Our Team

ESC Lab Sciences is the largest environmental laboratory serving the entire US from one single location. We have positioned ourselves to be "Your Lab of Choice"; by delivering defensible data for over 40 years. Our Senior Management averages over 20 years with ESC and provides the leadership and support to maintain our position as a leader in green practices and technological innovations. Over 50% of our staff averages more than 10 years with the company and brings environmental experience from all over the US. Our Technical Staff represents educational degrees in all related scientific disciplines, ranging from BS to PhD. This allows us to successfully support all markets that interest our clients. As "Your Lab of Choice" we have established the stability and experience necessary to achieve steady growth to guarantee the long term support of new, ongoing, and future projects.

Peter Schulert

Peter Schulert

Chief Executive Officer

ESC Team Member Since 1987

Biography

Peter joined ESC in 1987 after the completion of his service with the United States Navy. During his five years in the Navy, Lt. Schulert qualified as Officer of the Deck in Submarines. This qualification included supervision of nuclear reactor and power plant operations.He assumed operating responsibility from ESC Founder, Dr. Arthur Schulert in 1990. His vision for automation and client service has been a key component of ESC's march to the top ranks of our industry. He coordinates IT resources to maximize both value-added services to our clients and internal automation. Under his leadership, ESC has developed industry-leading, on-line data management tools for our clients. Peter also leads our corporate social responsibility initiatives, which have resulted in significant reductions in solvent, paper and energy usage. More recently, Peter committed ESC to introducing Reduced Volume technology to our industry. Reduced Volume technology eliminates over 98% of the extraction solvent while providing better recovery and significant savings to our clients in field collection. ESC is currently the largest single-location environmental laboratory in the United States. ESC is the only laboratory certified throughout the United States from a single location.

Expertise

Strategic Planning, Lab Automation

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

John Mitchell

John Mitchell

President

ESC Team Member Since 2014

Biography

Johnny has over 25 years of experience in the environmental laboratory arena. He served as a National Program Director for Oil and Gas Programs for several years, assisting exploration and production industrial clients with the establishment and management of risk-based analytical programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and to develop additional strategies to reduce long term environmental impact liability. Within that position, Johnny directed emergency response actions, leading the laboratory response for multiple large scale mobilizations across the country. Prior to that position, Johnny spent over 20 years in laboratory management, overseeing all aspects of the commercial environmental laboratory program.

Expertise

Laboratory Management, Technical Services, Emergency Response, Analytical Chemistry, Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry

Education

Bachelor of Science, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Post Graduate Studies Toxicology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Certifications & Affiliations
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Quality
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Carla Hennesy

Carla Hennesy

Chief Financial Officer

ESC Team Member Since 1990

Biography

Carla's career in accounting began as the staff auditor for a CPA firm in Los Angeles. She moved to Phoenix and became an auditor in the financial industry for the next 13 years. Her areas of responsibility include the planning and direction of all financial, corporate administrative, and human resource activities for ESC.

Expertise

Accounting, Human Resources, Insurance, Legal, Banking

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

Certifications & Affiliations
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Director of Operations

ESC Team Member Since 1999

Biography

Eric has vast experience in managing the daily operations of ESC Lab Sciences. His career in laboratory management affords a solid foundation in all areas of laboratory operations as well as technical service and hazardous waste management. This experience is further complimented by his knowledge and implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles. Eric also possesses great skill and experience in market analysis having overseen our branch offices. He has a strong working knowledge of EPA Clean Water Act, NIOSH and SW846 methods.

Expertise

Laboratory Systems Management, Technical Services, Regulatory Assistance.

Education

Associate of Science, Rend Lake Junior College, Ina, IL; Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Lambuth University, Jackson, TN

Certifications & Affiliations
  • OSHA 8 Hour Hazardous Materials Training
  • Leadership Training Course
  • Communication Training Course
  • Level II & III Data Validation Training
Danny Ramsey

Danny Ramsey

Sales Director

ESC Team Member Since 1996

Biography

Danny's career spans more than 23 years in sales and operations in the Biotechnology and Environmental Analytical Services industries. He is responsible for the direction of ESC's business development and management of a customer focused team that includes more than 30 professionals in ESC's sales territories and branch service centers throughout the United States.

Expertise

Sales and Marketing; Strategic Planning; Technical Service; Environmental Chemistry and Biology; Health and Safety; Contract Management

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Nick Parker

Nick Parker

Information Systems Director

ESC Team Member Since 1999

Biography

Nick has a unique background which includes an expertise within information technologies, process automation, and laboratory management. Mr. Parker directs ESC's Data Management, Information Security, and Software Development while leading a forward thinking team of developers, specialists, and DBA's. Prior to assuming responsibilities of the IT department Mr. Parker gained years of experience managing the Organic Analytical and Prep labs. His understanding of laboratory operations and environmental methodology contributes to ESC's well managed software development and deployment within all laboratory and quality departments.

Expertise

Management of ESC's Laboratory Information Management System, Laboratory Process Automation, Data Reporting, Agile Development, Application Efficiency, Database Management

Education

B.S. Plant and Soil Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Certifications & Affiliations
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Scrum Master