|Monday, 28 February 2011 08:48|
Environmental Express Announces New President and CEO: Al Jurgela
“Most recently Senior Vice President & General Manager, Latin America for VWR International, Al Jurgela has the experience in developing new markets and capitalizing on changing market trends that will drive Environmental Express to new levels of success”, says Michael Hand of PNC Riverarch Capital, an investor in Environmental Express. “Al’s strategic leadership and management abilities, over an impressive 20 year career, make him uniquely suited to build on the success and momentum achieved by outgoing CEO Dennis Pope.”
Al Jurgela has worldwide experience in general management, strategic consulting, finance and operational excellence with such prestigious firms as Goldman Sachs, Ernst and Young, Telefonica and VWR International. He has a proven track record of driving growth through new market development and acquisition-based strategies. He holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.
“I would like to thank Dennis for the contributions he has made to the growth that Environmental Express has achieved over the past seven years under his leadership,” says Hand. Pope led Environmental Express through a period of tremendous growth and success, as he established a strong customer-centric culture, transitioned the company to a new state of the art facility, and significantly expanded the company’s product offering and global sales force coverage. Going forward, Pope will continue to remain actively involved as a member of the Environmental Express Board of Directors.
Environmental Express is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of environmental laboratory equipment and consumable supplies for commercial, governmental, industrial and academic laboratories worldwide. The company provides an entire range of laboratory products used in applications such as water/wastewater analysis, oil and grease analysis, metals analysis and hazardous waste analysis. We pride ourselves on providing innovative products, superior technical support, knowledgeable customer service and same day shipping.
The company’s products are specified in over 30 EPA standards methods and range from equipment including the award-winning AutoBlock™ for Metals Digestions and SimpleDist™ for Ammonia and Cyanide Distillations to single-use resin-coated BOD bottles and pre-weighed ProWeigh™ filters.