About IRIS Associates

Experience and Reliability You Can Count On

IRIS Associates was formed by Mr. Marice (Maury) Confer in 1997, and began serving Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and beyond with high quality infrared inspections and became known for his simple, easy-to-understand reports.

Mr. Confer gained proficiency with infrared thermography, vibration analysis, balancing rotating equipment, shaft alignment, electrical testing, and trouble-shooting equipment problems.

In late 1997, drawing upon his extensive experience, Mr. Confer developed the concept of an infrared thermography inspection company that would provide the highest level of service at competitive market rates.  IRIS Associates is the culmination of his efforts.

Maury retired from the business in early 2023, selling to Mr. Aaron Schmidt.  Aaron continues to work with existing clients to provide a seamless transition to the new ownership.

Our  location provides easy access to a wide range of industrial locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. These industries include metal refining and processing, manufacturing, hardwood lumber and wood products, pulp and paper, petroleum and chemical processing, mining, power generation, and large commercial facilities.

While IRIS Associates is based in this area, our growing reputation and client base frequently take us beyond this tri-state region.  We currently serve clients in both New York and Virginia.

The owner and principal of IRIS Associates is Aaron Schmidt.  Aaron has worked as an Industrial Electrician and PLC programmer in the lumber industry for many years,  is experienced in electrical maintenance and construction, IT, PLC programming, and business administration.



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When you contact IRIS Associates to perform infrared thermography inspections, Mr. Schmidt will personally schedule your work, perform the survey with your company’s personnel, and prepare the report.  The level of performance and personal attention throughout the entire inspection process is unmatched within the industry.


Would you like to learn more? Contact Us today or give us a call at 814-730-3567.