This year has seen Star Scientific expand to larger premises on the Australian NSW Central Coast. The move to the new facility at Berkeley Vale was followed by the appointment of Matthew Dore as WHS (Work, Health and Safety) and Compliance Manager to demonstrate the company’s culture of safety and continuous improvement with certification to internationally recognised ISO Standards 45001 and 9001.

Strategic compliance and policies are among the key aspects of any business, particularly for a company pushing into new frontiers like Star Scientific, said Mr Dore, “I am always excited about working alongside our A-team of scientists and business pioneers who are at the forefront of innovation, shaping and driving the manufacture and use of hydrogen.

“Our strength is in our people who share a passion for hydrogen’s role in the new energy economy but also for ensuring we continue to operate within a safety culture framework.”

Mr Dore’s extensive experience in technical operations and laboratory service delivery, where responsibility for safety is inherent, means he is well positioned to provide ongoing strategic and operational management with regards to safety codes practices, risk mitigation and compliance.

Star Scientific Global Group Chairman Andrew Horvath welcomed Mr Dore to the Star Scientific team earlier this year adding, “Matthew brings a breadth of project management acumen and years of experience in safety and compliance. His appointment personifies our commitment to best practice in safety, providing reassurance for our members, our employees, our partners and customers.”

Mr Dore has a degree in Science for Chemistry and Physics. He is also a Technical Assessor with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), supporting Australia’s national accreditation body by providing specialist knowledge during the audit of other laboratories.