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VMS and Northeast Geotechnical Supply Inc. in Olyphant, PA have teamed up to provide cost effective systems that can be installed on geotechnical drillings rigs allowing them to perform CPT.  This will allow the operators of these rigs to offer their clients an alternate soil investigation method, which is increasingly used in North America.      

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VMS has set up a Seismic CPT discussion group on LinkedIn. This international discussion group on the world's largest professional network clearly reflects VMS's international and geotechnical activities and also supports their strategic partners Geomil and BCE, as these companies design and manufacture equipment for seismic CPT.

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Smart Structures Inc. announced that they have selected VMS to manage the User Certification Program for their Embedded Data Collector (EDC ) system.  This appointment expands the cooperation between the two companies as VMS had been awarded a contract in June of 2009 to assume editorial responsibility for the user manuals for the EDC system.
Gerald Verbeek, President of VMS, commented that this latest award fits perfectly with VMS's goal to establish a lasting relationship with a client and to become a true partner.  Expanding the cooperation between Smart Structures and VMS clearly indicates that this goal was achieved. 

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Baziw Consulting Engineers, Ltd. (BCE) and Verbeek Management Services (VMS) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic alliance.
BCE (www.bcengineers.com) specializes in seismic systems design, which incorporates seismic sensor instrumentation, signal conditioning, digital signal processing (DSP) and general software engineering. The company provides customized and state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions for a variety of seismic engineering applications in the geotechnical industry (such as the interpretation of seismic CPT data in accordance with ASTM standard D-7400) as well as in the oil & gas industry.
Through this new alliance BCE can focus their attention on product development and training of their clients in the use of that equipment, while VMS provides marketing and sales support, making full use of their extensive contacts, not only in the geotechnical service industry, but also in the oil & gas industry.
Erick Baziw, President of BCE, commented that he is very pleased with this alliance. “While we have developed and continue to develop a number of very sophisticated applied seismology products, our marketing and sales activities were often short changed in our desire to develop leading edge technology. Through this alliance we can be assured that this part of our business will get the attention it deserves”.
Commenting on this news, Gerald Verbeek, President of VMS, mentioned that it is another clear recognition of the services VMS can provide its clients. “This partnership between VMS and BCE is also a perfect fit, since BCE's products target two areas (geotechnical and oil & gas) where we are already very active, and this work will just expand our activities in those areas”.

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To recognize those who have contributed their time and expertise to the peer review of 100 or more papers, SPE has created "A Peer Apart".  Members who commit to be peer reviewers make substantial contributions to the industry's literature by helping to ensure that the papers published in SPE's technical journals are of the highest quality.  This new program recognizes the elite group who have reached the milestone of 100 papers or more.  Over time, these individuals have volunteered hundreds of hours to the society, helping to make SPE's peer-reviewed publications a valuable resource for the industry.

The inaugural class of A Peer Apart includes Gerald Verbeek, who together with the others members of this class was recognized during the Technical Editor Awards Receptions at SPE's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.   

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GeoMil, the leading provider of professional Cone Penetration Testing equipment, has signed an agreement with Verbeek Management Services in Tyler, Texas – USA to establish a local base for GeoMil’s North American operations. 

Commenting on the agreement, GeoMil’s President Volker Berhorst said, “In the last couple of years GeoMil has covered the US and Canadian market from the company’s head office in The Netherlands, but with this agreement we are establishing an actual operating base in the US.  Through this office we can serve our clients in North America much better, which is another step in our ongoing effort to expand our business internationally.”

Gerald Verbeek, President of VMS, commented, “As part of our Management Consultancy Services, VMS assists US companies with their operations in Europe and European companies with their business in North America.  Not only will this agreement expand this part of our services, it will also complement our existing activities in the geotechnical industry.  We are therefore extremely pleased that GeoMil has selected VMS to help them establish an US operation.” 

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VMS-Profound announced that they can now provide training in the use of Profound's Vibration Monitoring equipment.

Commenting on this development, Profound’s President Peter Middendorp said, “Until now all training in the use of Profound equipment was provided by staff based at the company’s head office in The Netherlands.  Our plan is that during 2005 our US office will start to provide training in the use of all our equipment, and the training program covering our Vibration Monitoring Equipment is the first step in this effort.”

Gerald Verbeek, President of VMS, commented, “Providing training services for Profound shows that VMS can assist European companies with all aspects of their business in the US.  It also demonstrates that VMS-Profound, which VMS established less than 4 months ago to represent Profound in North America, is quickly developing into a company that does more than just selling pile testing equipment.  By also offering training in the use of this equipment we are demonstrating that VMS-Profound can really assist our US clients.”

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Profound, the leading provider of professional pile testing equipment, has signed an agreement with Verbeek Management Services in Tyler, TX – USA to establish a local base for Profound’s US operations.

Commenting on the agreement, Profound’s President Peter Middendorp said, “In the past Profound has covered the US market from the company’s head office in The Netherlands, but with this agreement we are establishing a base in the United States.  Through this office we can serve our US clients much better, which is another step in our ongoing effort to improve our service to all our customers, who are located in more than 40 countries around the world.”

Gerald Verbeek, President of VMS, commented, “As part of our Management Consultancy Services, VMS assists US companies with their operations in Europe and European companies with their business in the US.  This agreement will allow us to expand this part of our services and we are extremely pleased that Profound has selected VMS to help them establish an US operation.”

For more information on Profound: www.profound.nl

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Gerald Verbeek, who had been providing consultancy services for some time, announced that from now on his services will be provided through Verbeek Management Services, a recently registered company based in Tyler, TX

Commenting on this development, Verbeek stated, "The work load has been increasing steadily, and by setting up this new company I can start to plan for expanding our services.  VMS will operate with the same philosophy I have applied to my consultancy work, and I trust that the new clients we can now serve will value our services, just like my existing clients have and continue to do."



 
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