Pile Dynamics Inc. has announced Mario Saavedra as the company’s latest sales engineer. In a release, PDI says Saavedra brings an “abundance of technical expertise to PDI's clients around the world.”

Saavedra has extensive experience in conducting high strain dynamic and low strain dynamic testing and analysis, cross hole sonic logging, thermal integrity profile testing and analysis, and more, in onshore and offshore projects throughout the United States and abroad.

“We are extremely excited to add Mario to our team,” says PDI Director of Global Sales Anna Sellountou-Rausche. “This is a dynamic and fascinating position in which he will have the chance to provide his extensive product and technical knowledge to support our clients worldwide.”

PDI says Saavedra will work closely with the company’s international representatives in more than 100 countries. He has a civil engineering degree from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina, and has co-authored several publications on deep-foundations testing methods. He speaks fluent English and Spanish. He joins PDI after more than two decades at GRL Engineers Inc.

“I look forward to combining my QA testing field experience and knowledge of PDI systems in an effort to not only help PDI’s clients and prospects, but the industry as a whole on the benefits of deep foundation testing methods,” Saavedra adds.

Pile Dynamics Inc. manufactures quality assurance products for the deep foundations industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, PDI supplies testing instrumentation globally. For more information, visit www.pile.com.