TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. Names James E. Hyman Chief Executive Officer
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, announced today that James E. Hyman has been named Chief Executive Officer and has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Hyman succeeds Rachel Brydon Jannetta, who has served as CEO for TestAmerica and predecessor company STL since 1993. Brydon Jannetta is retiring from her executive role and will assume the position of Chairperson of the board of directors. These changes are effective May 2, 2011.
“I have enjoyed my time with TestAmerica immensely and am proud of the leadership we have provided in the industry,” said Brydon Jannetta. “After 35 years in the business world it is time for me to change gears and I’m very happy to stay with TestAmerica in the non-executive capacity of Chairman. I wish James well as he takes over leadership of the extraordinary team of people that is TestAmerica.”
“Under Rachel’s long and dedicated leadership, TestAmerica has become the preeminent environmental testing organization in America,” said Hyman. “Among her legacies as CEO, Rachel has created a strong unified firm from the combination of the individual heritage companies. I am committed to building on this foundation to increase the value we deliver to our clients.”
James E. Hyman comes to TestAmerica with more than 25 years of experience in international business leadership. Until its 2010 sale, Hyman was Chairman, President and CEO of Cornell Companies, Inc., a provider to government agencies of corrections, education, rehabilitation and treatment services. Earlier in his career, Hyman held executive positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, GE Capital Services, McKinsey & Company, and JP Morgan, and he also chairs the not-for-profit Mega-Cities Project. Hyman has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and an AB with Honors from the University of Chicago.
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 36 laboratories and 35 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.
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