Northwest Aerospace News June | July 2019 Issue No. 9 | Page 10

An Ethos of Certainty By Robin Bishop W ith roots nearly twice as old as the aviation industry, Element, an award-winning global testing, inspection, and certifi- cation (TIC) partner has seen a rebirth in the past decade. Prior to a 2010 management buy-out, Element was known as Stork Materials Technology with a pedigree rooted as far back as 1827 as Netherland’s Stork Engineering Group’s in-house lab. While they offer services to major industries such as infrastructure, environmental, fire, oil and gas, transportation, and med- ical, Element has grown its international aerospace solutions right along with the industry from the very beginning. Funda- mentally, Element strives to stay abreast of innovation and cutting-edge technology that will directly impact their customer’s testing, calibration, and certification requirements, none more so than aerospace. 10 NORTHWEST AEROSPACE NEWS