Maxxam Celebrates its 2010 Values Award Winners

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News Release
October 20, 2010

Maxxam Celebrates its 2010 Values Award Winners
Values Come to Life with Official Announcement of This Year’s Winners

Ten outstanding individuals were the focus of attention at town hall meetings held across the country to mark the official announcement of Maxxam’s 2010 Values Awards.

The final list of honoured recipients was announced by Maxxam President and CEO Jon Hantho who thanked everyone involved in the process and noted how important the awards are to the company as a whole.

“Maxxam’s values help to hammer home the message that how we do things is just as important as what we do” Hantho said. “We know how much that means to everyone who works at Maxxam and also to our customers and that is why we take the time each year to celebrate those who really do exemplify the values. They are the reason behind our reputation for excellence which makes Maxxam shine in a very competitive environment”.

This year’s winners, nominated by their peers, were chosen from a list of well over 100 nominees all of whom demonstrate leadership in living the values of: Integrity (Do the Right Thing Always), Collaboration (Work as a Team), Innovation (Make it Better), and Performance (Results Matter).

On a personal note Mr. Hantho added he was proud of the over 100 employees nominated because all demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to quality, service, science and ultimately to Maxxam’s customers.
“One of the qualities that all of these individuals have in common is that they consistently come through for our customers. Every winner is absolutely passionate about applying their expertise and experience to get each and every job done and done right. They stick with it every step of the way. ” Mr. Hantho said. “Our customers tell us they notice and appreciate that kind of attention and commitment and it is what keeps them coming back to Maxxam.”

Helen Krapf-Jones, acting VP of Human Resources, said choosing the winners from such a long list of deserving nominees is never easy and this year was no exception. “These employees are really role models for everyone that they work with and clearly demonstrate that living the values makes Maxxam a place where we can all be proud to work.”

The Values Awards were introduced in 2003. There have been 63 recipients to date. This is an honour that can only be bestowed once in an employee’s career with Maxxam. Each building posts a plaque honouring the winners. As part of the award, winners also receive an extra week of paid vacation and a $4,000 travel allowance.

About Maxxam
Maxxam is an analytical services and solutions company that is passionately committed to delivering exceptional science through outstanding service. We set ourselves apart by continually contributing to our customers’ success through the application of our knowledge and expertise. We are dedicated to success with responsibility – to our stakeholders, to our communities, and to the environment.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer 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 2200 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. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics 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 2200 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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