Maxxam’s Murray Hartwell invited to deliver Carl C. Coffin Lecture at Dalhousie

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Murray Hartwell lecturing at Dalhousie University on Sep 28, 2012

Halifax, NS. October 2, 2012. Maxxam Analytics is proud to report that Murray Hartwell, Vice President of Operations, Environmental Services, was awarded the honour to speak at this year’s Carl C. Coffin Lecture Series, hosted by Dalhousie University in Halifax. Murray’s presentation took Dalhousie students on a journey of scientific innovations that have shaped the environmental analytical services industry over the past three decades.

Named in honour of Carl C. Coffin, a former Head of the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University, the Lectures are given each year by graduates of the Department of Chemistry who have distinguished themselves in their careers. Coffin had a great influence on the development of Canadian chemistry, in particular on the development of scientific research at Dalhousie. In recognition of his attainments he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1935.

“Just as Dalhousie owes much of its positive reputation for advancements in scientific research to Carl Coffin, Maxxam owes much of its positive reputation in environmental analytical services to Murray Hartwell”, said Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President and CEO. “We are very proud to have him as part of Maxxam’s Senior Leadership Team.”

Murray’s lecture coincided with a special anniversary at Dalhousie: the day marked the 100th anniversary of the laying of the first cornerstone of the Science Building on campus.

Murray Hartwell has played an integral role in securing Maxxam’s position as market leader in the Environmental analytical testing industry since joining the company almost 20 years ago. Murray provides outstanding leadership in the adoption of best practices to improve the delivery of Maxxam’s services while maintaining the highest standards of integrity. He earned a B.Sc. in Honours Chemistry and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Oceanography at Dalhousie University.

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