Bennett Environmental Inc.
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Bennett Environmental Inc.

November 20, 2006 09:20 ET

Bennett Environmental Inc. Appoints New CEO

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 20, 2006) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV)(AMEX:BEL) announced today the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Jack Shaw, who will undertake this position immediately.

After a five month comprehensive search process, conducted by a leading executive search firm, the Company's Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Shaw's twenty-five years of senior management experience, especially in the area of sales and marketing with two leading environmental service companies, was one that fit with Bennett's immediate needs.

"Bennett Environmental has spent a great deal of time restructuring its operations over the past five months for what the Company expects to be a resumption of revenue growth and profitability", commented David Williams, Chairman of the Company's board, and "with Jack's appointment, we now have the leadership required to truly move Bennett forward". Further, Mr. Williams commented that "the board looks forward to Jack leveraging his past experiences of working with troubled companies and underperforming assets to broaden the Company's network and to building new relationships with customers and clients."

In the past Jack Shaw held executive positions with Laidlaw, Philip Services and Mosaic Chemical. He received his MBA from the University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business and his BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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About Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc. is a North American leader in high-temperature treatment services for the remediation of contaminated soil and has provided thermal solutions to contamination problems throughout Canada and the U.S. Bennett Environmental's technology provides for the safe, economical and permanent solution to contaminated soil. Independent testing has consistently proven that the technology operates well within the most stringent criteria in North America. For information, please visit the Bennett Environmental website at: www.bennettenv.com.



JACK SHAW
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Viewpoint Management Services Inc., 2001 to Present
Restructuring Services for Troubled Companies
- Variety of interim roles including; Chief Operating Officer and Chief
Financial Officer

Philip Services Corporation and Subsidiaries, 1997 to 2001
Industrial and Environmental Service Company
- Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning, 1999 to 2001
- Vice President, PSC Industrial Services Group, 1997 to 1999

Laidlaw Inc. and Subsidiaries, 1989 to 1996
Environmental Service Company
- General Manager, Laidlaw Waste System, 1995 to 1996
- Vice President, Industrial Services, Laidlaw Waste Systems, 1993 to 1995
- Vice President Marketing, Laidlaw Environmental Services, 1989 to 1993

Mosaic Chemical Corporations, 1984 to 1989
Environmental Service Company
- President, 1987 to 1989
- General Manager, 1984 to 1986

Education:
- Master of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, 1979
- Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Wilfred Laurier University, 1977



Contact Information

  • Bennett Environmental Inc.
    Michael McSweeney
    Vice President
    (905) 339-1540 ext 209
    Website: www.bennettenv.com