Eurofins MET Labs Announces Change in Senior Leadership
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
(From left to right: Jay Suh, Rob Frier, Mark van Horck)
Eurofins MET Labs, a global service leader for product approvals and regulatory certification of electrical products, announced today that Rob Frier has stepped down as CEO/President.
Rob’s position will be filled by Jay Suh, currently General Manager of Eurofins MET Labs California offices. Rob will remain with the company in a part-time advisory capacity.
Rob, son of Leonard Frier founder of MET Laboratories Inc., was CEO/President for over 25 years. He successfully led MET Laboratories for many years, and most recently orchestrated the successful transition into the Eurofins organization. Under his leadership, Eurofins MET Labs maintained a strong hold of the electrical testing industry and expanded to better serve its customers.
“Given the tremendous legacy that Rob is leaving behind, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him, on behalf of the whole MET Laboratories team for his outstanding achievement of building MET up to the impressive organization that it is today. I am grateful he is leaving us the keys to such a successful company,” said Mark van Horck, Senior Vice President, E&E Product Testing International.
Jay Suh is an exceptional leader and innovator who is passionate and committed to our principles and values. As an entrepreneur with a solid background in business development, sales and operations, Jay has the experience and tools necessary to lead Eurofins MET Labs forward into its next stage of expansion.
Mark van Horck, Senior Vice President of E&E Product Testing International at Eurofins, will hold the position of interim CEO until Jay’s replacement for our operations in California is selected.
Eurofins MET Labs is part of Eurofins Scientific, an International group of laboratories headquartered in Luxembourg, providing testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental, agroscience and consumer products industries, among others. The Eurofins group is one of the international leaders in the provision of testing services with a network of more than 650 laboratories across 45 countries. Through research and development, in-licensing and acquisitions, the group draws on the latest developments in every industry it serves, while helping corporations deliver safe and compliant products through responsible and sustainable sourcing practices.