Key strategic moves position ITS for continued expansion into the larger energy market.


MURRAY, KY, April 28, 2021: Industrial Training Services (ITS), a leading provider of compliance management solutions for the pipeline industry, announces two strategic moves to enhance the executive management team. Jason Garland and Wade Balmer now serve in the newly-created roles of VP of Business Development and VP of Operations, respectively.ITS Welcomes the Promotion of Jason Garland and Wade Balmer

Mr. Garland has spent over a decade at ITS leading the sales efforts, helping it grow from a regional business to a national compliance powerhouse. He works closely with industry operators and contractors to streamline their compliance efforts using OnBoard® technology. He is a member of various state, education, and OQ committees such as the ASME B31Q Standards Committee and API OQ Working Group, and previously served on the Tennessee Gas Association Board of Directors. Prior to working for ITS, Mr. Garland owned and operated his own construction company.

Mr. Balmer previously led Evaluator Operations and the Train the Trainer compliance program at ITS, working directly with ITS-authorized proctors and evaluators to ensure operator qualifications given through ITS programs are accurate, effective, efficient, and consistent. He has helped build and strengthen partnerships with industry-leading, national training providers who offer OQ services using ITS programs. During his tenure at ITS, Mr. Balmer has also worked in sales and business development and has served as the “voice” of the ITS eLearning courses since 2006.

“Jason and Wade have been instrumental in our company’s monumental growth for more than a decade now,” says Stephanie Balmer, ITS President and COO. “Ultimately, a stronger ITS creates more opportunities for our clients to simplify and manage their compliance efforts using our products—resulting in a safer and more reliable infrastructure and energy source for our communities and cities.”


About ITS


Industrial Training Services, a woman-owned small business headquartered in Murray, Kentucky, has provided innovative training products and best-in-class support to the energy industry for over 30 years. ITS is dedicated to maintaining lasting customer relationships by providing groundbreaking and industry-proven compliance tools, training, and products to streamline complex operations and help meet safety, regulatory, and qualification standards.

ITS has been the first to market for a variety of digital products to support the pipeline industry, helping to replace cumbersome, outdated paper processes and give business leaders the peace of mind their employees are well-trained and records are secure. ITS is also approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), demonstrating compliance with ANSI/IACET Standards and authorized to offer IACET CEUs.

ITS clients are found in all 50 states and are among the largest energy compliance providers in the nation. For more information or to contact a member of the ITS team, visit Follow ITS on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.




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