Jacksonville, Jason Gebhardt, Lab Manager
Opened in 1994, the Jacksonville lab started with just two chemists doing work on UST sites and quick turnaround remediation projects. The lab now has 35 employees working on projects from wastewater to Superfund sites. The lab is approved under TNI / NELAP, DoD ELAP and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited Programs and holds a USDA permit to import Foreign Soils. The 8,400 square-foot building was custom designed by AEL and specifically engineered to serve as an environmental testing laboratory and as the corporate headquarters. It encompasses state-of-the-art laboratory design and instrumentation and offers sampling and courier services. The lab holds one of the largest approved analyte lists in Florida, with in-house analysis that includes TRPH Speciation (EPH/VPH), oxygenates, low-level mercury, dissolved gases by RSK 175, full SOC list, herbicides, and pesticides.
|Tampa, Michael Cammarata, Lab Manager
In 1998, AEL-Tampa began operations as a small wastewater testing laboratory providing wet-chemistry analysis. Today the lab provides a full range of metals and organic analysis as well from the 10,200 square-feet facility. AEL-Tampa currently services a long list of consulting firms and other clients ranging from the Florida DEP to MacDill Air Force Base to real-estate firms. The lab also services scores of water and wastewater treatment clients including municipal and county, private-residential, and industrial plants. Sampling and courier services are available.
|Tallahassee, Tim Preston, Lab Manager
AEL opened the Tallahassee Laboratory in June of 2010. The laboratory provides project management, short hold analysis, kits, sampling, and courier service for AEL clients throughout the Northwest portion of Florida. Clients include environmental consultants, DoD facilities, cities and counties, and industrial clients.
|Gainesville, Desmond Brady, Lab Manager
Desmond always had a passion for the environment, and pursued his interests in college where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Columbus State University. He joined AEL in 2018 working at the Jacksonville laboratory where he began his career in the Semi Volatiles Extractions department. He quickly demonstrated his abilities and was fast-tracked into becoming a Semi-Volatiles Analyst, extracting and analyzing almost every drinking water test at AEL. Desmond is well versed in the Organics department and gained experience in the Inorganics and Microbiology departments as well, then moved to the LC lab, where he aided in getting the PFAS and 8330 methods certified. Desmond has strong leadership and communication skills, along with a good work ethic. His experience at AEL made him a great culture fit to be promoted to the laboratory position in Gainesville in 2022.
|Orlando, Brandon O’Hara, Lab Manager
The 3,680 square-foot AEL-Orlando operation opened in 2004 and serves as a lab/service center for clients in the central Florida area. The lab focuses on providing short hold-time and general chemistry analysis, sampling and courier service, and project management to consultants and industrial clientele. Sampling and courier services are available.
|Fort Myers & Lake Placid, Josh Snead, Lab Manager
The 2,300 square-foot AEL-Fort Myers operation opened in 2017 and serves as a lab/service center for clients in the Southwest Florida area. The lab focuses on providing short hold-time and general chemistry analysis, sampling and courier service, and project management to consultants and industrial clientele. Sampling and courier services are available.