The Power List 2020 – Analytical Gurus
General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Columbia, Maryland, USA
Luckiest break: Being hired and promoted internally by Beverley Dulaney (retired) helped me achieve success at Shimadzu. My advice to young and upcoming scientists would be to find managers in their organizations that mentor and promote their employees.
Where is cannabis analysis heading? We’re now seeing an expansion of the cannabis industry to the academic arena, with universities offering new degree programs to fulfill the growing demand for jobs. In addition, I expect to see an increase in research on the almost infinite number of cannabinoids and terpene combinations possible. Having been previously employed at Campbell Soup and the FDA, I’ve always been very aware of the importance of what we consume. Cannabis is no different, with the same focus on quality and safety.