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Maxxam recognized for helping skilled immigrants build a future in Canada

ISS of BC Award Ceremony

November 7, 2014. Burnaby, British Columbia. As a dedicated partner of the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISS of BC), Maxxam Analytics has been selected to receive the 2014 ISS of BC Employer Recognition Award. The award recognizes leadership, excellence and commitment in hiring skilled immigrants.

Since 2010, Maxxam has been working with the ISS to find suitable career placements and work experience for new immigrants arriving in Canada. This has created a diverse workforce at Maxxam, something that the organization is proud of and continues to foster.

Maxxam President & CEO Jon Hantho says this award confirms the successful partnership between Maxxam and ISS of BC: “As an organization that embraces multiculturalism, we welcome and value diversity in our work environment. If we can gain the skills of well-educated, motivated technical employees in addition to helping brighten the future for some of the over 25,000 clients that the ISS serves annually, then we are on the right path.”

Maxxam’s previous recognitions include being named a national winner of the Toronto Star’s “Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration” as well as being recognized as one of “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures” .

About the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISS of BC)
ISS of BC is the largest agency of its kind in Western Canada, with targeted programs for refugees, women, children and youth, including support services in over 45 languages.

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees.

Media Inquiries:
Corinna Bjornson (cbjornson@maxxam.ca)
Phone: 604 638 2634
Director, Communications

Recipients of 11th Annual Maxxam Values Awards announced

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October 10, 2014. Mississauga, Ontario. For the 11th consecutive year, Maxxam recognized employees from across the country at the annual Maxxam Values Awards, the company’s most prestigious recognition. This year’s nine recipients represented departments ranging from Laboratory Operations and Customer Service to Quality Assurance and Outsourced Laboratories.

Maxxam Values Award Winners are nominated by their peers for living the company’s four core values of performance, innovation, collaboration and integrity. They are true role models: their colleagues look up to them for their results-driven attitude, their work ethic, and their enthusiasm and positive attitude. Values Award winners help create a corporate culture at Maxxam that drives customer and organizational success.

Congratulations to our 2014 award recipients, who will enjoy an extra week of vacation and a significant financial award:

Elizabeth Burton (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
Donald Burgess (Mississauga, Ontario)
Adriana DeLuca (Montreal, Quebec)
Daniel Gwozdzinski (Calgary, Alberta)
Richard Jornitz (Burnaby, British Columbia)
Michael MacGillivray (Bedford, Nova Scotia)
Marissa Millena (Mississauga, Ontario)
Rhonda Reid (Edmonton, Alberta)
Kurniawan Widjaja (Mississauga, Ontario)

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

Media Inquiries:
Corinna Bjornson, Director, Communications
cbjornson@maxxam.ca

International Award for Outstanding Contributions to Horse Racing Chemistry goes to Maxxam Analytics’ Barbara Morrissey

Barbara Morrissey

October 6, 2014. Mississauga, Ontario. Barbara Morrissey, Maxxam’s long-time Director of Forensic Equine Drug Testing, is the 2014 recipient of the most prestigious award in horse racing chemistry.

Presented by the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) at the International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians held in Mauritius, Africa, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to horse racing chemistry and significant service to the AORC.

“With this award, Barbara joins the exclusive ranks of truly exceptional scientists and contributors in the field of equine doping control.” says Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President & CEO. “We are extremely proud of her for being recognized by the industry she has passionately served for many years.”

A delegation of Maxxam scientists was in attendance at the conference and gave presentations on research projects regarding industry developments and scientific discoveries concerning the detection of drugs in equine biological matrices.

About Maxxam

Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

About the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC)

AORC members from 26 countries bring quality drug testing to the racing industry around the globe. The objectives of the AORC are to encourage the advancement of those branches of science applicable to the detection of drugs in biological materials; the promotion of research in those fields; the improvement in the qualifications and usefulness of racing chemists through high standards of technical training, ethics, and performance, through exchange of information among members; and furthering of public education and welfare by cooperation of the members with each other and official agencies.

Media Inquiries:
Corinna Bjornson (cbjornson@maxxam.ca)
Director, Communications

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15th Annual Maxxam Award honours achievement in analytical chemistry

July 4, 2014 – Mississauga, ON  Dr.  Heather Lord, Maxxam’s Manager, Environmental R&D, was pleased to present the 15th AnnualCSCAward_Presentation2_2014 Maxxam Award to Dr. Sergey Krylov on June 5th at the CSC2014 Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC.  Dr. Lord also delivered a presentation titled: Overcoming the Technical Challenges of LDPE Passive Sampling for PAHs in Groundwater and Surface Water.

The Maxxam Award is presented annually to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada; it is presented each year as part of the Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition – hosted by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC).

This year’s winner, Dr. Krylov, is Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry at York University. His most recent publications and research are on the topics of Extracting kinetics from affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) data and Direct Quantitative Analysis of Multiple miRNAs – a new tool for personalized cancer medicine.  For more information about Dr. Krylov and the Maxxam Award, please visit: maxxam.ca/science.

Also during CSC2014, Greg Sparrow, Maxxam’s Trace Metals Supervisor, presented a Poster Session titled: A Novel Approach to Mercury Determination in Environmental Samples Using an Injection Valve Coupled to a CVAF Mercury Analyzer.  For more information about Maxxam’s research projects, please contact: science@maxxam.ca.

About Maxxam

Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

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Media Inquiries:
Barbara Budarick, VP Communications
bbudarick@maxxam.ca

Maxxam’s third annual Corporate Responsibility Report is “more than meets the eye”

June 2, 2014. Mississauga, ON. We are pleased to announce that Maxxam has published its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s commitment to continually improving business performance and practices.

The report summarizes the activities surrounding Maxxam’s six guiding principles for corporate responsibility: leadership and governance, value creation for customers, advancement of science and industry, fairness and opportunities for employees, respect for the environment, and contributions to our communities.

“The theme of our 2013 report is ‘More than meets the eye’, which we chose to show our customers how we’re truly committed to pursuing excellence in everything we do”, explains Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President & CEO. “This is true for new and enhanced services we continuously develop, new research and best practices coming out of all of our divisions, our activities surrounding health and safety as well as our fundamental promise to providing accurate, reliable and defensible data.”

The 2013 report is Maxxam’s third Corporate Responsibility Report. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

Click here to download the 2013 report (PDF, 5MB).

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

Media inquiries
Barbara Budarick, VP Communications
bbudarick@maxxam.ca

Maxxam’s Bryan Chubb provides expert training on environmental forensics and analytical chemistry

Bryan Chubb

Mississauga, Ontario – Wednesday, May 28, 2014. We are pleased to announce that Bryan Chubb, Vice President of Business Development for Environmental Services at Maxxam, will give a lecture on Environmental Forensics and Analytical Chemistry Requirements at the GOwen Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course in Toronto (June 2 to 6, 2014).

With 16 years of industry experience, Bryan leads Maxxam’s R&D committee and partners with customers to solve complex environmental challenges. He is a sought-after speaker and is delighted to share his expertise with participants.

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2500 employees.

About GOwen Environmental
GOwen ENVIRONMENTAL was founded to provide specialized and leading-edge environmental training and networking through courses, conferences, and workshops. The Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course was developed to provide a medium for the transfer of unbiased information and technology to clean up contaminated properties.

Over the past 18 years the course has evolved into an internationally recognized solution-based training program that brings together participants, regulators, consultants, and academics from across the globe. For more information about the course or to register, please click here.

Media Inquiries
Barbara Budarick, VP Communications
bbudarick@maxxam.ca

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