Hatch Appoints John Baird as Global Strategic Advisor

TORONTO, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Hatch, one of Canada's leading engineering, consulting, project delivery and technologies firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon John Russell Baird P.C, Canada's former Minister of Foreign Affairs, as Global Strategic Advisor.  Mr. Baird's extensive experience in international affairs will strengthen Hatch's already significant global presence.

"Mr. Baird will be invaluable in advancing our business globally with his in-depth knowledge of international markets," said Hatch CEO John Bianchini. "His stellar international standing, and his considerable expertise in global affairs make him a natural fit for Hatch as we expand our footprint in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors with our differentiated service offerings."

Hatch is an employee-owned Canadian firm with a presence in over 150 countries, 10,000 employees, and over $35 billion in projects currently under management. Hatch has in its 60 years, developed some of the world's most innovative technologies, and is a Platinum member of Canada's Best Managed Companies with eight years of consecutive recognition.

Baird has held numerous portfolios within the government of Canada, including Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, President of the Treasury Board.

"Hatch is a great Canadian success story, and I'm proud to take that story to their global clientele," said Baird. "We share the same values and priorities, and I look forward to help expanding this successful Canadian business further abroad."

About Hatch

Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over six decades with corporate roots extending over 100 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. With over 10,000 people in over 65 offices, the firm has more than $35 billion in projects currently under management.

Clients recognize Hatch for its ability to bridge the gaps between research and innovative technologies, and between engineering and reliable operations. We are particularly known for working with senior client management to develop business strategies; managing and optimizing production; executing projects that involve the scale-up of process technologies; and managing startups, commissioning and ramp-ups.

Hatch delivers unprecedented business results for our clients through a commitment to quality, lower operating costs, more efficient utilization of capital assets, higher standards for safety and risk management, faster startups and continuous performance improvements in all projects and programs.

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