HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardno ENTRIX is expanding its global product safety and compliance service offerings to the European Union (EU) under the leadership of Wim Jetten, a widely recognized and well respected expert in EU chemical policy. Based in Europe, Mr. Jetten started as a Senior Advisor to the firm on January 3, 2011.
Mr. Jetten brings over three decades of chemical industry experience and regulatory expertise to his role. Prior to Cardno ENTRIX, Mr. Jetten spent a successful 30-year career with The Dow Chemical Company, most recently, as the Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) for Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa. His breadth of experience includes advocacy on chemical policy including REACh (European Union Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals), chemical product compliance and stewardship, and manufacturing site EH&S programs. As a result of his industry association leadership and government interactions, Mr. Jetten has become highly regarded across the broader European chemical community.
As a Senior Advisor to Cardno ENTRIX, Mr. Jetten will serve as a key member of the firm's global Product Safety & Compliance Leadership Team. Additionally, he will actively consult with clients on REACh and other EU regulations. He will leverage the firm's deep well of scientific expertise in areas such as toxicology, environmental fate chemistry, risk assessment, and product regulatory management to support engagements in Europe.
John Phillips, Cardno ENTRIX's Vice President and Technical Director for Product Safety & Compliance, stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Wim to the firm. In addition to an impressive career with Dow, he actively participated in providing industry input during all stages of the development of the REACh regulation and subsequent implementation guidance materials. We are confident clients will benefit from his unique blend of industry experience, business acumen and environmental consciousness."
Added Mr. Jetten, "I am excited about helping Cardno ENTRIX grow this practice and expand its client base across Europe. With the ever increasing maze of global chemical policy, our goal is to help clients succeed in their businesses by meeting compliance requirements and public expectations."
In addition to expanding the firm's presence in Europe, Mr. Jetten complements the firm's depth of technical capabilities across the broader product safety and compliance arena. Cardno ENTRIX is experienced in working with clients on the development of comprehensive global product safety and compliance strategies as well as assisting with individual components of compliance requirements.
About Cardno ENTRIX and Cardno Limited:
Cardno ENTRIX is an environmental and natural resource management consultancy specializing in water resources management, natural resources management, permitting and compliance, and liability management. The firm also employs a strong team of economists, litigation support experts, and product safety and compliance professionals. Cardno ENTRIX is a member of Australian-based Cardno Limited, a family of companies whose integrated professional services are used to plan, design, manage and deliver physical and social infrastructure solutions in developed and emerging economies around the world. Cardno Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX: CDD] and its global network encompasses over 150 offices worldwide and a combined resource base of more than 3,800 employees. www.cardnoentrix.com, www.cardno.com
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