Premium Inspection & Testing Hires John Durkee as CEO
August 1, 2016 - Houston, TX - Premium Inspection and Testing, Inc. ("Premium"), a Calvert Street Capital Partners ("Calvert Street") portfolio company, today announced that John Durkee is joining the company as Chief Executive Officer. John joins Premium with over 25 years of global leadership experience in the energy sector, most recently providing engineered products and services to the industrial and power generation markets. Before joining Premium Inspection & Testing, he was President of the Products business unit of Global Power. In this role, John managed ten global locations responsible for the engineering and manufacturing of auxiliary products used in construction and rebuild of power plants. Previous to Global Power, he led the North American Power and Industrial Engineering and Construction Services business of SNC Lavalin. Prior thereto, he was President of Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services where he oversaw and implemented strategic and tactical growth initiatives. Earlier in his career, John spent 15 years in progressively challenging roles within GE Energy. John received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and is a Six Sigma certified green belt.
Jim Treat, Chairman of Premium, remarked, "This is a very exciting day for our company. John shares our passion for providing exceptional service to our customers and people, and we are delighted to have him on board. I am very confident that John will be successful in leading our operations going forward."
John Durkee added, "I am thrilled to be joining the Premium team and look forward to contributing to the continued success of our combined business. I believe that Premium's diversity, unique culture, and reputation for delivering high-quality service have positioned it well for sustained growth."