About Us

We Believe Working S.M.A.R.T. Is Not Hard

We're Here to Support Your Professional Development

Whether you're new to electrical maintenance or a seasoned professional who wants to master the latest technology,our courses help you develop your skills and knowledge using Infrared and Ultrasound in electrical asset inspections.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities you will develop from investing your time in achieving S.M.A.R.T. certifications will benefit you in a profession that is harnessing the power of technology to advance reliability, from the field to the front office. From maintenance staff to operations management, our coursework is invaluable to learning to create concise, accurate inspection methods and critical asset management.

Benefits of Online Training & Professional Development for Thermography and Ultrasound

For Companies:

  • Increase employee skills and efficiency
  • Higher levels of employee job satisfaction
  • Establish standardized processes and routines based on training
  • Reduce the risk of human error, injury, or fatality during electrical asset inspections

For Employees:

  • Gain a competitive edge in the industry 
  • Learn safer and more efficient methods of electrical asset inspection
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Build professional credibility

Meet Our Team

Master essential concepts, best practices, and recommended workflows  in classes created and taught by S.M.A.R.T subject-matter experts.

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Martin Robinson


Academy Director

For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of condition based maintenance (CBM) technology.  He spent 18 years in the British Army and is a recognized authority in the field of Infrared (IR) Thermography.  Martin is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).  He is on the Board of Directors for EPRA, a member of IEEE and NFPA, and is a standing member on the technical committee CSA Z463.

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Rudy Wodrich


VP of Engineering Services

Rudy is an electrical engineer whose career has revolved around designing electrical distribution systems for industrial, commercial, and power generation applications for both high efficiency and reliability. Rudy spent more than 20 years at Schneider Electric and ABB. He now leads new product development at IRISS Inc. Rudy holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. He is also a CRL through the Association of Asset Management Professionals.


Drew Walts


Senior Instructor

Drew is the developer of the CAT 1 & 2 IRT and ASU courses for SMART. After a career in the U.S. Army working with Infrared Technology for artillery target spotting in Desert Storm, Drew returned stateside and worked for 9 years as a firefighter & HAZ MAT specialist. His certification through the Law Enforcement Thermographers Association enabled Drew to instruct fire departments in the use of Thermography. He has have traveled the World helping programs to understand how the use of Ultrasound and Infrared can help their CBM programs, and is an ISO Technical Committee member.

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Paul Goodbody


Senior Instructor

Paul is a Senior Thermographer and Electrician that focuses on condition-based monitoring and inspection of electrical and mechanical systems. With a CAT 2 IRT certification and a CAT 1 ASU certification, Paul helps to develop the coursework and teaches our Infrared-focused courses. A graduate of St. Bedes Cambridge and the Huntingdon Technical College, Paul also spent 24 years in the British Royal Air Force as a Survival Equipment Fitter & Technician.


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