MEMBER NEWS: ICR announces new senior appointment to head up Inspection and Integrity division

October 25, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: ICR announces new senior appointment to head up Inspection and Integrity division

ICR Integrity (ICR), global provider of specialist repair, inspection and integrity solutions to a diverse range of industries worldwide, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Antonio Caraballo as Director.

Antonio joins ICR to support the global growth of ICR’s inspection and integrity management business and reinforce the multi-skilled engineering team.  An esteemed industry professional, in his previous role Antonio led the multidiscipline integrity management division for INEOS FPS while also acting as Pipelines Technical Authority. He has a strong track record of developing transformational change in organisations and processes.

As an internationally recognised service-leader ICR offers over 30 years of expertise in providing innovative solutions for the oil and gas, renewables, power, defence and telecoms sectors.  Antonio will drive forward the market-leading products heading up the newly launched composite NDT inspection technology, an industry first, providing operators with the assurance in the integrity and long-term performance of composite repairs thus leading to their life extension, reducing waste whilst avoiding high carbon emissions associated with alternatives such as steel replacement or welded sleeves installation.

Commenting on his appointment, Antonio said: “I’m delighted to join ICR at such an exciting time for the organisation – the ongoing development and adoption of our innovative solutions, including our OMNI digital asset management software, methane detection and drone inspection offering, will undoubtedly add value and supports our clients’ net zero targets and safety performance

Antonio holds a master’s degree in Pipeline Engineering from the Cranfield University and in Materials Science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and began his studies in his native Colombia. He has worked in project and integrity engineering roles both in the UK and abroad for diverse companies such as GE Oil & Gas, Wood Group and BP as well as being a Fellow of the Energy Institute and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

ICR operates in global locations including Europe, MENA, Australia, ASEAN and North America and will launch its new website showcasing its specialist solutions in November.

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