Richard is the Global Market Development manager for the environmental and food markets at Phenomenex corporation. He has over 18 yrs. experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry for the environmental, food, cannabis, semiconductor, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Richard has collaborated with global regulatory agencies to develop validated methods through new applications, instrumentation, column chemistries, and software. He is a former EPA Scientific Advisor for the EPA’s panel on Hydraulic Fracturing, a coauthor for EPA 557 and 557.1 along with ASTM D8001 and updates to D4327 and D6919 methods.
He is currently the Second Vice Chairman for the ASTM D19 subcommittee on water analysis. Previously Richard was a Vertical marketing manager with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dionex and Hitachi High Technologies where he designed analytical instrumentation, including IC and HPLC systems, pumps, autosamplers, and a variety of detectors. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and anaerobic microbiology from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA, He received his Master’s in ecology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.