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McElhattan Elected Industrial Scientific CEO

Issue 2 and Volume 15.

The Board of Directors of Industrial Scientific Corporation has elected 37-year-old Justin McElhattan as president and chief executive officer.

He had served as president and chief operating officer since February 2008 and as a member of the board since 2006.
“Industrial Scientific is fortunate to have so many talented, passionate people around the world committed to the highest quality and best customer service,” McElhattan said. “Their relentless dedication to eliminating injury and death in the workplace is a constant source of inspiration for me.”

After completing a bachelor’s degree in environmental science at Penn State University, McElhattan was based in Philadelphia, Pa., as a sales representative for Sheridan Safety, followed by two years as a district sales manager for Safeco.

He joined Industrial Scientific in 1998 as manager of commercial systems. In 2000 he was promoted to field sales manager, North America, and in 2003 to general manager of service operations. In 2005 he was elected vice president, operations, and in 2007 elected president and chief operating officer.

McElhattan earned an MBA with a concentration in operations from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in 2005.

Industrial Scientific Corporation, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading provider of gas detection as a service. For information, visit

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