OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX-V: BLM),
an Ottawa-based cleantech company, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Jane Pagel, M.Sc., ICD.D, as a new independent Director
of the Company.
Having held numerous executive positions in both government and the
private sector, Ms Pagel was President and CEO of the Ontario Clean
Water Agency (OCWA) from 2010 until her retirement in early 2014. OCWA
is an agency of the Province of Ontario that operates 800 water and
wastewater treatment facilities and associated systems for 145
municipalities in addition to industrial and First Nations clients.
Prior industry positions held by Ms Pagel include Principal Government
and Industry Relations at Stantec; Senior Vice President and Principal
at Jacques Whitford, one of Canada's largest private consulting
engineering, environmental, and earth sciences companies, with more
than 45 offices worldwide and over 1,700 employees (acquired by Stantec
in 2009); Vice President Government Relations at Philip Services; and
President of Zenon Environmental Laboratories. Ms Pagel also held
senior positions at the Ministry of the Environment and was Director of
Research and Technology when she left the Ministry in 1990.
Ms Pagel has served on a number of boards and currently sits on the
boards of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, which provides
$1.3 billion in funding to help commercialize Canadian clean
technologies, and the Water Technology Acceleration Project
(WaterTAP). She was recently selected to be part of Canada's Diversity
50 2013 list of board candidates.
Jordan Grant, BluMetric's Chair, said, "Jane's leadership qualities
combined with her industry experience in both sides of BluMetric's
business - professional services and water - make her an invaluable
addition to the board, and we anticipate that we will see continued
improvements in governance and operations with the help of her input.
Her reputation and qualifications make her a superlative choice for
BluMetric, and we are honoured to have her join a board that was
recently strengthened by the appointment of Murray Malley. Together,
they provide industry expertise, "Street" smarts, and the knowledge and
experience needed to build BluMetric's business significantly."
"I'm pleased to be joining the board of BluMetric, impressed as I am by
the calibre and reputation of the company's people, services, and
technologies," said Jane Pagel. "As a result of my background at Zenon
and more recently the Ontario Clean Water Agency, I can see significant
growth opportunities for BluMetric's Water Division, in addition to the
synergies realizable by Professional Services. I'm looking forward to
helping build the company into a significant global player."
This appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
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BluMetric, a cleantech company, delivers sustainable solutions to
complex environmental issues. The Company serves clients in many
industrial sectors, and at all levels of government, in Canada and
BluMetric operates through two divisions:
Professional Services, providing environmental earth sciences and engineering solutions,
including contaminated site remediation, water resource management,
industrial hygiene, occupational health & safety, and renewable
energy. This division also operates under the names "WESA", and
Water, focussed on design-build and pre-engineered product solutions to
industrial/commercial water and wastewater treatment needs. This
division also operates under the names "WESAtech" and "Seprotech".
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SOURCE: BluMetric Environmental Inc.
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