Carlsbad, Calif., July 1, 2014 — 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the appointment of Uday Virkud as president and CEO. Mr. Virkud, who has an extensive background in risk management, replaces Robert S. Christie, who led 3E since 2004. 3E Company is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK).
“I am excited to lead 3E Company as we continue to build on our reputation as a leading provider of EH&S data and compliance software and services, while growing our business in the supply chain product compliance space,” said Mr. Virkud. “The dynamic regulatory environment continues to evolve, with an increasing emphasis on making products and materials safer and greener. 3E is proud to help companies achieve their objectives of producing and delivering high-quality products that meet regulatory requirements.”
“Businesses today are interconnected and reliant upon one another, making it essential for business leaders to be aware of new and emerging risks and regulations that can disrupt their productivity,” said Scott Stephenson, president and CEO, Verisk Analytics. “I have confidence that Uday’s experience in global business development, risk management analytics, and product development will enable him to expand 3E’s global presence and lead the company to the next level of success.”
Mr. Virkud joins 3E from AIR Worldwide, a Verisk company providing risk modeling software and services, where he worked for 17 years. He most recently served as its executive vice president and was responsible for international business development, strategic growth initiatives, and product development. Before joining AIR, he worked as a transportation planning engineer and consultant.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, a master of science degree in engineering management from Northeastern University, and a master of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
About 3E Company
3E Company, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), offers a comprehensive suite of data and solutions for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This solutions suite addresses the entire chemical life cycle and includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution, and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E provides an industry-leading combination of a 24/7/365 EH&S mission-control call center and the world’s premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations in Canton, Ohio; Bethesda, Maryland; Kingsport, Tennessee; Montreal, Quebec; and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com.