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TestAmerica Invited to Speak at the 4th International Environmental Technology Forum


Burton Blackburn, TestAmerica’s Director of Asia Operations, has been invited to speak and participate in a panel of experts at the 4th International Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Forum on the need for generating credible, high quality and mutually acceptable environmental performance data. The speaking engagement will take place on November 11, 2009 in Manila, Philippines.

This year the forum titled ETV: Accelerating Technology Solutions to Climate Change centers on the issues of implementing a program, identifying innovative technologies to mitigate climate change, building mutual partnerships and processes in the international communities to adopt the new program, and help develop a plan of action for the future.

Mr. Blackburn has over 25 years of experience in environmental laboratory methods development, quality assurance, operations, and management. For the last twelve years, Mr. Blackburn has managed Asian operations for TestAmerica and has gained a unique understanding of environmental monitoring and analysis requirements in Asia. He has provided technical and management leadership in the design and start-up of laboratories, and his project management experience for TestAmerica extends to twelve countries in Asia. For more information on international laboratory support in Asia, please contact Mr. Blackburn through TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert website at

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 40 laboratories and 30 service centers in the USA and Asia. 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.


 environmental testing
 ETV Forum
 Asia operations
 climate change

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