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Meet our Executive Team

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Each project you entrust to Eurofins Eaton Analytical is handled by a staff of over 200 that includes Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors level scientists specializing in chemistry and microbiology. The project management and supervisory staff who oversee your testing bring over 500 years of combined experience in potable water and recycled water analysis and regulatory issues to your assignment.


Dr. Andrew Eaton, Vice President / Technical Director
        Phone: 626-386-1125
        Email: AndyEaton@EurofinsUS.com      

Dr. Eaton has over 40 years of environmental experience, including over 32 years with Eurofins Eaton Analytical.  He is a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) and  is a member of the Joint Editorial Board of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, and serves on multiple national, state, and industry committees evaluating data quality. He has served as a co-principle investigator on various water quality research projects and studies of emerging contaminants.


Dr. Yongtao (Bruce) Li, Technical Director
         Phone: 574-472-5562
         Email: YongtaoLi@EurofinsUS.com

Dr. Li earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytical chemistry and has over 25 years of experience in water research, specialty testing, treatability testing, and analytical services. He is a recognized scientist and invited critical reviewer of manuscripts for over a dozen of peer-reviewed analytical journals and has authored/coauthored over 30 peer-reviewed research articles, 50 conference publications, and 70 standard operating protocols.

Daniel Lashbrook     

Daniel Lashbrook, Laboratory Director/ Technical Director
Phone: 626-386-1100

Mr. Lashbrook has over 14 years of experience supporting executives, sales and business development managers to improve internal operations for creation of viable revenue streams. Proven proficiency in implementing automation and advanced technology covering a broad scope from Gravimetric Systems to Liquid Chromatography Triple Quad Mass Spectrometry in order to develop 7+ revenue streams for analytical service companies.  Mr. Lashbrook is responsible for all analytical and operational laboratory activities and supervises all Laboratory Technical Managers and all employees to ensure the accuracy and quality of all data reported by the laboratory.


Matthew Hartz, Laboratory Director

        Phone: 574-472-5578
        Email: MatthewHartz@EurofinsUS.com

Mr. Hartz has over 20 years of experience in the environmental testing field and oversees the day-to-day operational and customer service activities, ensuring that adequate resources are available to fulfill the obligations of the Drinking Water Laboratory located in South Bend, IN.


Nilda Cox, Quality Assurance Manager / Regulatory Consulting Manager
        Phone: 626-386-1170
        Email: NildaCox@EurofinsUS.com          

Ms. Cox is responsible for providing QA assistance to our clients. She has over 25 years of experience in the Quality Control and Quality Assurance fields, has developed QA/QC programs for various municipal entities, and actively participates in the NELAC Institute as a member of the onsite assessment committee.



Rick Zimmer, Senior Account Manager
        Phone: 949-716-7180
                   949-466-8266 (cell)
        Email: RickZimmer@EurofinsUS.com          

Mr. Zimmer holds both Bachelor's and Master’s degrees and has over 25 years of experience working in the water industry as a Project Manager, Account Manager, Customer Service Manager and Regulatory Specialist.  He presently manages projects for Eurofins’ customers in California, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the CNMI and Japan.  Rick also serves as Safe Drinking Water Committee Chairman-Elect for the California-Nevada Section of the AWWA, Regulatory Committee Chair for the Sacramento Area Waterworks Association and Water Quality Committee Member for the Association of California Water Agencies.