Deg Priest

Deg Priest has been involved with fire testing of building materials since 1977. His career spans a wide range of product development, fire test equipment design and construction, attendance on consensus standards setting organizations and P&L management of fire testing laboratories. Most recently, Deg had worked as a Global Senior Director of Operations for the Building Materials department of Intertek. He was President and one of the founders of Omega Point Laboratories from 1985 to 2005, where he was responsible for the overall testing operations, as well as designing and fabricating fire testing equipment for the company, as well as for clients. Before forming Omega Point Laboratories, Mr. Priest designed, constructed and operated the large fire resistance furnaces for SwRI in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to that, he was a part owner of Commercial Testing Company, where he designed, built and operated numerous pieces of equipment for evaluating flammability, fire resistance and other properties. Deg was the Chairman of ISO TC92 Subcommittee 2 on Fire Containment from 1992 to 2016 and has been active in ASTM Committee E05 since 1977.


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