SOURCE: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc.

March 16, 2005 14:57 ET

EMLab Announces the Hiring of Two Recognized Mold Experts

SAN BRUNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2005 -- Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc. (EMLab) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. John Shane and Ann Atkinson, two recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) experts, to lead its teams in the Midwest and Northeast regions, respectively.

John Shane, Ph.D., will head the Midwest region based in Chicago. Dr. Shane is the best-known instructor in the field of spore trap analysis for environmental particles and mold. He has trained over 3,000 analysts during the past ten years as Professor and Director of Research of the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, IL. Dr. Shane is a recognized expert in the scientific community and will play a major role in offering EMLab clients high-end technical support. Dr. Shane will also join EMLab's "Mold University" faculty, which offers advanced training to IAQ professionals. He joins the existing faculty of David Gallup, Dr. Harriet Burge and Dr. Payam Fallah.

Ann Atkinson will head EMLab's Northeast region based in Virginia. She brings twenty-seven years of clinical and environmental laboratory experience, including five years as Laboratory Manager of Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in Virginia. Ann has a strong background in technical operations, as well as researching and developing IAQ laboratory methods.

Dr. David Bell, President of EMLab, comments, "Our mission, which we share with our clients, is to offer the most scientifically accurate and highest quality service in our industry. I believe that the addition of John and Ann to our team will have an immediate and positive impact on the service we are able to provide our clients, especially in the Midwest and Northeast. The only way to offer the best service is to have the best team, and John and Ann certainly are among the best in this industry. We are thrilled that such talented professionals have decided to join our team."

Dr. Shane comments, "After more than two decades in the IAQ industry, I am happy to be joining a team that shares my passion for excellence and rigorously accurate mycology. I look forward to the challenges of this new chapter in my career." Ms. Atkinson comments, "I am proud to have this opportunity to lead operations in the Northeast region for what I believe is the top lab in the nation."

EMLab is recognized as one of the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratories in North America, specializing in the analysis of air and surface samples for fungi and bacteria. With over 30 years experience, EMLab helped pioneer today's IAQ industry. Further information is available on the company's web site at or by calling 866-888-6653.

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