Jacksonville, FL, July 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Columbia Analytical Services, Inc., a national environmental laboratory network announces the hiring of Andre Rachmaninoff to direct its Jacksonville laboratory.
Rachmaninoff joins Columbia Analytical with over 23 years of experience in laboratory management, holding positions such as Laboratory Director and Vice President. In his previous position with Pace Analytical Services (formerly ELAB), Rachmaninoff served as General Manager for two regional laboratories. Rachmaninoff has expertise in the EPA Safe Drinking Water program, microbiology, wet chemistry and metals analyses. He has worked within the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) programs. Rachmaninoff is a past president of the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts and an active member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.
“My initial goals as Lab Director will be the development of a nitrogen/phosphorus pesticide process, TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons) method and a number of analyses in sediment and bio-tissue,” said Rachmaninoff. “I want to help my staff realize their full potential by continuously challenging them, providing them with greater responsibility, and offering as much support as I can possibly give.”
Established in 1986, Columbia Analytical is an employee-owned, full service analytical laboratory network. Headquartered in Kelso, Washington, their network is composed of seven laboratories in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Texas and Washington. Their expertise encompasses air, water, dioxin, biological, pharmaceutical, and solid and hazardous waste analyses.
For more information please contact Rachmaninoff at 904.394.4407 or view the company’s website at www.caslab.com.