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ACIL is the only trade association representing the non-clinical independent testing industry. At the 81st Annual ACIL Annual Meeting, our core values of talent, technology, and growth will be at the forefront of this world class event. This event will offer participants opportunities to learn from both peers and vendors in the industry, as well as experience top-notch education to enhance business practices and laboratory operations.

At the Annual Meeting, attendees will be treated to enlightening and informative speakers, a variety of education sessions, and stellar networking opportunities throughout the event. This gathering of industry leaders with focus on realizing a healthy, safe environment for society through the application of unbiased scientific testing.

ACIL is dedicated to providing the independent testing community with advocacy, education, and alliances to enable members to better address environmental and product risks to the public. The 2018 Annual Meeting will provide attendees a special opportunity to discuss current issues and find creative solutions to better your laboratory.


Talent, Technology, Growth

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Start: October 2, 2018
End: October 5, 2018
ACIL (American Council of Independent Laboratories)

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

600 East Market Street
78205 San Antonio TX
United States

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Speakers

Griff Hall

Griff Hall
  • Griff Hall

    Workshop Title: Engagement and Culture; Empowering Your Workforce to Grow

    Description: Engagement. Culture. Growth. These three words seem to be everywhere and in every organization’s set of goals. Yet they are rarely achieved as envisioned. If you’ve ever been tapped to lead a team, department, or organization and tried to change the culture, engage your teams, and promote growth in your people you may have experienced just how involved, difficult and sometimes risky the effort truly is. Using a framework to distill evidence-based practices into actions that any team can take, learn how you can beat the odds to instill a culture of empowering your workforce to grow.


    Biography: Griff Hall has held three chief executive positions, been a commercial and social entrepreneur, and is part of an academic community studying and teaching leadership, strategy, and ethics. He has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business for 19 years, focusing on strategy, leadership, and ethics. Three years ago he led a team researching high performance cultures in the technology industry together with successful practices for large scale organizational transformation.

    Ten years ago he started a professional services firm to support private enterprise growth with practical, affordable application of leadership and strategy principles grounded in research and evidence-based practices. Working in diverse sectors like construction, healthcare, technology, hospitality & entertainment, education, and Department of Defense, the goal has been to help these organizations build self-sustaining leadership capacities and strategic capabilities for increased growth and value.

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Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson
  • Dave Sanderson

    Workshop Title: "Moments Matter"

    Description: When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life prepared him for what was about to happen.

    After the incident, the lessons and strategies that he learned throughout his life were instrumental that day and the days following. He started to realize that one can actually grow from traumatic life experiences and set out on a path to not only share the lessons from that day but practical and implementable strategies anyone can use to not only survive their “personal plane crash” moment but grow and thrive.

    In this stirring presentation, Sanderson reveals the inner strength it took to make it through the day, and how you can grow from challenges throughout your personal and business life and how resiliency, leadership, and state management can help you not only overcome any obstacle but grow and thrive!


    Biography: Dave Sanderson, a survivor of the notorious flight which crashed into the Hudson River, known as "The Miracle on the Hudson" and dramatized in the film "Sully", was named to the "Top Leadership Speakers for 2018" list by Inc.com.

    Dave was the last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, and he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing.

    Since the Miracle on the Hudson, Dave has built a career traveling the globe teaching personal leadership skills. Currently, Sanderson averages over 100 speeches a year for major corporations across the United States as well as overseas.

    In his presentations, he shares the 12 resources he and others used not only during the “Miracle on the Hudson but during his 30 years in sales and sales management, his 10 years being on and leading Tony Robbins security team and the precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash. He began his professional career in restaurant management and went on to work as a National Sales Manager for ADP, Sales Manager for PeopleSoft, Business Development Director for KPMG Consulting, Senior Vice President of Sales for Genesis 10; Application Sales Manager for Oracle, and Security Director for Robbins Research International, Inc., An Anthony Robbins Company.

    In addition, Sanderson has appeared at countless fundraisers that have raised over $12.8 million for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from one of the first persons he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey - a Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.

    In his recent book, “Moments Matter,” Sanderson discusses lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment in your life can create your lifetime of purpose. A firsthand account of his experience aboard US Airways Flight 1549 appears in the book “Bracefor Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life” by Dorothy Firman and Kevin Quirk. He has also participated in many documentaries for TruTV, BBC,NHK in Tokyoand one produced and directed by Rick Lopez, which will premiere in 2018 in addition to an upcoming episode forCaught on Camera, a British documentary series.

    His new radio show, “Moments Matter with Dave Sanderson” is on Contact Talk Radio and C-Suite Radio. Dave focuses on how the top people in their industry move from being excellent to outstanding. His Flash Daily Briefing on Alexa, an Amazon voice service,is “Dave Sanderson: Declassified” and focuses daily on one skill the top 1% in their industries used to get to where they are and “declassifies” the strategies they used.

    Sanderson was born in Peoria, Illinois, and grew up in Hillsboro, Ohio and Winchester, Virginia. His dreams of playing college football were dashed when he suffered a career-ending knee injury. He attended James Madison University and graduated with a BBA in International Business. He lives with Terri, his wife of 30 years and his four children – Chelsey, Colleen, Courtney and Chance –in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Clint Swindall

Clint Swindall
  • Clint Swindall

    Workshop Topic: "The Impact of Personal Engagement Our Daily Contribution to a Culture of Employee Engagement"

    Description: The engagement of employees continues to be a top priority for business leaders - and for good reason. Research indicates a highly engaged workforce can increase productivity, profitability, and innovation, while reducing costs associated with attracting and retaining new employees. In a nutshell, engaged employees are good for business.

    With research also showing that less than one-third of employees are truly engaged, an ongoing effort must be made to build a culture to overcome employee disengagement. While we work to engage employees, we must first consider our own level of engagement. Every day we walk through the doors of our office we are either adding to or taking away from the culture of the organization. There is no middle ground. Our personal engagement is our daily contribution to a culture of employee engagement.

    In this keynote presentation, we will take a look at personal engagement and the impact it has on the engagement of those around us. Often our biggest obstacle to building a strong culture of employee engagement is standing in our shoes. We will identify some simple steps to focus on personal leadership and discuss how small adjustments can positively impact the engagement of those around us.


    Biography: Clint is the president and CEO of Verbalocity, Inc., a personal development company with a focus on leadership enhancement. These solutions include leadership development programs, training, speaking and general consulting.

    As a professional speaker, Clint travels the world delivering high-content speeches and training in an entertaining and inspirational style to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and trade associations. His clients include 7-Eleven, American Express, BMW, Hallmark Gold Crown, Jack in the Box, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and IBM.

    Clint enjoys the challenge of enhancing employee engagement for his clients by delivering programs based on his book entitled, "Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement (John Wiley & Sons, 2007 and 2011). He recognizes that a culture of employee engagement is a two-way road, and that true engagement comes when leaders and employees are both doing their part. In addition to working with leaders to build a culture to overcome employee disengagement, Clint addresses the employee’s role in his follow-up book entitled, "Living for the Weekday: What Every Employee and Boss Needs to Know about Enjoying Work and Life" (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

    He is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation, the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform competence. Just over 10% of speakers worldwide who are a part of the Global Speakers Federation hold this designation.

    As a professional speaker, trainer and leadership consultant, he has delivered his programs throughout the United States, Canada, South America, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Bermuda, and The Bahamas.

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Jamie Hasty

Jamie Hasty
  • Jamie Hasty

    Biography: Ms. Jamie M. Hasty is a Vice President with SESCO Management Consultants, Bristol, Tennessee and Richmond, Virginia. Jamie graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.B.A in Human Resources Management. Her professional affiliations include the Society for Human Resource Management and various state Chambers of Commerce.

    Jamie is a Generalist consultant in all areas of human resource management with specialties in affirmative action, policy development, wage and hour accounting, employment regulation compliance, training and development, compensation and performance management systems, client representation with state and federal agencies like the Department of Labor, employee satisfaction assessments, executive screening and placement, and general human resources consulting. The variety of client engagements and daily interaction over the course of Jamie’s career enables her to provide practical, helpful and legal advice and support to clients in all industries throughout the country.

    She regularly conducts management training programs for clients and serves as guest speaker for state and national associations and Chambers of Commerce. Jamie is a certified trainer for Vital Learning Corporation and SESCO Leadership Institute. She is also a John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, Teacher and Speaker. Select topics of presentation include:

    - Preventing Sexual Harassment
    - Improving Employee Work Habits and Morale
    - Effective Workplace Skills
    - Being an Effective Coach
    - Supervisory courses
    - Providing Superior Customer Service
    - Human Resource Management Courses
    - Complying with Employment Regulations
    - DiSC Personality Profile
    - Managing Change
    - The Importance of Customized Employee Handbooks
    - Healthcare Reform
    - “Line of Sight” in Your Organization

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Soraya Herbert

Soraya Herbert
  • Soraya Herbert

    Biography: Soraya is a Digital Media Enthusiast with DAHLIA+ Agency, as well as a Speaker, Blogger, and Social Media Consultant. She specializes in creating and sharing stories using a multiplicity of media platforms. Soraya has worked with a wee variety of vertices, from healthcare to events, guiding individuals on how to effectively use digital media to promote and spread their story. With a background in digital and online media, Soraya is proficient with using social media platforms, photography, videography, mobile apps, digital analytics and HTML/+CSS. Soraya never stops learning and thrives in this fast-paced world, staying on top the newest trends in productivity, technology trends, and social media. Ask her all of your burning tech questions and she will surely have an answer for you.

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Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll
  • Brian Carroll

    Workshop Title: "The Devil in in the Details (or the Contract) - Practical Tips for Avoiding Killer Contractual Terms"

    Description: Contracts clauses can be claim killers on construction projects. Many will be familiar with this common scenario in the construction industry: you are confident you have a strong claim until someone throws an obscure contract clause in your face. This presentation provides practical tips on how to negotiate some of the more common—and damaging—clauses so that the risk on a construction project is more evenly distributed. It walks through the types of clauses that are restricted by law, those that are limited or impacted by law, and those that should be avoided whenever possible.

    Biography: Brian Carroll is managing partner of Sanderford & Carroll, P.C. He is board certified in construction law and serves on the committee for construction law certification with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Licensed since 2002, the primary focus of Brian's practice is upon representing contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry. In addition to earning a law degree from Baylor Law School in 2002, he holds a Bachelor's of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing a law degree, Brian worked as a design engineer for two of the preeminent civil engineering firms in the nation. He uses his knowledge of design and engineering to represent contractors and assist them in evaluating, preparing and litigating claims. In addition to serving as an advocate, Brian is also a certified mediator. His mediation practice is not limited to construction, but instead covers all manner of civil disputes. Brian was recently accepted into the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators.

    Brian's practice focuses on the representation of general contractors and subcontractors on both private and public-sector projects. Disputes typically involve performance, payment, construction defects, terminations, surety law and design. He regularly assists clients in preparing and negotiating claims, contracts and other complex agreements.

    Brian serves on the attorney’s counsel for the American Subcontractors Association as well as the Board of Directors and he was recently named a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine in 2017.

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Allen Wilson

Allen Wilson
  • Allen Wilson

    Workshop Title: "The Devil in in the Details (or the Contract) - Practical Tips for Avoiding Killer Contractual Terms"


    Description: Contracts clauses can be claim killers on construction projects. Many will be familiar with this common scenario in the construction industry: you are confident you have a strong claim until someone throws an obscure contract clause in your face. This presentation provides practical tips on how to negotiate some of the more common—and damaging—clauses so that the risk on a construction project is more evenly distributed. It walks through the types of clauses that are restricted by law, those that are limited or impacted by law, and those that should be avoided whenever possible.


    Biography: Allen Wilson is a senior associate with Sanderford & Carroll P.C. Allen was licensed in 2013, and his practice focuses on helping contractors navigate risk. Allen has represented contractors in state administrative courts, state district courts, arbitrations, federal courts, and federal administrative courts. His background includes an undergraduate degree in English and he understands that clear communication is the key to resolving a problem. Allen represents subcontractors and general contractors in all areas of construction disputes. Allen does this by drafting and negotiating construction contracts, offering advice during a project, helping contractors secure their mechanic’s lien and bond rights, and litigating a contractor’s claim. Allen has experience with a wide variety of court systems, including state and federal administrative courts, Texas district courts, and federal courts. Allen also has experience with the arbitration process. He has litigated and resolved numerous change order claims, defective work claims, delay and labor disruption claims, and lien and bond claims.

    In addition to commercial disputes, Allen also has substantial experience on public works construction projects and federal procurement claims. For instance, he has helped clients draft and litigate claims against the Texas Department of Transportation and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Additionally, Allen routinely helps clients secure liens on oil and gas projects, including pipeline and well construction projects.

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Activities

ACIL would like to invite Annual Meeting attendees to choose one of these exciting activities for Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018:

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Tom Zierenberg Memorial Golf Tournament - The Quarry Golf Club
Cost: $120, Club Rental: $50
www.quarrygolf.com


1:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Networking Tour
Cost: $75
The tour will visit the following locations:

Mission Concepción

Mission Concepcion
Visit Mission Concepcion and experience the strength of the Friars who Christianized the Indians. View the original frescos still visible within the rooms of the mission. This is the oldest stone church in our nation.

Mission San José

Mission San Jose

The finest example of a completely restored mission in the United States renowned for exquisite stone carvings including the famous Rose Window.

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens
The beautiful and architecturally unique old stone quarry, renowned for its beautiful foliage. Drive by the San Antonio Zoo one of the nation's finest zoos and Brackenridge Park.

El Mercado

Market Square
Selling colorful Mexican imports from South of the Border. Visit the many Mexican food restaurants and shop for bargains in one of the 35 shops.


EXHIBITORS

A2LA

A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training.
  • A2LA

    A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025), inspection bodies (ISO/IEC 17020), proficiency testing providers (ISO/IEC 17043), reference material producers (ISO 17034) and product certifiers (ISO/IEC 17065).

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Agilent

Agilent is your global partner for sample preparation, chromatography, mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, molecular spectroscopy, laboratory software, support, service, and supplies.
  • Agilent

    Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

    Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets, where we help our customers achieve their goals:

    Food: Agilent helps ensure that our global food supply is free of contaminants—whether chemical, viral, bacterial or microbiological. Our customers include government regulators and labs that control food safety, as well as private companies that produce, package and sell food to the public.

    Environmental and Forensics: From pesticides to pharmaceutical residues to trace metals, we provide fast, accurate and sensitive methods for monitoring contaminants affecting quality of life. Agilent solutions also play an important role in law enforcement by providing robust tools and instruments to analyze and verify evidence at trial, and keeping the world’s top-performing athletes.

    Pharmaceutical: Agilent has one of the broadest solutions portfolios of any company serving the pharmaceutical industry. Our solutions provide precise answers for every segment of the pharmaceutical industry, from disease research and drug discovery to drug development, manufacturing and quality control. The start-to-finish solution set means customers can get products to market faster. Customers trust us to help them test the purity of their therapeutics. Agilent also ensures that their instruments and processes conform to the highest compliance.

    Diagnostics: Agilent gives doctors a head start in the fight against cancer and other diseases. Our solutions help pathology laboratories deliver fast, accurate information to the doctors, hospitals and medical centers they serve. We help medical professionals make more accurate diagnoses so patients can receive the most effective therapies.

    Chemical and Energy: The world runs on energy, and energy companies need to locate, extract and refine fuels efficiently and cost-effectively. Our solutions help customers maximize their production and predict failures in their refineries before they happen. Agilent also helps energy researchers investigate biofuels, renewable fuels and other forms of alternate energy.

    Research: Most life sciences and diagnostics research is done at top-tier universities, with funding from governments around the world. Agilent is helping these researchers learn more about cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and other ailments. Our instruments, software and sample preparation solutions help scientists conduct faster, more accurate research.

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CABEM

CABEM Technologies is a custom software company that provides sophisticated products, solutions, and technology services to a discerning client base.
  • CABEM

    CABEM Technologies is a custom software company that provides sophisticated products, solutions, and technology services to a discerning client base. With expertise in custom development and cybersecurity, CABEM provides solutions to a variety of markets including academia, healthcare, government, environmental, financial, manufacturing, military, testing, and aerospace.

    Their newest product, the Competency Manager, is a performance management system that provides an enterprise framework for competency and accreditation management. It allows organizations to train individuals, identify pathways to success, and manage risk. Visit cabem.com or call (617) 244-6609 to request a free demo.

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CEM

CEM is a science based technology company that has been providing tools to simplify sample preparation for over 30 years.
  • CEM

    CEM is a science based technology company that has been providing tools to simplify sample preparation for over 30 years. The EDGE solid liquid extraction system can provide a complete extraction including cool down and filtration in approximately five minutes prior to analysis by GC or HPLC/UPLC. CEM also manufactures a complete line of microwave digestion systems to prepare samples for trace metals analysis. With our new iPrep High Performance Vessel it is now possible to digest extremely difficult matrices such as bunker oil and PET with ease.

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Elm Tree

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  • Elm Tree

    ElmTree System is the complete Business Management System for Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (CMET) and Geotechnical Engineering Firms. ElmTree System will help you manage your business with ONE system that will provide all the Solutions. For over 20 years, ElmTree System has been serving our clients a one-system solution to manage their businesses. All the steps in your workflow are completely integrated from proposal to your final invoice.

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GFS Chemicals

GFS is a specialty and fine chemicals company located in Columbus, OH.
  • GFS Chemicals

    GFS is a specialty and fine chemicals company located in Columbus, OH. Our proven technologies, technical expertise, engineering excellence and attention to detail allow us to work hand-in-hand with our customers every step of the way – from startup to commercialization.

    GFS technology and products have kept us steps ahead of the industry’s ever-changing chemical needs. GFS Chemicals began when Professor G. Frederick Smith started producing perchloric acid in a small factory in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, GFS has grown to become a leading producer of specialty chemicals with performance-proven technologies for laboratory analysis,research and development, pilot scale production, and manufacturing applications.

    MANUFACTURING

    Our state-of-the-art production facilities in Columbus, Ohio, coupled with our innovative manufacturing expertise, allow us to produce the quantity of superior-quality chemicals you need. Whether your procedures or processes call for liters, grams, kilograms or metric tons, GFS can deliver the exact quantity of chemical you need– on time, just-in-time, every time.

    QUALITY

    GFS is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company. Our quality control team guarantees product consistency from lot to lot. We guarantee our products to meet the quality standards that we publish, and ship a Certificate of Analysis and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) with every order.

    ENVIRONMENTAL & COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP

    GFS was founded on a business philosophy of community stewardship and respect for our environmental resources. As a long-standing member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) and the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, GFS is committed to conducting our business with integrity and foresight. In addition, GFS is committed to full implementation of the SOCMA ChemStewards environmental, health, safety and security management system.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

    We back up every product we sell with a responsive customer service and technical support, ready to interact and answer your questions.

    GFS Chemicals has built a world-class reputation in the manufacture of anhydrous materials for decades through continuous refinement of moisture control technologies. Our proprietary in-house drying methods have led to the development of numerous value-added anhydrous chemicals for electronics, battery, pharmaceutical and specialty applications.

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Horizon Technology, Inc

Horizon Technology is a leader in automated sample preparation systems for the analysis of semi/nonvolatile organic compounds.
  • Horizon Technology, Inc

    Horizon Technology is a leader in automated sample preparation systems for the analysis of semi/nonvolatile organic compounds. We offer both disk and cartridge-based extraction automation for a wide variety of applications including food safety, environmental, beverage, agriculture and more. Horizon Technology is now part of Biotage, which is a global life science company, offering sample preparation instruments and consumable products for a wide range of clinical, forensic and toxicological applications. Extract evaporation, drying and concentration complete the offering for both companies. Come see how our workflows make your data more reproducible and your laboratory more efficient.

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LGC

LGC is a leading global producer and distributor of reference materials. Our portfolio consists of more than 100,000 products for the pharmaceutical, environmental, food & beverage and industrial sectors.
  • LGC

    LGC Standards is a global manufacturer and distributor with a portfolio of more than 100,000 high quality certified reference materials, standards and proficiency testing products for the pharmaceutical (Mikromol™), environmental (Dr. Ehrenstorfer™), food & beverage, forensics, clinical and industrial market sectors. Our ISO accreditations include: ISO 9001, ISO 17034/ISO Guide 34, GMP/GLP, ISO 13485, ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17043. Our North American headquarters are located in Manchester, NH. Contact us: lgcusa@lgcgroup.com, 603.622.7660.

    As a designated NMI (National Measurement Institute) for chemical and bio-measurement, LGC works in partnership with governments, intermediaries and private sector organizations to address the measurement needs of key sectors including healthcare, food, environmental, security and energy. For additional information about LGC, please visit: lgcstandards.com or lgcgroup.com.

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Millipore Sigma

MilliporeSigma is committed to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community. With our combined portfolio, we strive to bring you the most innovative solutions for food and environmental testing.
  • Millipore Sigma

    MilliporeSigma is the U.S. life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. With 19,000 employees and 72 manufacturing sites worldwide, MilliporeSigma’s portfolio spans more than 300,000 products enabling scientific discovery. MilliporeSigma has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. More than one million scientists and technologists use its products. The company is committed to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community. With our combined portfolio, we strive to bring you the most innovative solutions for food and environmental testing.

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OI Analytical

​OI Analytical has been a trusted source of instrumentation for chemical analysis since 1971.
  • OI Analytical

    OI Analytical has been a trusted source of instrumentation for chemical analysis since 1971. We supply laboratories with selective GC detectors, custom GC/GC-MS systems, Purge-and-Trap sample concentrators and autosamplers for VOC analysis, TOC analyzers, and automated chemistry analyzers for analysis of nutrient pollutants and cyanide.

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Pace Analytical

Pace Analytical Services, LLC is a privately held sampling and analytical testing firm operating one of the largest full service commercial contract laboratory networks in the nation.
  • Pace Analytical

    Pace Analytical Services, LLC is a privately held sampling and analytical testing firm operating one of the largest full service commercial contract laboratory networks in the nation, providing project support for thousands of industry, consulting, engineering and government professionals. From our investment in laboratory facilities, technology, training and personnel to our extensive experience in environmental testing—we are dedicated to providing consistent, reliable analytical services and legally defensible test data for our clients.

    Our Environmental Testing laboratories offer inorganic, organic and radiochemistry capabilities; specializing in the analysis of trace level contaminants in air, water, wastewater, soil, biota and waste. Our Life Sciences GMP laboratories provide analytical support for raw material, finished product, method development and validation for R&D, clinical and commercial activities. Our LabOps Division provides professional scientific staffing accommodating full outsourcing or augmentation of staff at a client’s onsite location and staffing options for various industries, including research and development organizations.

    Our clients can be confident that we operate in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner, adhering to the most rigorous environmental protocols, compliance and requirements. Most Pace labs are NELAP accredited excluding Columbus and Raleigh. Both Pace Analytical Life Sciences operations are FDA registered, DEA registered (Class II - V) and GMP compliant. Pace Analytical Life Sciences (Oakdale site) and the Metrology Operations of the LabOps Division are ISO 17025 accredited. The LabOps

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Perkin Elmer

PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovations in the analytical sciences helping our customers be successful and grow. We are proud to help many industries meet and exceed their potential.
  • Perkin Elmer

    PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovations in the analytical sciences helping our customers be successful and grow. We are proud to help many industries meet and exceed their potential via our partnership including Industrial, Energy, Environmental and Food. Our dedicated team of 8,000 employees worldwide are passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues especially impacting analytical solutions markets. Our innovative research team in Shelton, CT and our sales, service and field application scientist team have a team approach for customer satisfaction, success and growth. Our goal with our team approach, research and implementation, means a successful, happy, prosperous long-lasting relationship for all.

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Phenemonex

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, government and academic laboratories.
  • Phenemonex

    Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to disease diagnosis, food safety to environmental analysis,

    Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. Core technologies include products for liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation; bulk purification chromatographic media; and chromatography accessories and equipment.


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Pickering Labs

Pickering Laboratories, Inc. manufactures products for both analytical laboratories and consumer product testing laboratories.
  • Pickering Labs

    Application-Specific Analytical Products:

    Our analytical columns, high-purity reagents and post-column derivatization instruments pair with any manufacturer’s HPLC to enable specialized application analysis. Some of our more popular applications include: Amino Acids, Carbamates, Glyphosate, Aminoglycoside Antibiotics, Polyether Antibiotics, Biogenic Amines, Aflatoxins and Paralytic Shellfish Toxins. Analytical reagents and eluents are prepared according to official AOAC, EPA and FDA methods.

    Pickering's post-column derivatization instruments connect to virtually any HPLC and can be easily configured to detect a wide range of compounds with high sensitivity and specificity.

    Consumer Product Testing Solutions:

    Pickering Laboratories’ artificial body fluids are made to official product testing specifications from AATCC, ISO, DIN, BS, EN and other worldwide standards organizations. They are used for product development, quality testing and research applications.

    Our analytical chemistry expertise and quality manufacturing ensure outstanding batch reproducibility and precise formulations. Custom formulations are also routinely produced with the same guarantee of precision and reproducibility. Please inquire with your request.

    Chief Chromatographic Applications Supported:

    Glyphosate herbicide

    Carbamate pesticides

    Biogenic amines

    Amino Acids analysis

    Antioxidants

    Polyether antibiotics

    • Mycotoxins

    Markets Served

    Pickering Laboratories designs, manufactures and sells specialized analytical instrumentation and chemistry for the environmental, pharmaceutical, food testing, clinical and cosmetics industries, as well as biochemical laboratory markets.

    Additionally, Pickering Laboratories provides testing solutions for consumer product testing facilities, the textile industry and electronics manufacturers around the world.

    An extensive network of distributors represents Pickering Laboratories products worldwide and can be found on our webpage.

    Facilities

    Our Mountain View, California, headquarters includes research and development, manufacturing, technical support, training, administration, and customer service.

    Products are manufactured in accordance with specified quality-control guidance and a certificate of analysis is provided for all chemistry products.

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Promium LLC

Promium is a leading provider of environmental information management software for organizations that perform testing of soil, water, air, food, and cannabis.

  • Promium LLC

    Promium is exclusively dedicated to providing information management solutions to organizations that perform analytical testing of soil, water, air, cannabis, and food. Whether collecting samples, performing testing, or analyzing and reporting results, we understand your workflow and business needs. Our products and services focus on environmental science and include Element LIMS® laboratory information management, EnviroChain® online sample submission (CoC), and DataConcourse® environmental data management (EDMS). Our goal and our commitment remain unchanged from our founding—to provide you with solutions that are intuitive, affordable and that improve the performance of your organization.

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Restek

Chromatography is what we do and who we are. We are an independent, international team of employee-owners serving analysts with unrivaled Plus 1 service, applications, and expertise.
  • Restek

    Chromatography is what Restek does, and chromatography is who we are. We are an independent, international, and diverse team of employee-owners not bound to a specific brand of instrument or geographic region. We live and breathe phase chemistry, peak separations, resolution, and inertness because while chromatography may be a necessary tool in your busi­ness, it is our business. And it is a business that we directly serve across 100+ countries and six continents with unrivaled Plus 1 service, applications, and expertise.

    From LC and GC columns to sample preparation, reference standards to accessories, Restek is your first and best choice for chro­matography.

    Restek is Pure Chromatography.

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SEAL Analytical

SEAL Analytical is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete and continuous flow analyzers as well as sample preparation, digestion and robotic handling systems.
  • SEAL Analytical

    We are the global leader in the manufacture and support of Discrete and Continuous Flow automated wet chemistry analyzers including block digestion and other sample preparation systems for water, wastewater, seawater, agriculture, tobacco and other markets. We guarantee a choice of ideal solutions to scientists looking for greater productivity in their laboratory.

    SEAL continually develops its world-class products based on customer feedback and trends in contemporary laboratory operation. Building on decades of experience, the AA500 is the latest generation of world-class AutoAnalyzers. Our family of Discrete Analyzers (AQ270, AQ300 and AQ400) offers flexibility for varying throughputs and parameters. The BD50/28 & DEENA block digestion systems ensure uniform treatment and heating for TKN/TP or metals analysis. Our new MiniLab Series of robotic handling systems offers automation of BOD, COD, ISE, pH and more.

    Offering genuine spare parts and consumables, full on- or off-site repair services, dedicated technical support via phone and email, training courses and a comprehensive list of support contracts, we focus on what is important to us – you!

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Skalar Labs

Skalar manufacturers automated analyzers for routine environmental regulatory testing.
  • Skalar Labs

    Skalar Chemistry Automation

    Skalar manufactures a range of automated chemistry analysers i.e. for the environmental, pharmaceutical, agricultural, detergent, food and beverage laboratory. Skalar analysers meet the highest quality standards and have proven to be the most reliable and economical choice in today's modern routine laboratory.

    Skalar San++ Continuous Flow Analyzer

    The San++ Automated Wet Chemistry Analyzer also known as Continuous Flow Analyser has been designed as a modular system to meet the needs of laboratories which process a few samples or large volumes of samples. Based on the Continuous Flow Analysis (CFA) or also called Segmented Flow Analysis (SFA) technique, up to 16 analytical measurements can be made on a single sample simultaneously. With the addition of rinsing valves and software the San++ system can automate; start-up, shut-down, dilutions, reruns, clean-up, and raw data storage

    Skalar San++ Analyzer for Cyanide Determination

    Cyanide can be present as a contaminant of water and soil. Cyanides are introduced in the environment from several sources. They are produced by a wide variety of micro organisms including fungi, bacteria and algae. Furthermore 800 species of plants are known to synthesize cyanide, mainly in the form of cyanogenic glucosides. The risk for the occurrence of adverse effects on human health and the environment strongly depends on the form in which cyanide is present. The San++ Analyzer is ideal for this application

    Skalar SP Series Robotic Analyzers

    Skalar’s Robotic Analyzers offer a flexible and affordable automation solution to all routine analytical laboratories. Automation is available for BOD, COD, pH, Conductivity (EC), Alkalinity, Carbonate/Bicarbonate, Turbidity, Color, Ion Selective Electrodes (ISE) applications, Clay fraction analysis and custom-made applications

    Formacs Series Total Organic Carbon & Total Nitrogen Analyzers

    The Formacs Series Total Organic Carbon / Total Nitrogen analyzers offer the perfect solution when there is a need for rapid and reliable tests for carbon and/or nitrogen in samples coming from a variety of natural, domestic and industrial sources. A choice of analyzers is available offering the High Temperature Combustion technique or the UV-promoted persulfate digestion methodology Skalar Formacs TOC/TN

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SPEX Certiprep

Manufacturer of Inorganic and Organic Certified Reference Materials
  • SPEX Certiprep

    We have been servicing the scientific community since 1954. We are a leading manufacturer of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) and Calibration Standards for Analytical Spectroscopy and Chromatography. We offer a full range of Inorganic and Organic CRMs. We are certified by DQS to ISO 9001:2015 and are proud to be accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 17034:2016. The scope of our accreditation is the most comprehensive in the industry and encompasses all our manufactured products.

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Teledyne

Teledyne Advanced Chemistry Systems (TACS) is a market-leading group of Teledyne companies supplying automation and sample prep instrumentation for the analytical chemistry market.
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  • Teledyne

    Teledyne Advanced Chemistry Systems (TACS) is a market-leading group of Teledyne companies supplying automation and sample prep instrumentation for the analytical chemistry market. The group consists of Teledyne CETAC Technologies, Teledyne Hastings Instruments, Teledyne Leeman Labs and Teledyne Tekmar.

    TACS’ product lines include the following: Single Element Analyzers (such as Mercury and Total Organic Carbon (TOC), ICP-OES Instruments, Vacuum and Flow products, Purge and Trap Systems for VOC analysis, Laser Ablation systems and an Automated QuEChERS Sample Prep Workstation for SVOC analysis.

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ThermoFisher

ThermoFisher Scientific Inc.’s mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
  • ThermoFisher

    ThermoFisher Scientific Inc.’s mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

    Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer acombination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

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Waters

For over 50 years, Waters has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Waters

    Waters Corp., a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, holds worldwide leading positions in complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, rheometry and microcalorimetry. These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the estimated $20 - $25 billion worldwide analytical instrumentation market.

    Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells and services ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry (MS) systems, thermal analysis and rheometry instruments.

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PACE ANALYTICAL

Pace Analytical Services, LLC is a privately held sampling and analytical testing firm operating one of the largest full service commercial contract laboratory networks in the nation, providing project support in the areas of environmental sciences, life
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  • PACE ANALYTICAL

    Pace Analytical Services, LLC is a privately held sampling and analytical testing firm operating one of the largest full service commercial contract laboratory networks in the nation, providing project support for thousands of industry, consulting, engineering and government professionals. From our investment in laboratory facilities, technology, training and personnel to our extensive experience in environmental testing—we are dedicated to providing consistent, reliable analytical services and legally defensible test data for our clients.

    Our Environmental Testing laboratories offer inorganic, organic and radiochemistry capabilities; specializing in the analysis of trace level contaminants in air, water, wastewater, soil, biota and waste. Our Life Sciences GMP laboratories provide analytical support for raw material, finished product, method development and validation for R&D, clinical and commercial activities. Our LabOps Division provides professional scientific staffing accommodating full outsourcing or augmentation of staff at a client’s onsite location and staffing options for various industries, including research and development organizations.

    Our clients can be confident that we operate in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner, adhering to the most rigorous environmental protocols, compliance and requirements. Most Pace labs are NELAP accredited excluding Columbus and Raleigh. Both Pace Analytical Life Sciences operations are FDA registered, DEA registered (Class II - V) and GMP compliant. Pace Analytical Life Sciences (Oakdale site) and the Metrology Operations of the LabOps Division are ISO 17025 accredited. The LabOps

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RESTEK

Restek is a leading developer and manufacturer of chromatography columns and accessories. We provide analysts around the world with the innovative tools they need to monitor the quality of air, water, soil, foods, pharmaceuticals, chemical, and petroleum
  • RESTEK

    Restek is a leading developer and manufacturer of chromatography columns and accessories. We provide analysts around the world with the innovative tools they need to monitor the quality of air, water, soil, foods, pharmaceuticals, chemical, and petroleum products.

    Our reputation for Plus 1 customer service and quality, innovative products is world-renowned. Plus 1 customer service means every Restek employee will work hard to exceed your expectations in helpfulness and courtesy.

    Restek is an independent company in which all employees share ownership through our employee stock ownership plan. Every employee deeply cares about your satisfaction and appreciates your loyalty every time you choose a Restek product. Since 1985, we have consistently improved our quality and our customer service, and we have developed innovative products that make your job easier. Thank you for playing a key role in Turning our Visions into Reality.

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LGC

LGC is a leading global producer and distributor of reference materials. Our portfolio consists of more than 100,000 products for the pharmaceutical, environmental, food & beverage and industrial sectors.
  • LGC

    LGC Standards is a global manufacturer and distributor with a portfolio of more than 100,000 high quality certified reference materials, standards and proficiency testing products for the pharmaceutical (Mikromol™), environmental (Dr. Ehrenstorfer™), food & beverage, forensics, clinical and industrial market sectors. Our ISO accreditations include: ISO 9001, ISO 17034/ISO Guide 34, GMP/GLP, ISO 13485, ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17043. Our North American headquarters are located in Manchester, NH. Contact us: lgcusa@lgcgroup.com, 603.622.7660.

    As a designated NMI (National Measurement Institute) for chemical and bio-measurement, LGC works in partnership with governments, intermediaries and private sector organizations to address the measurement needs of key sectors including healthcare, food, environmental, security and energy. For additional information about LGC, please visit: lgcstandards.com or lgcgroup.com.

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Waters

For over 50 years, Waters has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Waters

    Waters Corp., a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, holds worldwide leading positions in complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, rheometry and microcalorimetry. These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the estimated $20 - $25 billion worldwide analytical instrumentation market.

    Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells and services ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry (MS) systems, thermal analysis and rheometry instruments.

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Agilent

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek.
  • Agilent

    Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

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ThermoFisher

ThermoFisher Scientific's mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
  • ThermoFisher

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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Perkin Elmer

With Innovative Thinking, We Are Changing Things For The Better
  • Perkin Elmer

    Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

    With over 11,400 employees around the globe, we pioneer scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers make a profound impact on the world. We provide support with advanced services to ensure optimal operations.

    In many industries, in more countries, we are committed to providing innovative solutions and forging progressive partnerships for a safer, healthier world. And it's all for the better - as you might imagine.

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REGISTRATION /EXHIBIT/SPONSOR INFO

2018 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION RATES

*All exhibitor and sponsorship fees will be processed using the "register" button on the event site

Member Registration - $749
2nd attendee member - $599

Non-Member - $999
2nd Attendee Non-Member - $899

Retired Member - $399
Past President - $549
Spouse/Guest - $499

Member Exhibitor (L1) - $1,200
Member Exhibitor (L2) - $749

Non-Member Exhibitor (L1) - $1,750*
Non-Member Exhibitor (L2) - $5,250*
*Includes membership

Notes:
Exhibitor fee includes one full conference registrations. Additional registrants will registered as 2nd attendee rate.
After the Early Bird date of 9/7/2018 the prices will increase $200.

2018 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Guide

OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Tom Zierenberg Golf Tournament - $120
Networking Tour - $75
Welcome Reception at the Alamo - $75
Annual Dinner and Banquet - $125

2018 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Guide