Enhances Scientific Program of Expanding Laboratory Network in Support of its Clients
Metiri Group has announced the appointment of Dr. Taras (Terry) Obal as its Chief Science Officer. With over 35 years of experience in analytical chemistry, laboratory management, and environmental chemical consulting, Dr. Obal’s appointment signifies Metiri Group’s commitment to provide innovative and tailored solutions to its clients evolving, environmental and technical support needs.
Metiri’s latest hire is significant for the Group, marking a pivotal moment in the organization’s rapid growth. This growth is grounded in a commitment to providing a concierge-caliber service experience, collaborative problem-solving, and breadth and depth of environmental analytical testing capabilities.
With laboratories in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and California (plus service locations in Hawaii and Alaska,) the move to bring on board a Chief Science Officer demonstrates Metiri’s trajectory and dedication to the quality and authenticity of its work.
”We are thrilled to have someone of Terry’s caliber join our team, and at this particular moment,” says Metiri Group CEO Cabot Earle. “Terry brings deep experience across a range of technical situations that immediately enhances our team and the caliber of our work, while at the same time, serves as a tremendous resource for our clients.”
With the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) sector having firmly moved in a direction that demands heightened transparency and quality, Metiri is building an environmental laboratory and services group to meet those challenges and partner closely with its clients to solve the toughest challenges they face.
In addition to its full-service analytical capabilities, and with niche capabilities in PFAS, dioxins, and TO-15 air testing, Metiri strives to deliver exceptional value to a range of clients, from industrial and corporate clients, municipal water systems, environmental consultants and engineers, and local, state and federal government.
Established in 2019, Metiri Group has focused on using full-service environmental laboratories to deliver testing services to inform the decisions that improve the lives of people and the planet. With Dr. Obal’s extensive education (Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Windsor) and previous experience in senior scientific leadership roles, Dr. Obal aligns perfectly with Metiri Group’s sustainability and impact values and objectives.