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Executive Management Changes 2017

Published 10/12/2017

GANNON & SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CHANGES- Press Release

– PHOENIX, AZ and CRANSTON, RI –
As part of its on-going succession planning, Gannon & Scott announces the following executive management changes, effective October 1, 2017:

Margaret Gannon Jones has been named Chairman, succeeding Jack Gannon

Christopher W. Jones succeeds Margaret Gannon Jones as President

David G. Deuel becomes Chief Financial Officer, succeeding John King (Retired)

 

 Margaret Gannon Jones became President of Gannon & Scott in 2013, succeeding her father John L. (Jack) Gannon.

She started her career in 1988 in the Analytical Laboratory and held a number of management roles in the company prior to becoming president.

Margaret is also a principal owner of the Gannon & Scott family of companies.

 

 

 Chris Jones started with Gannon & Scott in 1990, in Cranston, RI.

During his tenure in RI, he became Plant Manager and was responsible for several key innovations in the core refining processes.

In 2001, Chris relocated to Phoenix, AZ to manage and grow the newly acquired Phoenix facility.Under his leadership, the Phoenix plant has dramatically increased its processing capabilities and annual volume of material processed. This facility provides Gannon & Scott with true coast-to-coast coverage and an unmatched, environmentally-friendly refining capacity.

 

 

David Deuel joined Gannon & Scott in 2013 as a Senior Vice President in charge of the company’s day-to-day Administration and IT departments.

Deuel previously worked at Fleet Bank and Bank of America, spending the majority of his time in the precious metals department, which provided financing and hedging products to industrial users of precious metals.

He succeeds John King, who retired at the end of September.

2017 ISO9001 Certification Renewal

Published 02/02/2017

Gannon & Scott Inc.’s analytical laboratory has completed renewal of the ISO9001 Quality Management System certification process.

This was particularly important since it includes compliance to the new certification standard version (ISO9001:2015) that will become mandatory by 2018.  Gannon & Scott completed the external audit without any noted system non-conformances.

This month also marks a decade since the laboratory received initial certification, as it pursues the outgoing effort for continual quality improvement.

The laboratory conducts traditional fire assay, instrument, and other analyses to determine precious metal  content from a wide variety of materials including industrial scrap, metal finishing residuals, and electronic waste.

Gannon & Scott has long been deeply involved in the International Precious Metals Institute and its Sampling and Analytical Council.

Gannon & Scott Aquires New Laboratory Equipment 2015

Published 11/12/2015

 

Our laboratory team has recently commissioned its second ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emissions Spectroscopy) Spectrometer.

 

 

The objective is to dedicate our new instrument to the analysis pf PGMs (platinum group metals) leaving the second one for other trace element detection and analysis.

 

This addition will improve the speed, accuracy and precision of our analytical results for PGMs, base metals, trace metals and other deleterious elements.

 

 Gannon & Scott, a leading precious metals refiner, operates a full service ISO 9001-2008 certified commercial precious metal laboratory. Fire assay, Atomic Absorbtion, ICP-OES and wet chemical analysis are performed by a staff of highly trained and experienced technicians.