HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Check-6 International Inc. today announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Owen as the organization’s chief executive officer effective immediately. In her role, Owen’s top priorities are to accelerate the company’s performance in its current markets and advance the company into new verticals.
“In order for this company to reach its full potential, the board of directors concluded that these changing times demand an urgent focus on diversification. As Check-6 moves on to this next phase, we are confident that Laura is the right person to lead the company forward,” said Dennis Romano, chairman of the board for Check-6. “Her strong leadership skills and proven ability to drive innovation and growth will ensure that Check-6 continues to grow and empower people and organizations to optimize performance and mitigate risks with our highly effective training and consulting solutions.”
As CEO, Owen sets the tone for the enterprise’s rapid diversification into new markets. “Check-6 is an outstanding company with an amazing growth story, and it is an honor to be chosen to lead,” said Owen. “We have a dedicated team, with unmatched skills and experience. While we will continue to deliver performance excellence for our highly valued clients in the oil and gas and mining industries, we are taking our toolkit and rich experience into three new verticals, including manufacturing, transportation and construction. Our mission is to impact the front line, to improve the bottom line for our clients.”
Owen is a seasoned entrepreneur and C-level executive. She joined the board of directors for Check-6 in December 2014. Prior, she was the founder and CEO of PontSalus, an organization focused on reducing health care costs and increasing access to quality healthcare, for health systems worldwide. Owen was co-founder and COO of ICOP Digital, a company that engineers and markets mobile video products for first responders, worldwide. Owen served as Kansas Secretary of Commerce (KDOC) where she led international trade, business development and travel and tourism. She served as regional branch manager for Stephens Inc., the largest investment-banking firm in the U.S.
Owen is based at Check-6 operations headquarters in Houston.
Check-6 delivers tailored solutions to high hazard, high consequence industries (oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, transportation and construction) to improve efficiency and safety. Check-6 has taken the best practices and lessons learned from military and commercial aviation, and developed a suite of products and services for the private sector - that impact the front line, to improve the bottom line. For more information about Check-6, visit the website at checksix.com.