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New Hire | Dr. Edward Herderick

February 27, 2023

NSL Analytical Services announced today that Dr. Edward Herderick has joined the materials and analytical testing company as Vice President of Science and Technology Development.

Cleveland, Ohio – February 27, 2023: NSL Analytical Services announced today that Dr. Edward Herderick has joined the materials and analytical testing company as Vice President of Science and Technology Development.  Dr. Herderick is a leading expert in additive manufacturing, advanced ceramics, and materials characterization and will be focused on expanding NSL’s market-leading testing capabilities.

A 17-year veteran in materials evaluation and development, Dr. Herderick has extensive experience testing and implementing complex manufacturing technology solutions for clients in the aerospace, power generation, transportation, healthcare, and other diversified industrial sectors.  He has held leadership roles at The Ohio State University, General Electric (NYSE:GE), Ohio-based startup rp+m, and the Edison Welding Institute.  Dr. Herderick is also active in the materials community having served on the Board of Directors and as a Foundation Trustee for The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) and on the executive committee for America Makes.  Dr. Herderick earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

“Ed brings nearly two decades of material science expertise to our organization.  Ed’s leadership will no doubt be a force multiplier for our clients as NSL continues supporting them with industry-leading service and testing technology.”

-Ron Wesel, CEO of NSL Analytical Services. 

“My passion is bringing new materials technologies to market for high consequence applications,” said Dr. Herderick.  “I am thrilled to join the NSL Analytical team to further testing and qualification solutions for our customers across materials science applications, from additive to batteries to hypersonics and beyond.”

-Dr. Ed. Herderick, VP of Science & Technology Development

Dr. Herderick’s hiring comes as NSL, a portfolio company of May River Capital, continues to invest heavily in leading-edge materials and analytical testing capabilities.  The firm recently added new LC MS-MS, stress rupture, and elevated temperature testing capabilities, with additional testing services scheduled for roll out later in 2023.

In addition to Dr. Herderick’s full time role as VP of Science and Technology Development at NSL, he will join May River Capital’s Executive Resource Group to assist May River’s portfolio companies with opportunities and initiatives within the specialized material science and additive manufacturing categories.

About NSL Analytical Services

Founded in 1945, NSL Analytical Services is an independent commercial materials and analytical testing business providing services to a diverse array of customers and end markets where testing speed, accuracy, quality control, and consistency are mission critical to operations and compliance.  NSL serves over 2,000 customers globally and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  For more information, visit

About May River Capital
May River Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle-market, industrial growth companies.  May River Capital invests in high-quality industrial growth businesses, including precision manufacturing, engineered products and instrumentation, specialized industrial services, and value-added industrial distribution services. For more information, please visit

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