Medical and Aerospace Expert Joins Intertek

    OTTAWA, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek, the leading provider of quality
and safety solutions to a wide range of industries globally, is pleased to
announce the addition of Mr. Thomas Svoboda to Intertek's global health and
environmental specialist teams where he will implement and develop consulting
support programs for the Healthcare and Aerospace industries.
    Mr. Svoboda joins Intertek following 11 years of employment with General
Electric (GE) working for their Healthcare business. Prior to GE Healthcare,
Mr. Svoboda spent 15 years with Lockheed Martin. During his tenure with GE
Healthcare, Tom led the environmental program working to bring 2,200 products
and 150,000 purchased parts into compliance with existing and emerging
environmental and restricted substances regulations. He also served as a
supply-chain globalization leader and systems engineer while with GE. His
experience in these fields will be instrumental to many Intertek customers.
    "We are very excited to have Tom join our team. Not only has he supported
global compliance efforts for medical products but he also brings us an
extensive track record in this complex, highly regulated industry", states Dr.
Ruud Overbeek, Vice President of Intertek's Health and Environmental Services,
Restricted Substances and REACH. "His vast expertise dealing with complex
supply chains will further enable Intertek customers to achieve compliance
without interrupting their business and business processes".
    For additional information about Intertek's Health and Environmental
Services and services for the Medical Industry, please contact our experts
directly at or visit

    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems
and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than
simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they
desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted
Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and
Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis,
legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for
all types and levels of business. Intertek Health & Environmental Services is
a leader in global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services
and product stewardship.

    About Intertek (

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 100 countries around
the world.
    For more information, visit

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