The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd (MSA) has announced the acquisition of the now liquidated Institution of Diagnostic Engineers with immediate effect, to include the intellectual property, brand name and organisation’s assets.
The Institution of Diagnostic Engineers (affectionately known worldwide as DIAGS) was founded in April 1981 by the late Dr. Ralph Collacott and notched up its fortieth year in 2021.
In recognition of the special knowledge and skills needed for the diagnosis of deterioration of plant and machinery and the development of faults, the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers (DIAGS) was founded to promote the education, training and professional development of such persons. Dr. Collacott recognised the need for an institution to encompass all engineers dealing with diagnostics, fault finding and condition monitoring in all areas of industry, regardless of their academic qualification. Within its first six months, DIAGS had over 400 members and continued to grow over the years, with individuals across many areas of engineering disciplines such as aerospace, marine, automotive and medical joining the organisation.
Speaking about the acquisition, Honorary Life President, Jeffrey Casciani-Wood, C. Eng. FRINA, FCMS, HonFIIMS, FLLA, FIDiagE., said,
“The need for a professional body of this kind has never been more necessary than it is today given the transformational change the engineering profession is going through. Learning new skills and advancing knowledge is more vital than ever for the professional diagnostic engineer. Whilst the passing and demise of the old Institution is sad, I wish the new guardians of the DIAGS brand much success.”
Commenting on the news, MSA Chief Executive Officer, Mike Schwarz, said,
“Having the opportunity to breathe new life into the unique Institution of Diagnostic Engineers excites me. It is a big responsibility and carries with it a duty to those who have been loyal and associated with the organisation, supporting it over the past 40 years.
“It was apparent right from the start that it is a great brand that has sadly fallen on hard times. DIAGS is a special organisation to many and one that I believe is worth saving and redeveloping.
“We have achieved great success with IIMS in recent years and my colleagues and I intend to deploy similar mechanisms as a blueprint and template to reboot and reposition DIAGS as an organisation that professional diagnostic engineers will aspire to be associated with.”
Already MSA has redesigned the DIAGS brand identity, developed a fresh and exciting looking magazine format, and completely revitalised the website.
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