Dr. Kim Baughman Announces Retirement from Microbac
Pittsburgh, PA – Dr. Kim Baughman, who served Microbac Laboratories, Inc. in technical and management roles for the last two decades, has announced his retirement.
Microbac’s Corporate Director of Development since 2004, Baughman was responsible for overseeing technical development for the company. Baughman developed a distinguished career at Southern Testing and Research Laboratories (STRL) in Wilson, North Carolina, joining STRL in 1992 as Technical Director. He continued as Technical Director when the laboratory was acquired by Microbac in 1998 and in 2000 was named Managing Director of STRL, a position he returned to in 2009.
"Dr. Baughman has been a tremendous technical resource for Microbac since joining the company,” says James Nokes, Microbac’s President. "Dr. Baughman's reputation in the industry and his technical capabilities have been of great benefit to Microbac."
At Microbac, Baughman spearheaded the company’s technical advancements, particularly in the areas of organic chemistry, method development and instrumentation assessments. He authored numerous technical articles for Microbac’s website, covering a plethora of scientific topics.
Prior to joining STRL, Baughman worked for nine years at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, directing an analytical methods development program. Baughman achieved certification as an Industrial Hygienist in 1986.
Baughman earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of South Carolina.
“I am very grateful for all Kim has done for Microbac,” says J. Trevor Boyce, Microbac CEO & Chairman. “Kim's presence was critical in the transition when we bought the Wilson laboratory and he was an active member of our Executive and Capital Expenditures Committees. We wish Kim well in his future endeavors.”
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