Ann Arbor’s Avomeen Hires Head of Elemental Analysis

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John Ferencz
John Ferencz // Photo courtesy of Avomeen

Avomeen in Ann Arbor has appointed John Ferencz as the leader of its elemental analysis division. Ferencz will oversee a growing lab unit specializing in analysis of heavy metals and other elemental impurities.

“We are excited to welcome John’s deep knowledge and experience in elemental analysis and his exceptional leadership style to Avomeen,” says Mark Harvill, CEO of Avomeen. “He will be a great addition to our team as we continue expanding this already significant lab unit within the company.”

Ferencz will help clients comply with regulations like USP 232 and USP 233, as well as California Proposition 65. He will also be in charge of maintaining analytical rigor and quality, overseeing the analytical team, and managing client relationships.

He brings 12 years of experience as an analytical chemist and has experience developing, implementing, and optimizing analytical methods used in research and development and current manufacturing practice environments. He is also proficient in performing validation and verification for both developed and transferred analytical methods that follow FDA, Pharmacopeial Convention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Geological Survey guidelines. Ferencz has also planned and executed mineral and trace metals analysis for various complex raw materials and finished goods.

Throughout his career, Ferencz has been a part of a variety of industries such as nutraceuticals, food and drink, and regulatory compliance. He previously worked as a chemist for Nature’s Bounty Co., MillerCoors, and Gemini Industries, and as a metals supervisor and team leader for Microbac Laboratories. There, he designed and founded an EPA-certified metals department that analyzed minerals and trace metals in water. He has also worked as an analytical chemist at Edward S. Babcock and Sons.

Ferencz earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California.

Avomeen has partnered with organizations in need of product research and development services since 2010.

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