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Our Mission

VELTIA Labs for Life is active in the provision of laboratory and consultancy solutions through qualitative excellence, reliability and ongoing development by ensuring that its clients and the market in general get the benefit of its first-class services and where all their needs are met at competitive prices.

We are committed to the continuous creation of value for employees, society and shareholders alike.

Fundamental values

  • Quality, as a competitive advantage
  • Innovation, as the lever for growth
  • Client Care, as a priority
  • Clear excellence while maintaining the company’s good reputation, as a leader in its field

Management

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Efthymios  Efthymiadis

Efthimios Efthymiadis holds a Master’s degree in “Engineering Production and Management” from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology. He speaks English, German, French and a few Spanish. He started his career at PROCTER & amp; GAMBLE at the London Research Center, which continued in the operations of EFTHIMIADIS Group initially as Assistant Technical Director of the K + N EFTHYMIADIS SA factory, then as Marketing Manager of NETAGRO SA . and later as General Manager of BIOS AGROSYSTEMS SA.

Today he holds the position of Managing Director of  VELTIA Labs for Life, BIOS AGROSYSTEMS SA and HELLENIC FARMING SA. He is also vice president of VITRO A.E. and Vice Chairman of the parent company of Efthimiadis Group REDESTOS A.E. Finally, he is President of the Association of Greek Producers and Seed Merchants (EIPPs) and General Secretary of the Association of Industries of Northern Greece (SVEE).

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Alexandros Giannousios

Mr. Alexandros Giannousios is a graduate of the Chemistry Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. from which he was awarded the Doctorate of Analytical Chemistry. During his career he has worked as analytical chemist at various food and water control laboratories.

In 2001 he joined AGROLAB RDS as Head of the Environmental Analysis Laboratory and since 2003 he has the responsibility of the Technical Directorate of all the laboratories of the company. In 2009 he took over the post of Deputy General Manager and in 2010 he was appointed General Manager of the company. He is a member of the Board of Directors of VELTIA Labs for Life (former AGROLAB RDS) and also Administrator of ENVIROLAB.

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Alexandros Ladopoulos

Mr. Alexandros Ladopoulos is an agronomist and has been working for the Group since 1990. Since 1995 he is responsible of Research & amp; Development of BIOS AGROSYSTEMS SA and the program to create and develop new proprietary corporate genetic material.

Since 2004 he is the Head of the Group’s “Research & Development of Agricultural Services” and is responsible for providing technical services in relation to propagating material and plant protection products through AGROLAB RDS as well as developing and organizing modern services in accordance with with the new requirements of Greek agriculture and the European Common Agricultural Policy.

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George Stratakis

Mr. Stratakis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Technology (Agricultural Production Specialization), School of Agriculture, Higher Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEI), Agricultural Economics Degree from the School of Geotechnical Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a Master’s Degree in Management Businesses (MBA)Kingston University, U.K..

He began his professional career where he continued AGROLAB RDS, originally as an Experimental Farmer for conducting Agronomic Studies against GLP και GEP from 1998 to 2000. From 2000 to 2004 he took over the position of Quality Assurance Manager initially for the system GLP and then for installation of the system ISO 17025 in the company’s laboratories. From 2004 to 2012 he was Responsible Marketing of the company and started the activation of the company in the Balkan countries and Cyprus. From 2012 until 2017 he was Head of the Marketing, Public Tenders & Programs, as well as having under his responsibility overseeing the of the sales of its subsidiaries in the Balkan countries. In 2018 he was assigned the duties of Commercial Director of  VELTIALabs for Life (former AGROLAB RDS)

He has extensive experience in, quality systems, laboratory operations, laboratory requirements and sales. He is the company’s representative in international organizations such as QS, BNN, GAFTA, CORESTA. He has successfully participated in more than twenty (20) Greek Public Tenders.

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Ioannis Kaidatzis

Mr. Ioannis Kaidatzis is a graduate of the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Is holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Winchester University, U.K.

During his career he has worked as an analytical chemist in various chemical companies.

In 2002 he joined the scientific staff of AGROLAB as Head of the Food Contaminants Laboratory. Since 2010 he is an evaluator of the National Accreditation System (ESYD) for Test Laboratories. Simultaneously with the position of head since 2014, he took over the position of Deputy Technical Director.

From 2020 until today he is in charge of the Technical Management of all the laboratories of the company.

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Panagiotis Konstantinou

Mr. Panagiotis Konstantinou is a graduate of the Chemistry department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) and he took specializing in olive oil analysis by the Istituto Sperimentale per la Elaiotecnica (Research Center of the Italian State for olive oil, table olives and olive culture).

During his career, since 1996, he has worked as an analytical chemist and as a production manager in laboratories and units in the olive oil and vegetable oils & fat industry.

He is an olive oil taster and a member of the organoleptic evaluation panel of the Association of Greek Olive Oil Standardization Industries (SEVITEL). He was also a member of the Advisory Committee of Chemical Experts of the association.

From 2009 to 2018 he owned the Olitecn laboratory (accredited analytical laboratory having as sole object the analysis of olive oils, vegetable and animal fats and oils)

In 2018 Olitecn merged with the chemical laboratory of VELTIA (former Agrolab) and relocated at VELTIA’s facilities, so he joined the staff of the Lab as head of the laboratory for analysis of olive oil and fats.

Since July 2020 he took over the Management of the Athens Facilities.

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