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Testing & Inspection experts join Veritas Petroleum Services

ROTTERDAM, 2 February 2016 – Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) announced today that it has appointed Malcolm Cooper as Group Technical & Business Development Director and Steve Bee, another industry heavyweight, will join the company as Group Commercial Director on 1 July, 2016.

“We are extremely pleased to have Malcolm and Steve who bring with them an exceptional combination of in-depth of knowledge of science and cutting-edge technology associated with testing services and R&D, and broad industry experience in inspection, testing and certification, join our management team,” said Gerard Rohaan, CEO, VPS.

Cooper, who holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Nottingham Trent University, is a senior executive with demonstrated achievement in growing business through organic sales development and acquisition. He is also a Chartered Chemist and member of the United Kingdom’s Royal Society of Chemistry.

Most recently, Cooper was Global Operational Excellence Manager at SGS where he was responsible for identifying and leading on diversification into high margin business and delivering margin improvement by optimisation of operations. Prior to taking up this role, Cooper led the Oil, Gas and Chemicals UK business for SGS, where he delivered significant top line and bottom line growth, both organically and through acquisition.

Cooper’s career background includes leading the National Laboratory Service, the laboratory testing services arm of the Environment Agency for England and Wales as General Manager, and various quality testing, analytical and management roles at BP, one of the world’s top oil and gas companies.

Bee holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry from Northumbria University, and was most recently the Global Business Director at Intertek ShipCare where he was responsible for business strategy and the autonomous running of Intertek’s Global Marine Services. Under his charge, ShipCare achieved record high turnover from 2012 to 2014, through organic growth and the addition of new services and clients.

Prior to joining Intertek (Lintec) in 2007, Bee worked for several years at Anachem Ltd, the United Kingdom and Ireland's leading laboratory liquid handling specialist, acquiring valuable technical knowledge and skills in various fields – including Environmental, Elemental & Electrochemistry and Chemical Analysis - before becoming the UK General Manager of A1-Envirotech.

As an industry veteran, Bee is a highly sought-after speaker who is regularly invited to give presentations at international industry conferences. He has also written numerous technical papers for trade publications and media outlets.

About Veritas Petroleum Services

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) delivers testing, inspection and advisory solutions that help customers achieve measurable improvements to fuel management, fuel cost, operational efficiency and marine fuel regulatory compliance. In close collaboration with the industry, the company introduced the first commercial bunker fuel testing and bunker quantity surveys for ships in 1981 and 1987, respectively.

VPS operates a global network of customer service offices supported round-the-clock by technical experts integrated with four specialised and wholly-owned ISO 17025 accredited fuel testing laboratories strategically located in Rotterdam, Singapore, Houston and Fujairah. Its bunker quantity surveys are available at more than 200 key bunkering ports worldwide.


Steve Bee