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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Grand Opening of Acme’s new 130,000 square foot SUPERLAB in Vancouver, BC

Press Release

Contact Lisa Melton
604 253 3158

We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our new global headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 18th, 2013.

“The new flagship lab is over twice the size of our current combined facilities,” explains President George Cartwright. “It will operate using the highest environmental and safety standards to ensure it is a superb workplace for our employees. We’re very pleased to say this is one of the best equipped mineral testing facilities and possibly the largest multi-element geochemistry lab in the world.”.

The current market requirements in the exploration and mining sector has increased demand for quality analysis in a timely manner and labs are growing in order to keep pace with global demand. “We planned this expansion quite some time ago in order to maintain our position as an industry leader and to ensure our high standards of service to customers around the world well into the future,” states Cartwright. ‘We’re very proud to be able to offer this level of excellence right here in Vancouver.”.

Beginning in 1971 as a family operated private business, AcmeLabs has grown to become recognized as one of the world’s leading geochemical and assaying laboratories. This expansion and upgrading is part of AcmeLabs’ ongoing commitment to continuous innovation and unparalleled global customer service. In 2012, AcmeLabs became part of the Bureau Veritas group of companies (headquartered in Paris, France) providing Testing, Inspection and Certification services worldwide.

Grand Opening:  3pm – 8pm with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4pm
9050 Shaughnessy Street
Vancouver, BC, V6P 6E5

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about our lab please contact
Lisa Melton, Business Development Coordinator: contact details above.

Angelo Karitsiotis
Business Development Manager
North America

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Grand Opening Celebration on April 18th!


AcmeLabs cordially invites you to join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of our new office and laboratory headquarters located at 9050 Shaughnessy Street in Vancouver, BC.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will commence starting at 4:00pm.

For our guests coming from downtown Vancouver, a company shuttle bus will be scheduled to take passengers from 700 W. Pender Street to AcmeLabs every 30 minutes from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The shuttle will also make return trips from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Freddy Fernandez appointed Country Manager for Mexico


We are pleased to announce that Freddy Fernandez has rejoined our Acme team as Country Manager – Mexico, effective February 16, 2012.

Freddy has over 25 years of industry experience working with CIMM, Inspectorate Americas and Acme. Previously worked for Acme from 1995 to 2008, Freddy was an important member of the Acme team first as Fire Assay Supervisor in Acme Chile, later as Branch Manager in Acme Brazil and finally as Branch Manager in Acme Mexico. Freddy rejoins the Acme team after taking on the positions of Geochemical Business Manager for Inspectorate Americas in Argentina/Brazil in 2009 and most recently, FA Lab Supervisor for CIMM TyS in Antofagasta, Chile.

Reporting directly to the Global Sample Preparation Manager, some of his new responsibilities will include overall management of existing and future Mexican prep facilities and overseeing the general expansion of business in Mexico.

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

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Appointment of new Country Manager-Argentina

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Oscar Torres as Country Manager, Argentina, effective January 1st 2012. Oscar will be directly responsible for all of our operations in country. He brings a wealth of experience in the construction and management of sample preparation laboratories in places as diverse as Colombia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic for AcmeLabs. He will be based out of our laboratory in Mendoza. We wish Oscar every success in this exciting role.

Geoff Woodfield
Vice President
AcmeLabs, SA

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Management Changes in Northern Canada

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Samotowka as our new Regional Manager for Canada North effective June 1, 2011. Reporting directly to the Global Sample Preparation Manager, Steve will oversee the Smithers, Tyhee and Yellowknife branch facilities in addition to developing and strengthening our presence in northern B.C., Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Steve has done an excellent job in the management of the Branch office at Smithers, BC and is looking forward to the challenges of this new role.

Steve Samotowka

At the same time, Vicki Harper will take over as Branch Manager in Smithers, BC. Reporting to the Regional Manager for Canada North, Vicki will be responsible for the overall management of the Smithers branch facility.

As the branch supervisor, Vicki was a key player in the success of the Smithers branch. We are confident that she will have similar success in meeting the challenges of her new position.

Please join me in congratulating Steve & Vicki and give them our warmest support in their exciting
new roles.

Vicki Harper

Angelo Karitsiotis
Global Sample Preparation Manager

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:

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