Magnetic Analysis Corporation
Magnetic Analysis Corporation was founded in 1928 in Long Island City, N.Y., by William Gould and William Gould Jr. to develop a group of patents for nondestructive electromagnetic testing of steel bars. As President and CEO Joseph Vitulli explains, most manufacturers relied on destructive testing to test for cracks or imperfections. After stressing the bar beyond its limits, the bar, even though without defect, would be destroyed. The problem with this method was that it created a lot of waste. MAC was ahead of its time when the Goulds introduced their nondestructive tester in 1934, presenting a new, more practical solution.