DISA Announces New President and CEO, John Peterson
Twenty-Five Year Veteran of the Substance Abuse Testing Industry
Houston, TX – August 4, 2016 – DISA Global Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of employee screening and safety services, announced the appointment of John Peterson as the company's president and CEO. Mr. Peterson brings over 25 years of relevant industry experience to his new position having served in various leadership roles at Laboratory Specialists, Inc., Kroll Worldwide, and most recently, Alere Toxicology Services.
Mr. Peterson’s industry expertise includes a vast knowledge of certified forensic and clinical laboratory testing for all matrices such as urine, oral fluid, hair, and point of collection testing (POCT). He also has experience in various complimentary services including third-party administration (TPA), medical review (MRO), occupational health services, and background investigations.
“Bringing John on as our executive officer is an important step in DISA’s continuing evolution,” said Colin Woods, DISA’s V.P., Sales Operations. “Not only does he have strong industry experience, but he has a unique understanding of our business. We’ve worked with him over the years and have first-hand knowledge of his great leadership track record. He was the right choice and the exact fit we need to take our company to the next level. We couldn’t be more excited to have him aboard.”
Mr. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Louisiana State University. He is actively involved in industry-focused organizations, such as Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA); Substance Abuse Professional Administration Association (SAPAA); and, Coalition for Excellence in Medication Monitoring (CEMM).
About DISA Global Solutions
Founded in 1986, DISA is the industry-leading provider of employee screening and compliance services. Headquartered in Houston, with more than 35 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, DISA’s comprehensive scope of services includes drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health, and transportation compliance. DISA assists employers in making informed staffing decisions while building a culture of safety in their workplace.