Management

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Client Services Manager

Kevin Green

Kevin graduated from Lycoming College with a BA in Biology. His twenty-five plus years of experience in the field include past employment with MacDermid, Inc. where he worked as an Associate Process Specialist which involved assisting in the maintenance and functioning of a research and development laboratory. He also worked at Lonza, Inc. as a Quality Control Lab Technician. Kevin later went on to work for West Company as a Laboratory Technician and then for Daye Development & Construction, Inc. as the Office Manager/Sales Coordinator.

The Client Services Manager is a full time member of the managerial staff that reports directly to the Laboratory Director. The Client Services Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of client and field services. When a contract purchase order is received, the Client Services Manager contacts the client and establishes a relationship and communication to satisfy the client's needs. In the event of an absence the Sample Control Manager or Laboratory Director assumes all responsibilities. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:
  • Expediting projects;
  • Ensuring compliance with deadlines;
  • Maintaining lines of communication with client;
  • Reports maximum contamination level (MCL) exceedences to the client and regulatory agencies;
  • Reports monthly Drinking Water compliance sample data to the Drinking Water Electronic Laboratory Reporting (DWELR) system;
  • Maintains interactions with PA DEP Sanitarians;
  • Coordinates Field Services;
  • Bidding and Quote Generation.

 

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Sample Control Manager

Rebecca Albert

Rebecca received a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University.  She also received a certificate in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technologies Training from Pennsylvania State University.  Her education has made her proficient in Aseptic Technique, Polymerase Chain Reaction procedure and SDS-Page electrophoresis, as well as many other skills.

The Sample Control Manager is a full time member of the managerial staff that reports directly to the Client Services Manager. This manager oversees the operation of the Sample Receipt and Login office and specifically sample acceptance and rejection. This individual ensures that each chain of custody is tier reviewed by at least two responsible laboratory staff members. In the event of the Sample Control Manger's absence, the Client Services Manager assumes all responsibilities. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:

  • Sample custody/control documentation;
  • Liaison between laboratory and field personnel regarding upcoming sample analysis;
  • Knowing and teaching sample handling and preservation protocols;
  • Reviewing sample information and LIMS entry for accuracy and completeness;
  • Direct client interactions;
  • Facilitating sample storage and disposal.

 

 

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Metals Department Manager

Shawn McLaughlin

Shawn received a BA in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Limnology from Lycoming College.  During his undergraduate studies he worked as a both a Research Assistant and Laboratory Assistant for the Department of Biology at Lycoming College.  His duties included monitoring and testing samples obtained from a wastewater recycling unit and assisting in the sorting, counting, and identification of freshwater macroinvertabrates from a second order stream.

Shawn started in 1998 performing inorganic chemical analysis.  He analyzed both wet chemistry and metals.  He then took over metals analysis full time, and eventually was promoted to the department manager level.  Shawn currently oversees the metals department and manages all metals analysis.

Each Department Manager is a full time member of the managerial staff who reports directly to the Laboratory Director. These individuals are responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and supervising all testing and analysis within a specific area or department. Example Departments include; Wet Chemistry, Metals, Microbiology, Organics, etc. In the event of a manager's absence, the Laboratory Director assumes the Manager's responsibilities. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring and providing documentation to the Quality Department that each analyst has been appropriately trained and has performed a Demonstration of Capability (DOC) initially and every 12 months;
  • Scheduling and coordination of analytical work within this department;
  • Adherence by all personnel to analytical SOPs;
  • Data review;
  • Generation of their department's SOPs;
  • Maintenance of calibration and standardization programs;
  • Use of QA/QC acceptance/rejection criteria to validate analysis;
  • Development of a preventive maintenance program;
  • Technical training of department personnel;
  • Responsible for maintaining the department's log books, calibrations charts, balance checks, and certificates of analysis.

 

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Wet Chemistry Department Manager

Krista Cohen

Krista received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (option- Biochemistry) from Millersville University. She then got her Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton. Krista has had over nine years of experience in various chemical industries.

She has been employed with Seewald Laboratories since 2013. Krista started working in the wet chemistry department as an analyst and then got promoted to department manager. She currently oversees the wet chemistry analysts and manages all wet chemistry analysis.

Each Department Manager is a full time member of the managerial staff who reports directly to the Laboratory Director. These individuals are responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and supervising all testing and analysis within a specific area or department. Example Departments include; Wet Chemistry, Metals, Microbiology, Organics, etc. In the event of a manager's absence, the Laboratory Director assumes the Manager's responsibilities. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring and providing documentation to the Quality Department that each analyst has been appropriately trained and has performed a Demonstration of Capability (DOC) initially and every 12 months;
  • Scheduling and coordination of analytical work within this department;
  • Adherence by all personnel to analytical SOPs;
  • Data review;
  • Generation of their department's SOPs;
  • Maintenance of calibration and standardization programs;
  • Use of QA/QC acceptance/rejection criteria to validate analysis;
  • Development of a preventive maintenance program;
  • Technical training of department personnel;
  • Responsible for maintaining the department's log books, calibrations charts, balance checks, and certificates of analysis.

 

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Organics Department Manager

Jamie Sauers

Jamie graduated from Edinboro University of PA and received a B.S. Degree in Chemistry (Emphasis in Biochemistry). Over the past 18 years, he has worked in the environmental, pharmaceutical, industrial, and chemical fields. These experiences have enabled Jamie to learn and perform a wide range of testing procedures relating to hands-on instrumental development, validation, calibration, and troubleshooting. Some of this instrumentation involved the use of ICP, GC, GC-MS, HPLC and Dissolution apparatus.

In his most recent position, Jamie managed the instrumental laboratory at a large, global Chemical company. This position involved daily interactions with such departments as engineering, research and development, quality control, synthesis and maintenance.

His past experiences have enabled him to prepare for the challenging and rewarding experiences ahead at Seewald Laboratories, Inc.

Each Department Manager is a full time member of the managerial staff who reports directly to the Laboratory Director. These individuals are responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and supervising all testing and analysis within a specific area or department. Example Departments include; Wet Chemistry, Metals, Microbiology, Organics, etc. In the event of a manager's absence, the Laboratory Director assumes the Manager's responsibilities. Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring and providing documentation to the Quality Department that each analyst has been appropriately trained and has performed a Demonstration of Capability (DOC) initially and every 12 months;
  • Scheduling and coordination of analytical work within this department;
  • Adherence by all personnel to analytical SOPs;
  • Data review;
  • Generation of their department's SOPs;
  • Maintenance of calibration and standardization programs;
  • Use of QA/QC acceptance/rejection criteria to validate analysis;
  • Development of a preventive maintenance program;
  • Technical training of department personnel;
  • Responsible for maintaining the department's log books, calibrations charts, balance checks, and certificates of analysis.