Birtley Coal & Minerals Testing Division
7784 - 62 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tel: 403 253 8273
Fax: 403 259 4720
Operations Manager - Heather Dexter
Ms. Heather Dexter graduated with a Chemical Technology Diploma from the Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1984. In 1989 Heather joined Birtley as a Laboratory Technologist
and has served in various roles including Safety Coordinator, Office Manager and Training Coordinator.
Since joining Birtley, Heather completed a Business Management Certificate at SAIT (1999) and has
taken numerous courses in science and sales.
Coal Prep Supervisor - Veena Bhardwaj
Ms. Veena Bhardwaj graduated from SAIT with a Chemical Technology Diploma in 1996.
Veena joined Birtley in 1998 and progressed from Laboratory Technologist to Laboratory Supervisor (2006-2012).
She trained under Jack Abad (former Sample Prep Supervisor for 40 years at Birtley) for one year before his retirement in 2013.
Veena is currently responsible for supervising and coordinating sample preparation.
Quality Control Coordinator - Halima Khemiri
Ms. Halima Khemiri has been with Birtley since 2008 and she graduated from Universite Tunis (Tunisia)
with a Masters of Bio-Chemistry in 2003. Her current roles are Senior Laboratory Technician and Quality
Control Coordinator in the Laboratory.