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ACIL is the only trade association representing the non-clinical independent testing industry. At the 82nd 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 2019 Annual Meeting will provide attendees a special opportunity to discuss current issues and find creative solutions to better your laboratory.


Talent, Technology, Growth

Details

Start: October 8, 2019
End: October 10, 2019
ACIL (American Council of Independent Laboratories)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown, 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, USA

4th Avenue North 315
37219 Nashville TN
United States

Related documents

  • 2019-updated-acil-annual-meeting-exhibitor-guide.pdf
  • acil-2019-annual-meeting-final-program-guide.pdf

Speakers

Jason Greer

"Diversity and the Brain: What's Your Story?"
Jason Greer
  • Jason Greer

    Presentation: 

    DIVERSITY & THE BRAIN: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

    The Diversity & The Brain: What’s Your Story? Presentation is all about removing the stigma associated with Diversity and teaching people to embrace our commonalities without focusing unnecessary attention on our differences.

    By tapping into our internal “stories” we begin to understand how to look beyond surface level details such as color, gender, sexual orientation, etc. By focusing in on breaking down the proverbial walls that separate us, companies and organizations will realize a greater sense of relatedness and productivity among the work force.

    Jason Greer’s approach to diversity training has been described as a "complete breath of fresh air" because he expands the conversation about diversity. He inspires and challenges the audience in such a way that people walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of our commonalities. Jason digs deep below the surface of the issues, exploring how the human brain comes pre-hardwired to send cautionary alerts when faced with input from "others" that are not like us. Then he demonstrates how “brain chemistry isn’t destiny,” and leaves his audience with actionable steps to achieve their personal and corporate goals.

    Speaker Biography:

    Jason Greer is Founder and President of Greer Consulting, Inc. (GCI), a Labor Management and Employee Relations Consulting firm located in St Louis.

    Jason is the "Go To" Diversity Expert for WTOP Radio in Washington DC and a trusted source in the latest race and labor relations news for media across the country, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and FOX News Radio. He provides insight into breaking stories such as the Charleston church shooting, Ferguson, national work stoppages and more.
    Highly rated CBS, ABC, and iHeart Media Network stations in top markets including New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, DC and Atlanta have all called upon Jason Greer’s expertise, not to mention the national Westwood One and SiriusXM Radio Networks.
    In addition to his work as a National Media Expert, Jason Greer is also a #1 Amazon.com Best Selling Author for the book People Matter Most.
    Jason Greer’s educational background includes:
    • Bachelors in Social Work and Social Psychology (BSW) from Valparaiso University, Indiana (Cum Laude)
    •  Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Washington University, St. Louis (Valedictorian)
    •  Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    • Advanced Certificate in Business Administration from The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    Jason Greer is widely known for his work in the area of racial reconciliation based upon his experiences as a victim of cross burnings and racial harassment by the Knights of Ku Klux Klan. This story and the resulting lessons have been given new perspective in his keynote, Diversity and The Brain: What’s Your Story?, wherein he champions and celebrates diversity as a means of overcoming barriers to success and experiencing the best that an organization and/or community has to offer.


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Bernard Baumohl

"The Economic & Geopolitical Outlook: What Are the Risks and Opportunities Ahead?"
Bernard Baumohl
  • Bernard Baumohl
    Presentation: "The Economic & Geopolitical Outlook: What Are the Risks and Opportunities Ahead?"
    Rarely have business leaders and consumers confronted so much uncertainty about the future. Simply put, we live in a crisis-prone global economy. There is political paralysis in Washington, an on-going trade war, supply chain disruptions, economic distress in Europe, dangerous conflicts in the Middle East and rising tensions in the South China Sea. You can almost hear the geopolitical pot boiling furiously. Yet the sobering fact is corporate managers and investors still need to make decisions --- and be able to justify them! Mr. Baumohl tackles all the key issues. Using facts and humor, he presents a compelling and politically unbiased assessment of current and future business conditions.

    Topics will include:

    • What changes can we expect from trade policies, supply chains, the housing market and infrastructure?

    • How strong will consumer and business spending be?
    • What is the path of interest rates, inflation and oil prices?
    • Who will be the leaders and laggards in the world economy?
    • Which economic and geopolitical risks pose the greatest danger to business?
    • What actions can companies take to protect against such shocks?

    Speaker Biography:

    Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. The Wall Street Journal ranked him as the most accurate economic forecaster for 2018.
    Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing in international affairs and national security. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monitor the global economy and develop forecasts. Mr. Baumohl was also an award-winning economics reporter with TIME magazine who covered the White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street.
    A sought out international speaker, he frequently makes keynote presentations before conferences, workshops and legislatures on the latest economic and geopolitical outlook. In additional to his current post as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl is on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance, where he conducts seminars on how forward-looking economic indicators can help business leaders better foresee turning points in the economy. He has also previously lectured at NYU and Florida Gulf Coast University.
    Mr. Baumohl is a member of the monthly Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel and his projections on the economy and geopolitical trends are frequently cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Financial Times, and on National Public Radio. He also served as a regular commentator on TV's Nightly Business Report.
    Mr. Baumohl is author of The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities (Pearson Education). The best-selling book is in its 3rd edition and has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and German.
    He is also a recipient of the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, and is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association. Mr. Baumohl has a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Economics from Columbia University.


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Annie Carter

"Process Improvement for the Lab; Leveraging LEAN Principles to Drive Efficiencies and Productivity"
Annie Carter
  • Annie Carter

    Presentation: Process Improvement for the Lab: Leveraging LEAN Principles to Drive Efficiencies and Productivity

    This interactive workshop will enable participants to learn process improvement best practices from their peer group by sharing what has and hasn’t worked, learn basic LEAN principles, and learn how LEAN principles can be implemented in a lab environment


    Speaker Biography

    Annie joined Brooks Applied Labs in 2004. She has held a variety of roles including analyst, group leader, instrumentation installation and support, lab manager, and her current position as Vice President. She has extensive practical laboratory experience and has developed and modified numerous methods for use in the lab and presented her work at a variety of conferences. She has been key in the installation and maintenance of specialized analytical instrumentation and oversees the training and management of BAL’s diverse staff.

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Kelly Cravenor

"Process Improvement for the Lab; Leveraging LEAN Principles to Drive Efficiencies and Productivity"
Kelly Cravenor
  • Kelly Cravenor

    Presentation: Process Improvement for the Lab: Leveraging LEAN Principles to Drive Efficiencies and Productivity

    This interactive workshop will enable participants to learn process improvement best practices from their peer group by sharing what has and hasn’t worked, learn basic LEAN principles, and learn how LEAN principles can be implemented in a lab environment

    Speaker Biography: 

    Kelly Cravenor is the Vice President of EST Analytical.  Kelly leads the strategic planning and operational business actions for EST analytical, a global manufacturer of analytical instruments with offices in the United States, Netherlands, and China.

    Prior to EST analytical, Kelly served in senior management roles at Procter & Gamble managing cross functional initiatives globally including Marketing, Operations, Human Resources, and Business Development.  He serves on the board for the Exodus Experience, an organization focused on minority youth growth and education and as a contributor for the Job Search Focus Group (JSFG) both non-profit organizations in the greater Cincinnati area. 

    Kelly currently serves on the ESS Executive Committee for ACIL.


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Jake Vanderboom

"Process Improvement for the Lab; Leveraging LEAN Principles to Drive Efficiencies and Productivity"
Jake Vanderboom
  • Jake Vanderboom
    Jake Vanderboom joined Pace Analytical in 2012.  He has served as Account Executive in Pace’s Life Sciences division, and previously directed the company’s strategic growth efforts.  Since 2016, he has led the company’s Lean initiative, and is now applying Lean operating concepts to improve the customer experience.  Jake received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
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Warren Quinn

“Building a Modern Workplace: Employee Performance and the Coaching Habit”

Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”
Warren Quinn
  • Warren Quinn

    “Building a Modern Workplace:  Employee Performance and the Coaching Habit”

    Your organization is likely struggling with how best to respond to a labor market that no longer supports old-school “command and control” cultures and demands that you meet the individual needs of your employees.  You may believe that it’s just not possible to “coddle” an employee and also get “peak performance” from them, but it’s clear that “because I said so and I pay you” is no longer a sufficient inducer of loyalty or productivity - and you need to figure this out.

     In this interactive, “no PowerPoint” session, you will learn:

    • How the “Millennial Message” is permeating every level and every generation in your workforce, and what that means to you and your business
    • Why the traditional goal of “work-life balance” is being replaced by “purposeful work,” and how to unlock the talents and commitment of your employees
    • What employees expect (need) from employers in exchange for their loyalty and productivity
    • Why focusing on “goals” or “values” is not as effective as focusing on “behaviors” instead
    • Why “power and authority” no longer flow from traditional sources, like position, age, tenure, or gender . . . and what has replaced them so that work gets done and the organization succeeds
    • The basic coaching “habits” and what you and your organization need to do before you can coach anyone else

    Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”

    Culture is the hottest topic these days, and it sounds wonderful, but does all of the “touchy-feely” stuff really help your organization reach its financial and growth goals?  And if leaders spend a ton of time on "culture," how do they get stuff done?

    This “hybrid” workshop/panel discussion will be moderated by Warren Quinn, CEO of HUMANS AT WORK, and will feature four leaders of independent labs who are working on, and struggling with, these issues.


    Speaker Biography:

    Warren Quinn is the CEO of HUMANS AT WORK, providing private executive advisory, organization development consulting, and INSIGHT Leadership Group facilitation.  He is the Executive Director of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) of Baltimore, and is a Certified Practitioner for The Leadership Circle 360 Profile™.  As a volunteer, Mr. Quinn is a dedicated blood donor and is President of The Initiative Baltimore, a 501(c)(3) organization that strives to inspire young men to lead their communities through civic engagement, community development and political leadership.  As a speaker, Warren focuses on the business owner’s need to develop a new skillset to transition to the next phase of their lives and how positive human relationships in the work environment contribute to business success.

    After starting his career in the landscape construction trade following his undergraduate work in Political Science at Hampden-Sydney College, Warren received his Doctor of Law (JD) degree from Emory University and practiced general corporate law for several years. He then spent 18 years at the American Nursery & Landscape Association learning non-profit best practices from his mentors and peers in the association executive profession. While with ANLA, he led the development and delivery of elite education and business services to over 1,700 closely-held companies and mentored the leadership development of the CEOs, presidents, and owners of those firms. Starting in 2013, when ANLA merged with another organization and moved its headquarters to Ohio, Mr. Quinn began his executive leadership coaching practice, including two years as a Vistage Chair.
    In the non-profit sector, Warren is a merger specialist and is recognized for his work in developing and maintaining the association management “body of knowledge” through his service for several years writing exam questions as a member and chair of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) Item-writing Committee and serving as a member of the CAE Commission and the CAE Appeals Committee, and through his presentations as a speaker at ASAE educational events.
    His unique journey, combining executive and hands-on operational experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, in addition to his legal background, informs a powerful approach to leadership and organization development.


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Michelle Briscoe

Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”
Michelle Briscoe
  • Michelle Briscoe

    Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”

    Culture is the hottest topic these days, and it sounds wonderful, but does all of the “touchy-feely” stuff really help your organization reach its financial and growth goals?  And if leaders spend a ton of time on "culture," how do they get stuff done?

    This “hybrid” workshop/panel discussion will be moderated by Warren Quinn, CEO of HUMANS AT WORK, and will feature four leaders of independent labs who are working on, and struggling with, these issues.

    Speaker Biography:

    Michelle Briscoe is the President/CEO of Brooks Applied Labs, a specialty analytical chemistry laboratory located in the Seattle area that specializes in analytical services and consulting related to metals and metals and speciation, serving the environmental, food/supplement, pharmaceutical, and biomedical testing sectors. In this role, she is responsible for all business operations, including laboratory services, research and development, quality assurance, customer service, finances, and business development. For over 27 years, Ms. Briscoe has been involved in the analysis and method development for trace metals and metals speciation, including 18 years at the Vice President or C-suite level. Ms. Briscoe is a graduate of Western Oregon University, where she earned a BS degree in Chemistry and Physics.
    Ms. Briscoe has been an active member of ACIL since 2013, participating in both the ESS and the FSS sections. She is currently the co-chair of the ESS, the chair of the Business Practices Forum steering committee (which supports the needs to small business ACIL members), and a member of the ACIL Board of Directors.
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Jim Kuhn

Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”
Jim Kuhn
  • Jim Kuhn

    Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”

    Culture is the hottest topic these days, and it sounds wonderful, but does all of the “touchy-feely” stuff really help your organization reach its financial and growth goals?  And if leaders spend a ton of time on "culture," how do they get stuff done?

    This “hybrid” workshop/panel discussion will be moderated by Warren Quinn, CEO of HUMANS AT WORK, and will feature four leaders of independent labs who are working on, and struggling with, these issues.

    Speaker Biography:

    James J. Kuhn, P.E., is the President of both Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited and ATL Engineering, P.C. He has over 25 years experience in construction materials engineering and testing, geotechnical engineering, subsurface investigations, landfill construction, and concrete mix designs. 
    Jim received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in 1994, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. He is responsible for monitoring and managing the daily operations of a ten office corporation, with primary responsibility of strategic planning and engineering oversight. 
    Jim is very active in many professional organizations related to engineering and materials testing. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Council of Independent Laboratories, and President of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. Additionally, he plays an active role with NorthEast Transportation Technician Certification Program, Foundation for Engineering Education, Practicing Institute of Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Concrete Institute. 
    Jim resides in Clifton Park, New York with his wife Shannon and their two sons, Larry and Nate. 


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Daniel Prince

Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”
Daniel Prince
  • Daniel Prince

    Culture Panel - “How Corporate Culture Drives Growth”

    Culture is the hottest topic these days, and it sounds wonderful, but does all of the “touchy-feely” stuff really help your organization reach its financial and growth goals?  And if leaders spend a ton of time on "culture," how do they get stuff done?

    This “hybrid” workshop/panel discussion will be moderated by Warren Quinn, CEO of HUMANS AT WORK, and will feature four leaders of independent labs who are working on, and struggling with, these issues.

    Speaker Biography:

    Dr. Daniel Prince has about 35 years’ experience in industrial biology with emphasis on compendial microbiology validation including sterilization by Steam, Irradiation, ETO, and Dry heat. His newest venture is as CEO of Prince Sterilization Services.  He also is the second generation owner of Gibraltar Laboratories founded in 1970 and is especially proud of its very strong record of regulatory compliance and audit inspections by the FDA and its customers. Gibraltar is a contract research and testing laboratory with a very broad scope of scientific services.  His laboratory has helped guide many ethical drugs and consumer products through FDA approval and further helped those companies with substantiated marketing claims. 

    He has a Bachelor’s degree from Clark University, a Master’s of Science in microbiology from Rutgers Univer­sity and a joint Ph.D. in molecular biology from University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and Rutgers University. Throughout his life he always has been engaged as a leader in organizations, talent recognition- development, culture, boards and sports team. He has carefully guided Gibraltar from a small family business to a mid-sized company concentrating on innovation and excellence through a culture of team, learning, excellence, respect and growth. Recently he sold a majority stake of Gibraltar to Sotera Health and serves as Chief Scientific Officer. 

    Outside of work his passions are his family, tennis, NJ Devils Hockey and learning new things. He is happily married to his wife Mercy and loves spending time with her at work and at home and he is very proud of his children, Jason, Derek and Kelly. He owes much of his success to his parents Dr. Herbert and Leah Prince.

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Activities

ACIL would like to invite Annual Meeting attendees to choose one of these exciting activities for Wednesday, October 9TH, 2019:

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Tom Zierenberg Memorial Golf Tournament - Hermitage Golf Course
Cost: $150, Club Rental: $50

Experience Nashville's best golf courses at the Hermitage. Immaculately manicured, world class golf courses. Big horn sheep roam the course as you play. You will play on the beautiful President’s Reserve Course while spending quality time with your peers.

www.hermitagegolf.com


1:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Networking Activity
Cost: $100

BBQ, Beer, and Bourbon - Nashville Adventure

Learn the stories behind three of Nashville’s most popular food and drink destinations!
You’ll go behind the scenes to get a taste of the best the Music City has to offer. Sip a frosty seasonal pint at local craft brewery Bearded Iris Brewing while relaxing in their taproom. This new Nashville beer maker has been named one of USA Today’s “10 Best New Breweries,” was on Food & Wine’s list of “Best Craft Breweries 2018” and has one of Men’s Journal’s “50 Best Craft Beers In America!”
Immerse yourself in culinary tradition at Edley’s Bar-B-Que sampling a flight of house smoked meats paired with three Tennessee whiskeys. Go straight to the good stuff learning about barbecue techniques and sampling housemade staples. And sample Nashville’s best selling bourbon along with other award winning whiskeys after your in-depth tour at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, the home of Belle Meade Bourbon.

ACIL WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANNUAL MEETING
ATTENDEE'S spouses & guests to join us on
Thursday, OCTOBER 10TH, 2019:


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Spouse Tour
Cost: $40

In the comfort of a private, chauffeur driven vehicle you'll be guided around Nashville offering a tour of downtown, Music Row and the West End areas seeing the points of interest and hearing great stories about them. Because this is a personalized tour, you'll be able to get your driver to move at your pace and stop when you'd like and make any kind of detours you wish. Don't take too long in one spot though because following your overview tour, your driver will be taking you to the historic 12 South neighborhood for some leisurely shopping in Nashville's highest concentration of boutique shopping including Reese Witherspoon's Draper James shop, the world renowned denim shop Imogene + Willie, and Whites Merchantile just to name a few. Following your excursion, you'll be delivered safely back to the comfort of your hotel.

Presentations

Cannabis Working Group Legislative Update

Keynote: The Economic and Geopolitical Outlook: What Are the Risks and Opportunities Ahead

Diversity and the Brain: What's Your Story

Process Improvement for the Lab Presentation

EXHIBITORS

A2LA

A2LA is an internationally recognized accreditation body, whose primary mission is to provide comprehensive accreditation services.
  • www.a2la.org
  • A2LA

    A2LA is an internationally recognized accreditation body, whose primary mission is to provide comprehensive accreditation  services for laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference materials producers and product certification bodies.  Assessments are conducted using international standards and field specific technical requirements.


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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.
  • www.agilent.com
  • Agilent

    Agilent Technologies leads the industry with robust, reliable instruments that provide the ability to analyze, confirm and quantify substances of interest. Our workflow solutions enable you to maintain stringent practices from sample preparation, through analysis, to final report. When combined with our informatics architecture, large quantities of data can be managed while preserving the integrity and security of the results. Agilent offers a complete line of GC, LC, MS and Spectroscopy instruments and technologies, as well as the related consumables, support and services.  For more information visit our website – www.agilent.com

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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.
  • www.cem.org
  • 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 System


ElmTree System is complete business management system designed for engineering labs that test construction materials. Customized, comprehensive, and easy to use.

Environmental Sampling Supply

ESS is the leading provider of Certified Clean and PrePreserved® sample containers to the Environmental/Analytical industry.
  • www.essvial.com
  • Environmental Sampling Supply

    ESS is the leading provider of Certified Clean and PrePreserved® sample containers to the Environmental/Analytical industry.

    We provide glass and plastic containers, EPA Vials, Tedlar Bags, 5035 Soil Sampling products, TOC Vials, Bacti Bottles.

    We offer our unique line of HDPE bottles- Cap Sure ™ that are leak-proof and economical.

    We are the leader in container preservation which includes UCMR 4 methods and PFA’s methods.

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EST Analytical

EST Analytical is a global manufacturer, distributor and service provider of analytical instruments and lab equipment.
  • estanalytical.com
  • EST Analytical

    EST Analytical is a global manufacturer, distributor and service provider of analytical instruments and lab equipment. EST is located in Cincinnati, OH with offices and manufacturing in Beijing and Rotterdam.   We are an ISO certified manufacturer ensuring high quality instrument design and development.  We provide full service, support and parts.   Our field service engineers are highly-skilled chemists that provide support and 48-hour onsite service responsiveness that is superlative and the envy of our competitors. Times have changed, see why EST analytical is better!

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GFS Chemicals

GFS Chemicals is a US based manufacturer of specialty and fine chemicals serving customers worldwide since 1928.
  • www.gfschemicals.com
  • GFS Chemicals

    GFS Chemicals is a Columbus, OH, USA based manufacturer of specialty and fine chemicals serving customers worldwide since 1928. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer, GFS’ capability to produce specialty alkynes and olefins, pharmaceutical building blocks, trace metal salts and solutions, low moisture/anhydrous salts, and specialty rare earth salts and solutions makes GFS a preferred partner for organizations across an array of industries. GFS’ staff works hand-in-hand with customers during the development and commercialization processes of new chemical technologies. For 90 years, GFS‘ aptitude and trustworthiness have empowered its customers with the confidence to bring new products to market.

    GFS Chemicals is committed to its customers throughout the development process.  GFS’ technical staff readily works to understand the challenges its customers face and delivers custom solutions to meet their needs. GFS has delivered results in demanding markets – including: pharmaceutical, electronics, energy, flavors & fragrances, agrichemicals, and specialty polymers. From research lab to pilot plant, from production to commercialization, GFS Chemicals is here to give you knowledgeable answers to any of your technical questions.

    In addition to GFS’ proprietary product portfolio of 8000 discrete high-quality products available from small bottles to drum quantities, GFS offers a full range of Karl Fischer reagents, PPT/PPB trace analysis grade acids, turbidity standards, and other high-quality materials for your QA/QC laboratory.  GFS will work to support every aspect of your business.

    For more information about GFS Chemicals and to see all offerings, please visit www.gfschemicals.com or call GFS at (800) 858-9682.  As it was 90 years ago, GFS will help you realize your goals as a trusted partner: start to success.

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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.
  • www.lgcstandards.com
  • 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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MilliporeSigma

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

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

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OI Analytical

OI Analytical, a Xylem brand, designs and manufactures chemical analysis instrumentation covering numerous applications across diverse industries.
  • www.oico.com
  • OI Analytical

    OI Analytical designs and manufactures instrumentation for chemical analysis. Data from our analytical instruments serve as the basis for informed decisions affecting human health and safety, environmental protection, industrial operations, and product quality.


    Our company vision is Opportunity through Innovation®. We strive to provide innovative products and services that enable our customers to pursue new opportunities and tackle challenging problems in diverse fields of science and industry.

    The company was first organized in 1963 and entered the analytical instrument business in 1969. On October 31, 2011 OI Analytical became a Xylem brand and operates as part of the Xylem Analytics business unit. OI Analytical is located in College Station, Texas. A second facility producing GC-based air monitoring systems and mass spectrometry instruments is based in Birmingham, Alabama. OI Analytical is an ISO-9001 certified organization that operates under a Quality Management System (QMS) to continuously improve the quality of our products, services and business processes.

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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.
  • www.perkinelmer.com
  • 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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Pickering Laboratories Inc.

Pickering Laboratories, Inc. manufactures products for both analytical laboratories and consumer product development and testing facilities.
  • www.pickeringlabs.com
  • Pickering Laboratories Inc.

    Company Description:

    Pickering Laboratories, Inc. manufactures products for both analytical laboratories and consumer product development and testing facilities.


    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, Mycotoxins 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.


    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 web page.


    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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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.
  • www.restek.com
  • 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

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

    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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SPEX Certiprep

Manufacturer of Inorganic and Organic Certified Reference Materials
  • www.spexcertiprep.com
  • SPEX Certiprep

    SPEX CertiPrep has 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 17025:2017 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 Advanced Chemistry Systems (TACS)

TACS is a group of four Teledyne companies manufacturing products for laboratory analysis or for measurement of gas flow and vacuum pressure - Teledyne Tekmar, Teledyne CETAC, Teledyne Leeman Labs and Teledyne Hasting Instruments.
  • www.teledyneacs.com
  • Teledyne Advanced Chemistry Systems (TACS)

    Teledyne Advanced Chemistry Systems (TACS) is a group of four Teledyne companies manufacturing products for laboratory analysis or for measurement of gas flow and vacuum pressure - Teledyne Tekmar, Teledyne CETAC, Teledyne Leeman Labs and Teledyne Hastings Instruments.  The TACS products range from the following:

    • Laboratory Instrumentation for Organic and Inorganic Analysis of Food, Water and Soil
      • SVOC Analysis – Pesticides
      • Sample Preparation and Concentration of Trace VOCs
      • TOC and TN
      • Measurements for Various Water Analyses
    • Instrumentation for Elemental Analysis
      • Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometers
      • DC Arc Spectrometers
      • Mercury Analyzers
    • Calibration Standards and Aftermarket Consumables
    • Instrumentation and Sensors for Measurement and Control of Gas Flows and Vacuum Pressures
      • Thermal, Pirani, Piezo, & Ionization Vacuum Sensors
      • Thermal Flow Sensors & Proportional Control valves
    • Accessories for Sample Introduction and Elemental Analysis
      • Autosamplers
      • Sample Preparation
      • Nebulizers
      • Laser Ablation Systems
    • OEM Automation Services
    • Laser-based Sample Introduction Systems and Analytical Instruments
      • Excimer and Iridia Laser Ablation Systems
      • Femtosecond Laser Ablation System
      • Diode Laser Systems
      • CO2 Laser Systems

    For more information on these companies and their product portfolio, please visit www.teledyneacs.com

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ThermoFisher Scientific

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

    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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Waters

Waters Corporation creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering scientific innovation to enable customers to make significant advancements.
  • www.waters.com
  • Waters
    Waters Corporation, (NYSE:WAT), creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation in the areas of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry, two vital enabling technologies for today’s state-of-the-art analytical laboratories.

    Waters instruments and software enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, clinical research, forensic toxicology, sports medicine, drug discovery and development, environmental management, food and beverage quality control, food safety testing, and water quality analysis worldwide.

    Bringing keen understanding and deep experience to those responsible for laboratory infrastructure and performance, Waters helps its customers meet client expectations and satisfy delivery timetables, make profound discoveries, manage laboratory operations, manufacture quality products, and meet current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and comply with federal and international regulatory guidelines for the testing and manufacture of generic and brand name drugs.

    Pioneering a connected portfolio of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry products, laboratory consumables, laboratory informatics, and post-sale support services, Waters’ technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success. 

    Visit www.waters.com for more information.

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SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

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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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
  • www.pacelabs.com
  • 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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ThermoFisher Scientific

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

    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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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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SILVER SPONSORS

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.

RESTEK

Restek is a leading developer and manufacturer of chromatography columns and accessories.

BRONZE SPONSORS

MilleporeSigma

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

INDUSTRY SPONSORS

Waters

Waters Corporation creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering scientific innovation to enable customers to make significant advancements.
  • www.waters.com
  • Waters
    Waters Corporation, (NYSE:WAT), creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation in the areas of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry, two vital enabling technologies for today’s state-of-the-art analytical laboratories.

    Waters instruments and software enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, clinical research, forensic toxicology, sports medicine, drug discovery and development, environmental management, food and beverage quality control, food safety testing, and water quality analysis worldwide.

    Bringing keen understanding and deep experience to those responsible for laboratory infrastructure and performance, Waters helps its customers meet client expectations and satisfy delivery timetables, make profound discoveries, manage laboratory operations, manufacture quality products, and meet current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and comply with federal and international regulatory guidelines for the testing and manufacture of generic and brand name drugs.

    Pioneering a connected portfolio of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry products, laboratory consumables, laboratory informatics, and post-sale support services, Waters’ technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success. 

    Visit www.waters.com for more information.

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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.
  • www.agilent.com
  • 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.

    Read more

ThermoFisher

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

Perkin Elmer

With Innovative Thinking, We Are Changing Things For The Better
  • www.perkinelmer.com
  • 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

2019 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION RATES

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

Member Registration - $769
2nd Attendee Member - $599
Non-Member - $1,025
2nd Attendee Non-Member - $899
Retired Member - $450
Past President - $569
Spouse/Guest - $499

Member Exhibitor (L1) - $1,200
Member Exhibitor (L2) - $795
Non-Member Exhibitor - $2,500
Includes one conference full registration and tabletop display. Additional registrations will be charged the 2nd Attendee Rate.


Notes:
Exhibitor fee includes one full conference registrations. Additional registrants will registered as 2nd Attendee Rate.
After the Early Bird date of 9/10/2019 the prices will increase $200.

Click Here for the 2019 ACIL Annual Meeting Exhibitor Guide.


ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

Tom Zierenberg Golf Tournament - $150
Networking Event - $100
Welcome Reception - $75
Final Evening Reception - $100

2019 Program Guide Coming Soon!