IIMS subsidiary, the Marine Surveying Acamadey Ltd, acquires the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers

The International Institute of Marine Surveying has announced that the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd (MSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IIMS, has acquired the now liquidated Institution of Diagnostic Engineers with immediate effect, to include the intellectual property, brand name and organisation’s assets.

The Institution of Diagnostic Engineers (affectionately known worldwide as DIAGS) was founded in April 1981 by the late Dr. Ralph Collacott and notched up its fortieth year in 2021.

In recognition of the special knowledge and skills needed for the diagnosis of deterioration of plant and machinery and the development of faults, the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers (DIAGS) was founded to promote the education, training and professional development of such persons. Dr. Collacott recognised the need for an institution to encompass all engineers dealing with diagnostics, fault finding and condition monitoring in all areas of industry, regardless of their academic qualification.

Speaking about the acquisition, DIAGS Honorary Life President, Jeffrey Casciani-Wood, C. Eng. FRINA, FCMS, HonFIIMS, FLLA, FIDiagE., said,

“The need for a professional body of this kind has never been more necessary than it is today given the transformational change the engineering profession is going through. Learning new skills and advancing knowledge is more vital than ever for the professional diagnostic engineer. Whilst the passing and demise of the old Institution is sad, I wish the new guardians of the DIAGS brand much success.”

Commenting on the news, IIMS and MSA Chief Executive Officer, Mike Schwarz, said,

“Having the opportunity to breathe new life into the unique Institution of Diagnostic Engineers excites my colleagues and I. It is a big responsibility and carries with it a duty to those who have been loyal and associated with the organisation, supporting it over the past 40 years.

“It was apparent right from the start that it is a great brand that has sadly fallen on hard times. DIAGS is a special organisation to many and one that I believe is worth saving and redeveloping.

Already MSA has redesigned the DIAGS brand identity, developed a fresh and exciting looking magazine format, and completely revitalised the website.

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