/ Oct 29, 2020

Viken Detection Welcomes John Quelch to its Board of Directors

BURLINGTON, Mass.–Viken Detection, pioneer of homeland security x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced the appointment of John Quelch to its Board of Directors.

Quelch is the Dean of the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School, Miller University Chair Professor, and Vice Provost for executive education. He formerly held a joint appointment as the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is the author of 25 books as well as numerous case studies on leading multinational corporations, which have sold more than four million copies.

In addition, Quelch has served as a director of ten public companies, including Aramark, easyJet, Pepsi Bottling Group, Reebok International, and WPP. He served as chairman of the board of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), which operates Boston’s Logan Airport.

After 9/11, Quelch helped Massport to restore its reputation for safety and oversaw one of the early implementations of total passenger baggage scanning to keep the flying public safe.

“John’s dedication to homeland security, public health and safety, combined with his wealth of business experience, make him the perfect fit for Viken,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Viken Detection. “I look forward to working with John as we roll out our OspreyTM series of vehicle scanners to thwart drug trafficking at our ports and borders.”

More information about Viken Detection can be found here.


About Viken Detection

Viken equips public safety organizations, including customs and border protection agencies, law enforcement, and security professionals with effective, safe, and affordable detection tools to thwart imminent threats. The company’s innovative suite of handheld x-ray imagers, chemical analyzers, vehicle scanners and elemental analyzers are proven and reliable in their respective markets with thousands of units operating in the field. Viken Detection is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.vikendetection.com.