Jim Sands becomes President of Envirotest
|Contact: Lothar Geilen
Phone: (954) 667-7740
Fax: (860) 392-2105
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11:00 a.m. EDT, May 14, 2014
Envirotest, an Opus Inspection, Inc. subsidiary, welcomes Mr. Jim Sands as President. Mr. Sands is a leading business executive with more than twenty years of vehicle inspection industry experience in various positions, who brings global experience and proven leadership to Envirotest. Mr. Sands has a strong customer relations orientation and will be instrumental in continuing the company’s focus on our customers’ needs in the U.S. centralized vehicle inspection programs and remote sensing operations.
Envirotest currently has contracts to provide and manage centralized vehicle inspection programs in six jurisdictions across North America, testing more than 5.5 million vehicles annually. The subsidiary has over 1,000 employees, and provides patented remote sensing technology worldwide that measures tailpipe exhaust as vehicles pass by under normal roadway conditions. Under Mr. Sands’ leadership, Envirotest will play a significant role in the Opus Inspection portfolio of product and service offerings.
With Mr. Sands’ appointment, Mr. Lothar Geilen will continue as CEO of Opus Inspection and Envirotest. “We are extremely pleased that Jim has chosen to join Envirotest,” said Lothar Geilen. “I have personally known Jim for many years. Jim brings the right credentials and experience to continue to meet and exceed our goals.”
“This is an exciting time to join Envirotest,” said Jim Sands. “The success of the company is a testament to the management team and its focus on customer relationships, along with continued technological leadership in the industry. I look forward to working with the management team at Envirotest and Opus Inspection as we continue to grow the company.”
Envirotest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Opus Inspection, Inc. Opus Inspection, Inc. is part of Opus Group and operates turnkey vehicle inspection programs for various levels of government agencies (federal, state and regional) and delivers world-class products and services to individual inspection stations. Opus Group’s share is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm under the ticker OPUS.