As Canada’s national non-profit membership based society for the people and companies engaged in the business of nondestructive testing (NDT), the Canadian Institute for NDE has for over 30 years delivered world class training for NDT and operated a full-service government approved certification test center while also providing a host of other member services to ensure NDT professionals and practitioners can network, stay abreast of new technology and industry news, and improve their knowledge.
Mr. Cote joined the CINDE in 2007 as a Project Manager, and was promoted to Managing Director in 2010. Prior to that he worked for 30 years at Dofasco Inc. (now ArcelorMittal Dofasco) in a variety of positions including Lubrication Lab Supervisor, Quality Improvement Project Manager, Senior Reliability Specialist and Team Leader of the Predictive Technical Services department.
Mr. Cote has served in a wide variety of roles with technical societies including STLE, ICML, AISE, ISO, ASTM and SMRP, and has significant experience in the development and delivery of personnel certification programs. He served as a founding member of the Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) Committee for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), and as a founding member and Chairman of the Certification Committee for the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) designation offered by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), which is an ANSI accredited program.
Mr. Cote has also worked as a Training Instructor for over 20 years, delivering a variety of continuing education and full-time courses for Mohawk College and Northern College in Ontario and Northern Lakes College in Alberta. Throughout his career he has delivered hundreds of presentations at national and international conferences, workshops and seminars.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement; Larry has been a great addition to the CINDE team to help focus the direction of the company,” stated Dennis Domenichini, Chairman of the Board. “His lengthy technical background from one of the most successful steel companies in North America, and extensive experience with training, certification and many technical communities will help us to further expand our reach and improve the value of our Member Services.”