Frank H. Finn. Jr. is the founder and chief executive officer of Northeast Pressure Vessel Testing (NEPVT). Under the direction of his father, Frank H. Finn, Sr. (founder of FIBA), Frank H. Finn, Jr. worked for FIBA Technologies, Inc. (FIBA) for many years learning about the industry first hand from this leading global provider of gas containment equipment and services for the industrial gas, chemicals, specialty gas, offshore oil and gas exploration, and alternative fuel industries around the globe. In 1993, FIBA was the first to receive a DOT exemption to use ultrasonic testing on cylinders.
Frank Jr. spent many years leading up to the approval working closely with the research and development team on this innovative, new technology. FIBA was the pioneer in developing ultrasonic testing to requalify compressed gas cylinders. Originally, NEPVT was used as a model site to show case the equipment and technology, and to provide customer training which lead to a full-fledged business specialized in ultrasonic testing and other requalification services with compressed gas cylinder maintenance. NEPVT is committed to advancements in technology, passing through efficient, precise approved testing methods to our customers.
Recognizing the many advantages that ultrasonic testing could deliver, in 1999, NEPVT was formed to meet a growing need in the region for retesting of compressed gas cylinders using the hydrostatic water jacket testing method and introducing the benefits of using the ultrasonic technology to recertifying compressed gas cylinders. Today, at the Westborough, MA location, NEPVT provides cylinder retest and maintenance for the compressed gas industry, both large industry leaders and small privately owned businesses and has a mobile ultrasonic unit which travels to various customer locations in the United States. With his innovative mindset and expertise in the industry, Frank saw yet another opportunity in the gas industry. NEPVT is now a master distributor of specialty hydrocarbons in the Northeast.
Frank Jr.’s experience at FIBA and exposure to the compressed gas industry has shaped the manner in which he does business developing a plan to better service his customers through attention to detail, appropriate personnel training and meeting his customers’ needs.