hindi, Russian and Ukrainian.

Ankit is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Ph: +1-780-668-2741 and can also be reached through info@russelltech.com



Dan Lingnau, Applications Specialist

Dan is involved in the design of tools and accessories and manages field assignments around the world, especially pipeline inspection projects. Dan assists our customers in preparing for ILI projects by designing "Application Specific" Tool launchers and receivers.

Contact Dan by calling our main number: +1 (780) 468-6800 or email info@russelltech.com

Bill Jappy, Director of sales and marketing for PICA, a subsidiary of Russell NDE

Bill has extensive experience marketing condition analysis solutions to water / wastewater owners and operators across North America in both the municipal and industrial marketplace. Based in Toronto, ON he oversees PICA Corp. sales inquiries and can be reached at info@picacorp.com or +1(416) 427-7652.

Ed Brain, Sales and service in the eastern seaboard of Canada, U.S.A, and France

Ed has a long and distinguished career in NDT instrumentation design, manufacturing and sales. He is based in Montreal and looks after sales, service and technical consulting for Russell NDE and PICA Corp. on the eastern seaboard of Canada and the U.S.A.. Ed also looks after nuclear plant customers and is fluent in both French and English.

To reach Ed, please call him at +1 (514) 703-9009 or email info@russelltech.com

Vincent Shen, Director of Sales and service in Asia and the west coast of North America

As a NDT professional, Vincent takes care of sales, service and technical support for Russell NDE and PICA Corp. Vincent is fluent in both Mandarin and English. He is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and can be reached at +1 (778) 987-7841 or email info@russelltech.com

Chris Garrett, Director of Sales and service in the United States for PICA, A Russell NDE Subsidiary

As a field Project Co-ordinator, Chris manages the operations of the PICA USA Corporation suite of in-line inspection tools for the Municipal and Nuclear marketplace. When he is not inspecting pipelines in the field, Chris is active in marketing and addressing customer inquiries. He speaks both English and Mandarin.

To contact Chris, please email him at info@picacorp.com or call +1(800)-661-0127.

Mario McCabe, Director of Sales and service in the UK, China and Europe for Russell NDE and PICA UK

Mario has a long history with See Snake, HydraSnake and other NDT services for Russell NDE. and PICA UK. Mario manages In-Line Inspection Services for China, the U.K. and the European marketplace. PICA U.K. is ideally based in the mid west of England with easy access to all of the British Isles and Europe.

Contact Mario on +44-(0) 7798-574254 or info@russelltech.com


Paul Ryhanen, Field Services Project Manager

Paul manages most of our pipeline inspection projects for oil and gas customers and is often involved with PICA projects on water and wastewater pipelines

Contact Paul by calling our main number +1 (780) 468-6800 or email info@russelltech.com