20 Years of Business and Counting!
Specialty Analytical is a locally owned environmental and analytical testing laboratory dedicated to providing superior customer service and technical capabilities. As an employee owned company, each employee is committed to excellence in support of the client projects processed by the laboratory, and to pursuing continued growth, both professionally and personally.
Specialty Analytical was formed to provide clients access to environmental and analytical services that fulfill two goals, to provide the highest level of technically and legally defensible data, and to achieve a level of customer service unsurpassed in the field. Specialty Analytical recognizes that while the environmental field is a technical discipline, it is primarily a service industry. This recognition drives all decisions made in the laboratory.
All employees of Specialty Analytical have the drive to excel at customer service, making themselves available to clients for technical support, problem solving, and other client requests. We recognize a failure to do this will lead to a recognition of sameness with other laboratories providing services to the environmental field. Specialty Analytical wishes to be recognized as a leader in the service aspects of the field, while maintaining the high levels of technical support clients have come to expect from the founders and employees of the company.
Specialty Analytical strives to be recognized as the superior technical and customer service laboratory in the United States. This is achieved by working closely with clients, regulatory agencies, and industry to gain knowledge of requirements driving the environmental industry. Also, working closely with clients on specialized analysis allows greater insight on the purpose of the analysis, providing Specialty Analytical with information that may lead to superior service.
Meet Our Team
Laboratory Director & CEO
Marty has over 30 years of experience in the environmental field. He manages daily operations, quality assurance, customer service/relations, facilities, and administration. He is directly responsible for the technical and fiscal performance of the laboratory. Marty has an extensive background in GC, GC/MS, HPLC, pesticide/herbicide, and hydrocarbon analysis. He is also proficient at data validation and QA/QC programs. Mr. French has a BS/BS in Chemistry and Biology.
Operations Manager/Quality Assurance Manager
“Julie has over 16 years of experience in the enviromental field including organic analysis, metals analysis, wet-chemsitry, and sample preparation. She manages daily operations, analytical production, and quality assurance. Ms. Clay has a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University. Go Beavers!”
Mandy has 5+ years of experience in Project Management and Accounting and she has her Project Management Certificate from Portland State University. She manages all administrative duties, client relations and the courier schedule. In her spare time she love baking and hanging out with her cats!
Polly Miller joined our company in November 2021. She has a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Science from Hawai’i Pacific University. Her initial interests focused on organic chemistry research and she ended up finding herself in industrial/ environmental hygiene. As the Project Manager, she has experience from working in research and analytical labs in both academia and industry. In her free time, she enjoys teaching yoga, free-diving, making pottery or spending time with her dogs outdoors.