The key element in a laboratory, even beyond its instrumentation, are its technical and support staff. The quality of analysis is dependent upon the competence of personnel! iATL’s laboratory staff consists of over 35 trained and certified professionals. As a company, iATL must be doing something right… we have little to no turn over of laboratory staff over the last twenty-eight years. The average experience for our PLM analysts is over seventeen years. The combined experience for our TEM analysts is over 150 years!
iATL’s senior staff has access to specialists in regulatory affairs, industrial hygiene, chemical, environmental and materials engineering, geology and contaminated materials testing. This comprehensive professional resource base allows us to provide a full range of environmental laboratory services for asbestos and other environmental assessment projects.
Understanding the necessity for all of our employees to be highly trained, iATL has incorporated a complete in-house training program for its technical specialists. We also send laboratory analysts and laboratory management staff to technical and professional development seminars, conferences and courses regularly.
Through these ongoing inside and outside training programs, we are able to institute a consistency of approach for both technical and ethical policies within our organization, and provide up-to-date information to ensure our procedures remain state-of-the-art.
Frank E. Ehrenfeld III — Laboratory Director
Mr. Ehrenfeld has an extensive educational background and strong application experience in academic, industrial and commercial analytical microscopy laboratory environments, specializing in the characterization of materials using diffraction and microanalysis techniques. Frank has been active in the asbestos and environmental lead analytical field since 1988. Frank participates in NVLAP conference seminars (i.e. ASTM Johnson Conference) and other regulatory affairs reviews. He is currently Chairman of the ASTM D22.07 Asbestos Sampling and Analysis Committee, serves on E56.03 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanoparticles, contributes regularly to industry publications, has spoken at ASTM, ACS, EAS, EIA, and other technology and academic events. Mr. Ehrenfeld has had a long tenure of serving the Industrial Hygiene community as a member of AIHA’s Analytical Accreditation Board and Technical Advisory Panel. Other experience includes work at Princeton Testing Laboratories and Graduate Research at Lehigh University. Mr. Ehrenfeld was the Laboratory Manager at AWI/The Earth Technology Corporation Laboratory prior to his employment at iATL. Education: B.S. Chemistry/Biology at West Chester University, 1984. Graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University. Graduate work in Industrial Hygiene at Temple University School of Civil Engineering 1988 – 1991. Certifications / Affiliations: Advanced Light-Optical Microscopy, McCrone Research Institute, Advanced Analytical Electron Microscopy, Lehigh University, Biological Techniques, X-Ray Microanalysis, Princeton Gamma-Tech and Kevex/FISONS, Microscopy Society of America, American Society of Testing Materials, American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society, QA/QC Statistics in the Laboratory, ASTM Committee D-22, Atmospheres (Asbestos Sampling & Analysis), Environmental Information Association.
Eric Snyder — President
Mr. Snyder has been in the environmental industry since 1989 and has been with iATL since 1991. Eric primarily oversees all accounting and financial operations of the company, as well as Human Resources. Eric’s staff, in conjunction with Mr. Ehrenfeld, handles the marketing and customer service responsibilities. Eric previously worked in excess of 5 years for Ernst & Young, one of the largest worldwide accounting firms. Education: B.S. from Bloomsburg State University and an MBA from Penn State University, 1981. Certifications / Affiliations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Certified Public Accountant.
Christine Davis — Office Manager
Mrs. Davis has been in the environmental industry since 1983 and with iATL since 1992. Mrs. Davis coordinates all analytical reporting and general customer service inquiries. Her staff of twelve experienced professionals generates analytical result reports using our customized Laboratory Information Management System.
Business Development Group
Though everyone at iATL is responsible for Customer Service, our business development team is renowned for their special abilities. They routinely communicate directly with Project Managers, Field Technicians, and our Laboratory Personnel. They can track down your samples, arrange off-hours analysis, secure government bidding forms, post your results, assist with data interpretation, and generally solve or direct your inquiries.
Sample Management at iATL assures complete cradle to grave care of our client’s samples to exceed compliance requirements for security, login, sample handling, archival documentation, and proper waste disposal.
The heart of our operation is Customer Service. Our Reports Group and Sales staff is trained to provide the highest levels of service. Furthermore, we have dedicated a Customer Service Specialist (CSS), whose sole purpose is to respond to inquiries and contact/converse with clients at all levels about the analytical process and how it might impact their samples.