Senior Executives

Matthew J. Corr | Chief Executive Officer

With over 33 years experience in all aspects of the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry, Mr. Corr brings a wealth of knowledge to the management, leadership and strategic growth of The AmSpec Group. Mr. Corr has considerable experience throughout the entire energy sector, with over 22 years in executive management roles. His dedicated attitude encourages and inspires those around him, and his natural instinct in operational and strategic decision making has been invaluable to AmSpec’s continued success.


Malcolm A. Vella | Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Vella has been with The AmSpec Group since September 2008.  With over 33 years of industry experience Mr. Vella has covered all aspects from testing, inspection and certification to management during his 13 years in Europe and 20 years in North America. Mr. Vella oversees all operational sectors of AmSpec’s Testing, Inspection and Certification global business along with the specialty services and is actively involved in the groups continued global growth.

Gerard O'Dell | Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer for The AmSpec Group, Mr. O’Dell has full responsibility for all aspects of the financial function of the organization, systems development and implementation. With over 23 years of financial experience in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry he is a key contributor as a member of the senior team for organizational plans to grow AmSpec internationally.


Steven Dorry | Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Dorry oversees all legal matters for the AmSpec Group including mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, claims and litigation, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance.  Bringing over 23 years of extensive hands-on experience working across multiple industry verticals from start-up/early-stage to established multi-national companies, including 15 years within the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector, he is a key contributor to the continued growth and success of the organization.

Yuri Ivchenko | President - EMEA

Mr. Ivchenko has earned degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Economics and brings over 20 years of industry experience.  As the former Head of Operations at one of the leading Trading companies in the US, Mr. Ivchenko built and managed world-class operations teams.  Mr. Ivchenko provides results-driven leadership.  His entrepreneurial focus, industry experience combined with organizational, and leadership skills, help drive AmSpec’s Global strategy and development.  Mr. Ivchenko is in charge of implementing AmSpec’s dynamic growth plans in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa while maintaining and upholding AmSpec’s values, standards, and principles.

Stanley Gondek | Executive Vice President - North America

Mr. Gondek has been with The AmSpec Group since February 2012 and has over 27 years of experience in the energy space.  Mr. Gondek came up through the industry starting as a chemist, laboratory manager, and a Laboratory Director before transitioning into operations.  Mr. Gondek oversees all operational units for energy in North America and is responsible for driving overall growth and profitability. He has been instrumental in driving the connectivity of our global network to ensure that all our customers experience the same outstanding AmSpec service from all our facilities.

Valentin Rossel | Executive Vice President | Agri

Mr. Rossel holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural Sciences and joined AmSpec in 2017 with over 19 years experience in Agricultural testing, inspection and certification services.  Mr. Rossel started his career as Product Manager at one of the major global inspection companies for the first 7 years.  He then moved to a different global competitor to lead and develop their Agri division, as Senior Vice President. Mr. Rossel will play an instrumental role in the further development of the Agri business for The AmSpec Group and its network around the world.

Jay Gutierrez | Executive Vice President | Corporate Development

Mr. Gutierrez has over 40 years of experience in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry.  Mr. Gutierrez has held various roles throughout his career ranging from front line operations to Chief Executive of the Commodities Division at a publicly held FTSE 100 TIC company where he also held the role of COO Southern Hemisphere.  Mr. Gutierrez also served in Non-Executive roles before joining AmSpec in 2020.  At AmSpec he has held the roles of Executive Director-APAC, Executive Director-Latam, and is currently Executive Vice President Corporate Development.

Donald Nicholson | Global Business Leader | Consumer Products

Mr. Nicholson has over 25 years of executive management and leadership experience in the Testing Inspection and Certification (TIC) business, including roles such as President, Chief Regional Officer, Vice President of North America, and Vice President of Sales at leading TIC testing companies. Mr. Nicholson works closely with our Corporate Development group in developing and delivering on a Global Market Products strategy that expands AmSpec’s current service offerings into a variety of spaces within the Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market.

Elizabeth DeBaro | Vice President | Human Resources

Ms. DeBaro has 30 years of Human Resources and leadership experience. Prior to joining The AmSpec Group she spent 20 years in the banking industry, ultimately achieving the position of Senior Vice President. Ms. DeBaro spent the last nine years with AmSpec’s Human Resources department, overseeing payroll and benefit functions. During that time, she has worked closely with senior management to ensure compliance as well as address workforce development, organizational planning, employee productivity and engagement. Ms. DeBaro holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University and a Human Resources Management Diploma from New York University.