19 September 2017
19 September 2017
Element Materials Technology and Exova Group report that the integration programme to bring the two testing services businesses together is now well underway.
The expanded Element Group will operate under the leadership of President and CEO, Charles Noall, alongside a newly-formed Executive Team which blends expertise from both Element and Exova. The existing Element Board will continue to review the overall performance of the business and also to determine group-wide strategies and priorities.
“As I focus on building relationships with our new Exova colleagues, visiting the laboratories to personally meet the teams, I have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction from all areas of the business," says Noall. "Our people have hit the ground running and are fully informed about the many opportunities this alliance is set to bring to our customers as we transition in the coming months into a fully integrated business. With our many shared values and strengths, we will continue to deliver the certainty of Element through operational, technical and commercial excellence to what is now more than 40,000 customers worldwide.”
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