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Element strengthens senior leadership team

21st January 2019

Element Materials Technology (Element) has broadened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Matt Hopkinson as its new Executive Vice President (EVP) for the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sector.

Matt Hopkinson, EVP, Element

Matt brings a wealth of testing experience and leadership to Element. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Commodities - Europe at Bureau Veritas, an international certification agency. After starting his career at the British Standards Institute, Matt joined Inspectorate, working internationally in the Americas in a number of operational and commercial roles, eventually heading up their global oil services business. Matt joins the Element Executive team and will report directly to President & CEO, Charles Noall.

Charles Noall commented: “Our Oil & Gas and Infrastructure team is the leading provider of high quality testing services worldwide. We are beginning to see some early signs of a limited recovery in the oil & gas market and the addition of Matt to the senior leadership team will ensure that we are fully prepared for this market development and to support the much wider geography and service portfolio we have in place today.

“His ability to deliver results, alongside his deep knowledge of the testing sector, will play a crucial role in helping us realize our vision to become the world’s most trusted testing partner.”

Matt Hopkinson said: “I am proud to be joining a business of the caliber of Element. Having witnessed the company’s extraordinary transformation over the past few years, I look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the leadership team and across the organization to lead Element into a new phase of success.”

Matt assumed his new role on 1 January, 2019. Former EVP for Oil & Gas and Infrastructure, Dr. Rod Martin, has taken on a new senior leadership role as Vice President – Technology for the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sector.  Rod will focus on further developing the sector’s technical strategy and broadening the relationship between customers, technology and operations.

Element is a market leading provider of materials testing and inspection services to the global oil & gas sector. The company’s network of experts and specialist centers of excellence deliver an extensive range of services including materials characterization; fatigue and fracture mechanics; engineering critical assessments; corrosion and coatings testing; weld testing and weld procedure qualification services and non-destructive inspection services for a diverse range of metals, polymers and elastomers.

Element provides a comprehensive range of infrastructure testing services to the global construction and civil engineering sector from facilities in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has long lasting partnerships with many of the world's leading building planners, consultants, architects, engineers and materials and product manufacturers.

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