Fulfilling the succession plan announced in June 2017, Dr Hudson Bates has been appointed President, Nickel Institute, to succeed David Butler, whose mandate was completed recently. Hudson and David have been working together closely over the past year on this planned transition. David Butler will continue his association with the Nickel Institute as a non-executive senior advisor on a project basis.
âDavidâs legacy is outstanding. He has transformed the Nickel Institute into a high calibre services provider to the nickel industry; attracted new Members and developed a focused and effective approach to nickel science, health & environment public policy, market development and communications,â? said Nickel Institute Chairperson, Anton Berlin, Director of Marketing, MMC Norilsk Nickel.
Hudson Bates brings unique and extensive knowledge of nickel and the nickel industry to his new role. For the last 20 years, he has applied his specialized knowledge to the study of the toxicology of nickel and its compounds. He also has highly successful managerial experience at NiPERA Inc., the science arm of the Nickel Institute. Dr Hudson Bates is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.). He received his Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, his M.S. in toxicology from the Albany Medical College of Union University, and his B.S. in biology from the State University of New York at Albany, USA.