Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Intertek has hired Michael Beaton to serve as the company’s new director of product evaluation.

In this role, Beaton will lead the company’s new product evaluation services department to provide clients with market-accepted code compliance reports.

“Having Michael join our team is an important evolution in Intertek’s commitment to partnering with our customers and the industry,” says Gavin Campbell, global senior vice president of building products. “He will lead our effort to change the face of product approvals in North America. This will help manufacturers show compliance to building codes and allow their new and innovative products to gain access to the North American market while assuring authorities that Intertek has conducted a thorough evaluation.”

Prior to joining Intertek, Beaton served as senior vice president at ICC Evaluation Service, working with manufacturers and industries to address issues of code compliance.

“I am pleased to be offered the opportunity to work with Intertek in this new and exciting capacity,” says Beaton.