Cindy R. Finley got her start in the NDT world in 1991 when she co-founded UTEX Scientific Instruments Inc., an electronics engineering firm focused on serving the needs of the NDT community for high-end automated inspection systems and software.
Finley’s contribution to NDT is primarily through her volunteer work. She started at the local level as the secretary/treasurer for the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Society for NDT (CSNDT) and ultimately worked her way up to become the Chair of what is now the Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE) in 2011.
After finishing her time on the CINDE board, Finley accepted a nomination to sit as a Director at Large on the ASNT Board. In 2015, she was elected as the first Regional Director of the newly formed Region 20 (Canada). In 2016, the first ASNT Section in Canada was chartered in the Province of Ontario.
When Finley’s three-year term on the ASNT board was completed, she was invited to sit on the Audit Committee. She is currently serving her second term as its chair.
She is a CINDE Fellow (class of 2007) and the recipient of a “one-of-a-kind” recognition award by CINDE (2015) for her extraordinary contribution to the NDT industry.
As the Executive Vice President of UTEX Scientific, she brings to the board 30 years of business experience, leadership skills, communication expertise, and a wealth of volunteer experience. She is looking forward to putting these skills to work for you: the membership, the Society, and the industry overall.
Since Finley is happiest when helping people, she considers being able to serve the ASNT membership as part of your board to be her happy place. She is hoping to be able to make a difference and thinks the key to being a good volunteer is to be a good listener, ask lots of questions, and think outside the box.