Archive for February, 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

AcmeLabs in the Community – Santiago, Chile

In 2010 our team in Chile began working with the Domingo Savio Foundation. Domingo Savio is dedicated to providing life skills to children and youth at risk in the South of Santiago. This is a nonprofit organization that receives no help from the government.

For more information please visit their website:

Monday, February 21st, 2011

An AcmeLabs Success Story – The Power of Teamwork

“Year after year, the number of samples Ryanwood sent to Acme labs went up: from 5,000 to 8,000, then 14,000 to 18,000. Last year the company took 37,000 soil samples”
The Northern Miner, Vol. 96, No.44, 2010 (click for full article)
Monday, February 14th, 2011

New Quality Assurance Assistant Manager

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Severin has re-joined our Acme team as Quality Assurance Assistant Manager for Acme Vancouver starting February 14, 2011.

Claudia has 20 years of laboratory experience working with Bondar Clegg, ALS Chemex and Acme. Claudia previously worked for Acme from 2006 to 2008 and was instrumental in the initial installation of Acme’s LIMS system in Vancouver and Santiago.  Claudia returns after acting as Corporate Quality Coordinator for Certispec Services Inc. an independent marine surveying, inspection, sampling and laboratory testing services company operating throughout Canada and other parts of the globe.

In her new position for Acme Vancouver, some of her key responsibilities will be auditing and liaison between the North and South American preparation and fire assay labs helping to strengthen methodology compatibility company-wide.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Claudia back into the Acme family and giving her our support in this new position.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Management Update in South America

We are pleased to announce the following appointments to our team.


We welcome back Karina Soncco, who will be responsible for the operation of our laboratory in Mendoza. Karina has previously worked for ALS Chemex in Peru and Chile, as well as AcmeLabs Chile. She was most recently consultant to our laboratories in Colombia, Guyana and the Dominican Republic. Karina will be working closely with Oscar Olivares, our Country Manager, and his team to ensure that our clients get the best service in Argentina.Cintia Morales has recently joined the company, having worked before with companies such as the Hyatt Hotel in Mendoza. Following an extensive training program in Santiago, Chile, Cintia is now in charge of Client Services for Argentina.Omar Togno is moving to take on the new role of Manager-Site Operations in Argentina. AcmeLabs has a number of remote laboratories in country that require continuous support from Mendoza. We wish Omar well in this new opportunity.Gustavo Marti joins us as our new accountant in Mendoza. Gustavo previously worked for the Finca Decero vineyard and before that for Polo Bodega y Viñedos as Administration Manager



Orlene Ribeiro has worked for us since the inception of our laboratory in Itaituba, Para State. She has recently been promoted to Laboratory Manager. Orlene is well known to our clients in the area, having spent several years in the industry prior to joining AcmeLabs.Cassio Souza has taken on the role of Administrative Manager for Brazil. He graduated in Accounting and specialized in accounting audit and internal controls. He worked for 8 years in accounting audits and revision of organization controls on the administrative area. Cassio relocated from Sao Paulo to Goiania to join us. He has 9 years auditing experience and is very knowledgeable in general administration.Maicon Sales is a mining technician who has worked with AcmeLabs since 2007. Following a successful period in Goiánia, he has accepted the challenge of manager for our newest laboratory in Cuiaba, Matto Groso. This area is very busy with exploration and Maicon is looking forward to serving our clients in Western Brazil.


Erika Munz joined us in the last quarter of 2010 as head of Accounting and Administration in our Medellin office. Colombia is attracting a lot of attention this year and Erika is looking forward to the challenge of overseeing a growing operation.

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