Imperium and Barfield Announce Distribution Agreement

Aug. 29, 2014
Global Distributor of Ground Support Test Equipment Will Market Imperium's NDT Products

Beltsville, MD August 28, 2014 - Imperium Inc. today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Barfield, a recognized worldwide market leader in ground support test equipment  that will be distributing Imperium's line of ultrasound cameras for nondestructive testing (NDT) usage. 

"We believe Barfield to be among the most far reaching and visionary company marketing aviation related products. The combination of our unique ultrasonic imaging system and Barfield's marketing reach will foster significant growth. With the need for aircraft inspections expected to grow, this relationship will enable us to meet the needs in the market," said Bob Lasser, Chief Executive Officer of Imperium, Inc.

"The signature of this additional and major distribution agreement highlights a successful collaboration between Barfield and Imperium and strengthens Barfield's expertise in Ground Support Equipment. We are proud of the trust that Imperium has placed in Barfield" said Johann Panier, Chief Executive Officer of Barfield Inc.

"Imperium's NDT products make ultrasonic testing extremely simple, without sacrificing any quantitative data. Imperium's highly innovative products and OEM approval led us to decide to focus our efforts with them," said Lew Wingate, Vice President of Distribution and GSTE for Barfield. Barfield's distribution of Imperium's products will focus initially on the Americas.

About Imperium
Imperium's products made nondestructive testing (NDT) extremely simple to use. Founded in 1996, Imperium sells handheld ultrasound cameras that generate real-time, hi-resolution images of subsurface defects that are easily understood and interpreted. Headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland, Imperium maintains a full scale manufacturing operation in their 6,000 square foot facility. With clients around the world, Imperium is dedicated to delivering products that improve imaging capability and user-friendliness for ultrasound users across a variety of application. In January 2014, Boeing finalized its procedure for usage on the 787.  Imperium's website is

About Barfield
Barfield consists of 250 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix and Louisville. Together with its sister company Aero Maintenance Group, Barfield is part of the AFI KLM E&M network, a major MRO provider. Barfield's core businesses are Component services, Airline programs, Distribution, Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE) and Rotables & Trading.

For more than two decades, Barfield has been supplying complete tailor-made support programs for A320 family, B737, Bombardier, Dash 8, ATR 42 & 72 and Embraer 170 & 190 to airlines in need of inventory and logistics solutions, repair management programs, engineering and fleet support, and component reliability management. Barfield's website is