29 April 2013
2013 winner of the SCI Canada Purvis Memorial Award:
Jon Hantho has been President and CEO of Maxxam Analytics for the past six years. Under his leadership, the company has doubled in size, both in terms of revenue and number of employees. Annually, Maxxam’s 2,400 employees perform over 14 million tests and generate over 40 million test results. Hantho’s skills in the areas of corporate strategy and customer service development reinforce Maxxam’s mission to deliver good science through exceptional service.
Today, Maxxam leads the analytical services industry in depth of technical and scientific knowledge, and has a proud history of delivering scientific achievements, breakthrough ideas and innovative solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. In 2012, Hantho won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He also received a Special Citation for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony in January 2013.