Fred Colbert, President, Level III Certified Thermographer/Instructor
Fred Colbert launched the business that would become
Colbert Infrared Services, Inc. in 1984. At that point he
already had seven years of infrared inspection experience under
his belt. He had observed first hand that the industry was not
keeping up with the times in the burgeoning information age. His
vision was to deliver uncompromised quality and accuracy in
infrared inspections by exploiting technological innovations
continuously. His ability to manage the growth of the company has
brought it to be one of the largest and most successful infrared
inspection consultancies in North America.
During the same
period, Fred developed the Thermal Trendâ„¢ database and
successfully brought it to market. His management of the Thermal
Trendâ„¢ global sales force has made Thermal Trend the top
selling Infrared predictive maintenance inspection management
software program worldwide.
Fred is a Level IIII certified thermographer. He has taught the
art and science of thermography since 1993, first through the
Academy of Infrared Thermography, and now through the
Professional Thermographers Association and
Colbert Infrared Services, Inc. He is responsible for PTA
courseware and course oversight, and teaches certified
thermographers to ASNT Levels I, II and III standards. He also
teaches specialized application courses throughout the world.
Fred frequently speaks at international infrared technology
conferences, and has had several white papers published. His work
has been featured in Maintenance Technology magazine twice.
Additionally, Fred testified as an expert witness
on infrared surveillance techniques, technology and evidence
in the famous Supreme Court privacy case
Kyllo v. United States (1998).
Fred is currently a Manufacturer's Representative for
FLIR Certified Consultant, and a member of ASNT, NFPA and
charter member of The Professional Thermographers Association.