About

NDT Supplies

Our Mission

Newco is a leader in the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry providing value-added products and services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of the Newco team. In doing this, we will deliver operational excellence in every corner of the company and meet or exceed our commitments to the many constituencies we serve — including ourselves.

About Us

We provide NDT products and services such as consulting, design, assembly and installation services in all NDT disciplines. We have designed and installed systems for the most demanding customers in the automotive, aerospace, airline, nuclear, utility and chemical industries in addition to servicing all branches of the armed forces.

Our knowledgeable staff and “customer first” attitude have made Newco what it is today.  Our long-term dedication to the NDT industry is evident in our client experience.

Client Testimonials

I have been coming to Newco, Inc. for approximately 9 years or so. Cathy has been my go to person all this time.  She has helped me find things that I figured I would never find. On orders she is aware of others and who has what and ensures that I get the best price.  If I need it fast I know that I can depend on her to get it to me as requested.   I will continue to use Cathy there at Newco as long as I am in the NDT Field. Mary Turner, Program Manager at InspecTesting

Eagle Testing Company was opened in September 2004.   Newco Inc. was instrumental then and now. It continues to be a pleasure to conduct business with them. Their customer service personnel has always been very friendly and knowledgeable. Their technical support has been excellent in helping us keep certain equipment operating. I have found that any need I have in their expertise they are just not willing to help but seem excited too. We have been very pleased with Newco’s service, support and pricing.  C. David Powell, President of Eagle Testing Company

Challenge Engineering and Testing, Inc has utilized Newco Inc to provide assistance in research of products and to provide our required NDT supplies for many years. Newco has worked with Challenge to provide the most competitive pricing on the many NDT products we required. Best of all is the excellent service, quick response time and “going the extra mile” if we are in need of specialty products or emergency response time. Newco sales personnel we contact are like family and are definitely part of the Challenge Engineering & Testing team providing NDT services worldwide.  Dave C. Wiggins, Vice President, Challenge Engineering & Testing

Mike Alton

President

Mike Alton, the President of Newco and a US Air Force veteran, has a rich history in the NDT industry with over 31 years of experience in the field. He has acquired vast amounts of NDT expertise while employed in the Paper Mill Industry, Fossil Fuel Plants, Commercial and Military Aviation Repair Stations, and Aircraft Manufacturing Facilities. Mike’s proficiency and knowledge of multiple NDT modalities, as well as the broad network of associates he has built in the business, produced a natural transition into sales of NDT equipment. He enjoyed 9 years as an accomplished sales management professional for GE Inspection Technologies, a world leader in advanced non-destructive imaging. His accomplishments include Level III Certifications in RT, UT, MT, PT, and ET. In addition, he also holds an Airframe and Powerplant license.

His vision and ambition as the President of Newco is to fulfill the needs of the growing NDT Industry. He strives to gain and maintain extensive knowledge of all products and demonstrate a fully supportive role. Mike intends to provide solutions for his customers and vendors, demonstrating the flexibility and creativity necessary for establishing new ground. By bridging the gap which exists between manufacturers and channel partners, Newco is working to change the perception of how a channel partner should function. Mike believes that thinking outside the box will bring positive change, and necessary improvements to the existing NDT market and he stands ready to take that challenge head on for you.

Al Cancino

Technical Sales Manager Florida

Working in the NDT industry for 22 years. Started with Agfa as a specialist for Structurix equipment and was responsible for supporting the entire Structurix processor product line from Canada to Chile. General Electric acquired Agfa NDT in 2004 where he continued to support the Structurix product line that included training and supporting Field Service engineers and customers who worked on that product line from Canada to Chile. In 2006, Al started working with the Phoenix product line which is the product line of GE Measurement & Control Solutions for micro- and Nano focus 2D industrial X-ray inspection as well as industrial computed tomography (micro CT and Nano CT), 3D failure analysis, 3D metrology and inline CT. When he left GE in October 2014, he was one of four certified level 1 trainers in the world which allowed him to train and certify Field Service Engineers that work on this equipment. As of 2014, he is the territory manager for Newco providing NDT Solutions to Newco’s customers in Florida and other territories. Additionally, Al handles all of the Service Contracts nationwide.

Howard Helms

Technical Sales Manager Florida

Degreed metallurgical engineer with professional PE. Started career with Bethlehem Steel where received five level threes in 1972. Moved to Florida to work with Westinghouse Nuclear as manager of materials which include NTD, welding, material selection, and coatings. Was level three for the Quality Assurance group. Moved to Martin Marietta as manager of quality labs which included all NDT requirement. Was level three for missile division in Orlando FL. Joined Newco to cover sales in the Florida region. Started ITF Inc. to manufacture industrial waste treatment, power coating and cleaning systems. After first retirement consulted with Siemens Power Systems to do failure analysis and NDT. Returned to Newco to cover Florida and design and build waste treatment equipment.

Vincent Alfano

Chief Operating Officer

Vincent Alfano, a native of Birmingham Alabama, has been a business owner and executive since the late 1970’s. Using the skills acquired in pursuit of an Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Alabama Birmingham, he founded and co-owned Computer Engineers, Inc. from 1978 to 1984 when desktop computing was in its infancy. Vince led custom computer programming teams creating many financial solutions for business entrepreneurs. Through many business endeavors since, he has performed many duties through the ranks of several of his more recent companies building skillsets and gaining a better understanding of the needs of his employees, customers, business partners and business associates. Vince joined the team at Newco at the request of Mike Alton, it’s new owner and president to help position Newco, Inc. as one of the new leaders in the NDT industry. Vince is married to his wife Catherine of 43 years. He has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Vince enjoys spending time with family, fishing and tending to his vineyard in his free time.

Chris Watters

Technical Sales Manager Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee

Provides NDT solutions for customers in AL, GA, MS and TN. Prior to joining Newco, Chris worked in art and archaeological labs performing radiography, spectroscopy, and microscopy. As special faculty at Clemson University Restoration Institute, Chris had worked with Newco on projects including the conservation of the H.L. Hunley (italics) and George Flagg Whites Harriet Aiken (name in italics) painting. Previous employment includes the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Brookyln Museum of Art and the Kaman-Kalehoyuk archaeological dig in Turkey. He holds a M.A. from Buffalo State University, a B.S., and B.F.A. from University of Wyoming.

Liz Sohl

Technical Sales Manager Tire Industry (Nationwide)

Worked in the tire industry since 1988, mostly in the final finish area of a tire plant. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Akron in Electrical Engineering and a MBA from Malone College. She started her career as an engineer working for Akron Standard which manufactures Tire Uniformity and Balancer equipment. She then worked at Allen Bradley programming PLC’s for various AB customers. After leaving AB, she worked as a Project Manager for LumenX, now known as Yxlon. She left Yxlon to join Newco as an Account Manager. Liz specializes in upgrading all Tire X-Ray Inspection Systems to the latest technology as well as helping these customers with any other NDT needs that they may have. Liz also represents Yxlon for new Tire Inspection Systems in North America.

Hank Rowe

Technical Sales Manager Northeast

Hank Rowe spent 17 years in the US Navy and retired being lead instructor at the Navys NDT school in Great Lakes IL. After this went to work for XRI Testing as a shift lead and responsible inspector in all methods. Then promoted to operation manager and built and opened brand new lab with 5 x-Ray rooms quickly expanding to 11 operational x-Ray rooms some automated some still manual also the first commercial lab to qualify CR for structural inspection of F22 components.

Scott Cagle

Technical Sales Manager North Carolina, South Carolina

Electronics Engineering Degree, Ultrasonic level 2, 31 years NDT experience in RT, UT, MT, PT, ET, VT. Started at Newco 1985.