Our Radioactive World - A VPI Story

"Radiation is all around us. Nuclear disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi leak, have put the fear of this phenomenon in many of us. But is all radiation bad? Naturally occurring background radiation is all around us but we can’t see it, touch it, or even smell it.

VPI Technology Group, an engineering services company based in Salt Lake City, UT, has developed a radiation detector used by public safety and law enforcement agencies, that can detect even the tiniest amounts of radiation in objects all around us." Altium has put together videos of technologies developed using Altium PCB design software. Click here to see more Altium stories.

Behind the Scenes

Here is a behind the scenes look at what went into developing D-tect's personal radiation devices. D-tect is a part of VPI Technology Group, with a large line of radiation detection devices. The video clip shows the engineering challenges of identifying radiation. Altium has put together videos of technologies developed using Altium PCB design software. Click here to see more Altium stories.

Army Updates CBRN Arsenal

RDS Handheld Radiation Detector

Fort Leonard Wood GUIDON recently featured VPI Technology Group's Radiation Detection System in an article talking about the U.S. Army's updates to the CBRN Arsenal. The upgrade to the RDS 'is a substantial improvement from its predecessor'. Read the article here.

VPI Employee Promotions

Gary, Kurt and Patrick

Gary Olsen has been named Chief Marketing Officer. In his 19-year tenure with VPI, Gary has helped VPI achieve great things. From building brand awareness and customer loyalty to generating new business and maintaining key customer relationship, he has been instrumental in the company’s growth. In this new position Gary will be responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of company-wide sales and marketing initiatives.

Kurt Olsen has been named Vice President, Business Development, filling the position vacated by Gary Olsen. Kurt, who most recently was Director, Business Development, has been with VPI for almost four years. Having been involved in technical sales and business development for over 20 years, he brings a wide range of experience and insight to his new position. As Vice President of Business Development, Kurt will drive VPI Technology Group to identify and develop new business opportunities, helping to build and expand the presence of VPI and its brand.

Patrick Lewis has been named Director, Business Development. Patrick, a BYU graduate, joined VPI as Sr. Engineer in 2016. The combination of Patrick’s customer service and interpersonal skills coupled with a strong engineering background makes him a perfect fit to interface with new customers and develop new business opportunities. In this new position, Patrick will continue to support engineering initiatives in addition to creating new business relationships and growing the business.

"These promotions reflect VPI’s unwavering commitment to our customers,” said Jeremy Williams, President and CEO. “Gary, Kurt and Patrick exemplify our company’s highest standard of integrity. They are passionate team players who consistently develop new strategies that exceed clients' expectations while growing our business”.

VPI Volunteers at The Fisher House

VPI team members at the Fisher House

Team members from VPI Technology Group recently had the opportunity to volunteer at The Fisher House. The Fisher House, located in Salt Lake City, is a ‘home away from home’ for the families of veterans who are receiving medical treatment at the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Hospital. Veterans seeking medical help sometimes travel long distances to get treatment at the VA, and the Fisher House provides a free place to stay for those accompanying the veteran. Other than four Fisher House employees, community donations and volunteers are what keep the 16,800 square-foot home running. VPI volunteers prepared and served dinner to those staying and helped create an atmosphere of love and community.

VPI fosters a culture of giving back to the community and finds meaning in giving service. If you’re looking for a company that encourages a service-oriented environment, VPI is the place.

Exciting Leadership Changes at VPI

Jeremy Williams VPI's CEO

We want to publicly congratulate Jeremy Williams on his new position as CEO of VPI Technology Group. Jeremy has been an integral part of VPI’s success for the past 19 years. His skills, knowledge, and experience he has gained as Vice President of Engineering, prove him to be a great leader. With Jeremy as CEO, we look forward to seeing the vision he has for VPI come to life.

Morgan Taylor, our previous CEO, has moved to the role of CFO within the company. VPI has experienced steady growth since its founding in 1996. By developing products from concept and design to manufacturing and fulfillment, VPI turns ideas into reality. We cover every step needed for the creation of an electronic product, including engineering, prototyping, testing and certification.

VPI Technology Group Announces Manufacturing and Warehouse Expansion

VPI Manufacturing building

Draper, UT – April 15, 2019 – VPI Technology Group (VPI) is pleased to announce the relocation and expansion of its manufacturing division effective March 14, 2019. The new facility is located at 313 W 21800 S, Suite 302, Draper, UT 84020. The facility has moved to another location within the same building block located in the White Mountain Business District. This allows VPI Manufacturing to stay in the Utah's "Silicon Slopes", a technology center which encompasses a cluster of information technology, software development, hardware manufacturing and research firms along the Wasatch Front. Read more here.

Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Alta High School Robotics Team

VPI Technology Group had the opportunity to sponsor and support the Alta High School Robotics Team 4598 in the Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. During the competition held March 29-30, at the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah, the team (aka ICARUS INNOVATED) battled their way to... read more.

IoT Presentation at the SICE International Symposium on Control Systems in Japan

Wurth seminar presentation on magnetic components for EMI applicaitons.

Chris Porter, a software engineer at VPI Technology Group, recently traveled to Japan to present a publication based on his thesis entitled “Control and Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Small-Footprint Embedded Systems: A Coupled Hybrid Systems Model” at Kumamoto University for the 2019 SICE International Symposium on Control Systems. The presentation covered... read more.

Wurth Engineering and VPI Laboratories team up for a lunch and learn seminar.

Wurth seminar presentation on magnetic components for EMI applicaitons.

VPI Laboratories teamed up with Wurth Electronics to hold a free seminar focused on EMI/EMC compliance. Wurth Electronics presented on magnetic components used in EMI applications. Participants also received a tour of VPI Laboratories' working regulatory testing lab. If you are interested in future seminars please contact us.

Army is testing the Radiological Detection System (RDS)

Radiological Detection System (RDS) Base Unit.

The Radiological Detection System (RDS), developed by VPI Technology Group, is taking another step forward. It's now being tested by the U.S. Army. Click this link to see what they think.

"If you build it,[they might] come."

Baseball field representing the Field of Dreams baseball field.

“If you build it, [they might] come.” The world of product development isn’t a Field of Dreams. Check out this article to learn how to create a product that customers will want.

CE Mark Safety Testing Now Available in Draper through VPI Laboratories

Clay Allred, VPI Laboratories test engineer.

VPI Laboratories is excited to announce that we can now perform CE Mark safety testing in our Draper laboratory.

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VPI Attends International Trade Show

EXCELL LONDON building where DSEI was held.

Responding to the 2014 Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster highlighted the U.S. military's need to update and unify their radiation detection equipment. ...

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VPI Technology Group Announces $165 Million Government Contract

DRAPER, UT—VPI Technology Group (VPI) is pleased to announce that it has received an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract valued at ...

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VPI Technology Group Cuts the Ribbon at their New Draper Facility

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the VPI Laboratories facility in Draper, UT.

DRAPER, UT—The new facility has added to VPI Laboratories’ capability by featuring one of the nation’s finest Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test environments. ...

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VPI Announces the Acquisition of the Utah EMC Operations of Nemko-CCL

DRAPER, UT—VPI Technology Group announces the acquisition of the Utah-based EMC operations of Communication Certification Laboratory (Nemko-CCL). EMC services that were provided by Nemko-CCL will continue to be ...

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VPI Technology Group Recognized in MWCN’s Utah 100

DRAPER, UT—VPI Technology Group is pleased to announce that they have been included the MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 for 2013. This event ...

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