John G. Richardson
His training and background are specific to the utilization of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation for strategic methodology and in-depth interpretation of chemical analysis. He has interfaced a complex array of GC, GC/MS, ICP/MS and analytical instrumentation with advanced computer capabilities to develop the most reliable and efficient analytical data analysis systems in the industry. Mr. Richardson has also developed systems exceeding the capabilities of existing methods in order to meet the needs of valued clients. These unique capabilities provide Phase Separation Science, Inc. with a broad base of technical expertise combined with practical experience. Thus, PSSís clients are assured of the most advanced analytical technology available.
John has served for federal grand jury proceedings and has been entered as an expert analyst. He also serves as a quality assurance manager for data generated at Phase Separation Science, Inc.
John A. Slowikowski
His work experience includes 10 years of educational monitoring and research work involving the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. This experience includes a wide variety of cooperative projects with the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and University of Maryland.
Additionally, he has over 3 years of experience in a regulatory capacity with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the U.S. National Park Service. As program coordinator for the Maryland Department of the Environmentís Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Administration, he was given the Departmentís Award of Merit for the program he developed for addressing toxicity in surface water discharges.
In the private sector, he served for 5 years as the general manager of a full service environmental laboratory owned by the largest testing and inspection company in the world. He joined Phase Separation Science as Vice President in 1995.
He has in depth knowledge of EPA CLP, solid waste SW846, drinking water and wastewater methodologies. In addition, he has years of supervisory experience that has included the hiring and training of bench level chemists, preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), project data review and laboratory quality control data review.
In the fifteen years he has worked in the environmental testing industry, Mr. Prucnal has acquired in depth knowledge of regulatory requirements including many states and federal (DOD) programs. He has project experience under these programs and is intimately familiar with their data quality objectives and QA requirements.
Cathy oversees the writing and periodic review of Standard Operating Procedures and the Phase Separation Science, Inc. Quality Assurance Plan. She monitors laboratory handling of out of control events and client initiated concerns and assists in resolution of nonconformance / corrective action reports.
Ms. Thompson serves as the Data Integrity Officer and provides data integrity training. She prepares data packages ranging from those with summary QC to fully validatible CLP-like data packages. She has oversight of our QA/QC program and ensures that the quality of data that we transmit to a client is technically sound and of known and documented quality.
Amy I. Friedlander
The last nineteen years of her career have been spent in the environmental testing industry. Amy had previously served as Laboratory Information Systems (LIMs) Manager, as a Senior Project Manager and in a business development capacity. Her experience includes managing many projects that are in compliance with EPA Superfund, RCRA, NPDES and SDWA regulations. She has also earned her M.B.A. in management.
At Phase, Amy is responsible for directing all aspects of client services including project management and business development. In this capacity she will focus on continuing to grow PSSís high standard of customer service ensuring that contractual and data quality objectives are met for all client projects under the appropriate state and federal programs.
Simon brings 20 years of experience in the development, manufacturing, marketing, training and servicing of ICP-MS instrumentation having worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific in a variety of positions including research and development project manager, applications chemist, software engineer, sales specialist, product marketing manager, service engineer and staff/analyst trainer. During this time Simon gained extensive knowledge of applicable EPA methods and regulatory requirements.