News

Maxxam President & CEO a Winner at Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Congratulations to BCEIA Member Jon Hantho

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2012) - Jon Hantho, President & CEO of Maxxam Analytics, is the 2012 winner of the Services category at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards in Ontario.

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 19th year of honouring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award winners are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

This recognition celebrates Jon's contributions to building a truly value-based organization and culture, and driving Maxxam's ability to differentiate itself in a highly competitive industry.

"On the surface, the breadth of services at Maxxam is diverse. However, for all the differences across our lines of business, we share a strong and unified foundation. We live our values and they drive our behavior every day in all aspects of our work," Hantho said, and added: "I owe my sincerest thank you for this honour to an outstanding leadership team and to our over 2,300 employees across Canada. I am truly grateful to be working with such a talented and dedicated team. I would also like to thank our many long-standing, committed clients who trust our science and services to make important decisions every day."

Since he took the helm of Maxxam in 2006, Jon has established the company as a customer and market-centric leader, believing that the essence of strategy is about creating and executing unique ways of competing by delivering unmatched value for clients. Striking the perfect balance between risk, innovation and achievement, Maxxam's extraordinary performance over the past five years is a testament to Jon's leadership.

In addition to his role at Maxxam, Jon sits on the Board of Directors for ECO Canada in support of encouraging careers in the environmental industry and he sits on the Richard Ivey School of Business Advisory Board.

About Maxxam Analytics:

Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. We provide unparalleled depth of technical and scientific expertise and serve customers through the only national network of laboratories. Maxxam skillfully combines efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and uncompromising quality management.

To see the photo accompanying this press release, please click on the following link:http://www.marketwire.com/library/20121015-Hantho800.jpg