Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> January 17, 2000

J. Graham Russell – Barringer Laboratories Inc (balb)

J. GRAHAM RUSSELL is President and CEO of Barringer Laboratories, Inc. In 1977, he was with The Ocean Group, plc a major British industrial services corporation, quoted on the London stock exchange. Over the next several years, he held a number of senior executive positions with that company, the last of which was as President and CEO of National Environmental Testing, Inc. Mr. Russell started this company in 1986 and built it into the third largest environmental testing company in the U.S. with revenues of nearly $50 million at its peak. Between 1995 and the end of 1997, Mr. Russell was an independent consultant in the environmental laboratory industry. He also founded Chemical Management Services, L.L.C., an innovative chemical recycling technology company. He joined Barringer Laboratories, Inc., as President and CEO in December 1987. Mr. Russell has an MA in economic geography from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and a BA from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, one of Britain's largest business schools. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of Barringer

Laboratories, Inc., the company's history, services, customers, those

kinds of things.

Mr. Russell: Barringer