November 5, 2015, Mississauga, ON – Maxxam Analytics and its parent company Bureau Veritas are delighted to announce the appointment of Donna Garbutt as Maxxam’s new CEO, effective November 5, 2015. Donna most recently held a number of executive management positions for Schlumberger, including President of Schlumberger Canada. She is taking over from Jon Hantho, who led Maxxam with distinction for 9 years, successfully positioning the organization to take advantage of long-term growth opportunities and to continue to deliver strong performance for customers, employees and the Bureau Veritas network
“Donna was chosen for the CEO role in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates”, says Pedro Guimaraes, Executive Vice-President for Bureau Veritas North America. “She is a highly impressive talent with over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and a proven track record of leading customer-centric growth initiatives. I’m confident that she’ll be very successful at continuing to grow Maxxam in line with the Bureau Veritas 2020 Strategic Plan.”
On her appointment, Donna reflects: “I’m honoured to have been selected to lead this great organization. The work we do truly makes a difference to our customers, the environment and the business communities across Canada. I look forward to building on the success realized under Jon’s leadership and the outstanding capabilities of our employees. I’m determined to take advantage of Maxxam’s momentum, with the Bureau Veritas network behind us, and continue to build on our strong position in the Canadian marketplace.”
Donna currently serves as a member of the Government of Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) and was previously on the Board of Directors of PTAC (Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada), PSAC (Petroleum Services Association of Canada), C.E. Franklin and Absolute Completions. She has been invited to speak at numerous industry & government functions, including the Women of Influence speaker series, the US/Algeria Business Council and the Asia Pacific Energy Research Council. Donna has been recognized as a finalist for the Woman of Achievement Award in Alaska in 2001, the 2003 US Energy Woman of the Year in Washington, DC, and in 2006 the Blackberry Women in Technology award in the UK. In 2013, she was included on Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People list.
About 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. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our employees.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66,700 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
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