Meet A Lab Manager

I have always been interested in chemicals and gases. After graduating with a B.S. in general science, I answered a classified ad in the newspaper and jumped at the chance to work in the specialty gas lab at GTS. This is an industry with a lot of opportunity, and I appreciate the opportunity to grow in different roles within the company.

I was promoted from Analytical Chemist to Lab Manager in 1999, and then became Assistant Plant Manager at GTS’s Fairless Hills plant. A year later, I joined the Corporate Compliance Department as Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs to focus on FDA, OSHA, safety and environmental issues throughout GTS’s 35 locations. I was responsible for creating our Quality Manual, which involved migrating the company’s many programs and procedures into a universal manual. Integration and training took a year, and resulted in GTS achieving ISO 9001:2000 certification.

In 2004, I became Director of Operations with direct responsibility for the Fairless Hills facility, which produces over 70,000 cylinders per month. Throughout all of this, I earned my MBA. I consistently look for opportunities to improve GTS and encourage the same development from all members of my team.

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