Season’s greetings from all of us at Barr! We are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had this year to work with our clients and partners on a wide range of interesting, challenging projects, across all the industries we serve.
We’re also looking forward to seeing what 2023 brings our way. We’re passionate about our work and about the services and solutions we provide to clients.
Barr’s approach to client service, and our emphasis on developing collaborative client relationships, reflects our culture and institutional philosophy. While we’ve been seeing a fair amount of industry consolidation in recent years, Barr remains independent. As an employee-owned company in which no single individual owns more than 1 percent of our stock, Barr has a highly engaged and dedicated workforce.
This means you can count on us as a reliable partner in solving complex problems and advancing your critical goals, for years to come.
On behalf of everyone at Barr, thank you for your trust and partnership in 2022. We’ve worked hard to earn it, and we plan to do the same in 2023 and beyond.
About Ward Swanson
Ward Swanson, who began serving as Barr’s president and CEO in 2021, helps industry and regulatory authorities solve complex analytical issues related to preserving and restoring the environment. He is a nationally recognized expert on geochemical analysis, hydrocarbon fingerprinting, low-level mercury analysis, dioxin and furan analysis, and chemicals of concern such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,4-dioxane. His three decades of experience also encompass environmental-data quality assurance and quality control; laboratory regulation and certification; analytical methodologies; and internal-database quality.