Soon after arriving in the United States in the mid-1960s, A. Warne Boyce founded Microbac with the purchase of a dairy laboratory located in Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, Microbac has grown into a diverse independent testing and measurement firm, serving clients with highly personal service and custom solutions for the environmental, life-sciences and food markets.
The Microbac laboratory network exceeds 25 locations and 650 employees capable of supporting a wide range of analytical needs through microbiological, chemical, physical, microscopic, virology, radiological, and toxicology capabilities. We are committed to delivering time-sensitive, quality data and insights to support our clients' informed decision-making.
Our team of scientists and industry specialists is inspired by how measurement impacts the world in which we live. We collaborate with our clients to help ensure the performance, safety, and quality of the food we eat, our natural environment and the products we use every day.
We continue our journey to build a great company. We travel this journey in partnership with our employees, clients and communities. We seek relationships over transactions, the long over the short, and the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives we touch.
After joining the company in 1983 as assistant to the president, Trevor Boyce has worked his entire 30-plus year career for Microbac Laboratories, Inc. He later became executive vice president, working alongside his father, Microbac founder A. Warne Boyce. In 1993, Boyce was named Microbac’s president & chief executive, a title he held until becoming chairman in 2015.
An active member of the laboratory community, Boyce was elected chair of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), completing his term in 2013. He also has served as treasurer for the ACIL, as well as other positions in the organization. Previously the chairman of A2LA (American Association of Laboratory Accreditation), he has served on the organization’s Board for over a decade. Boyce served on the Board of Trustees at Waynesburg University and currently is chairman of the Admissions Committee of the Board of Trustees of Hampden Sydney College, his Alma Mater, and is on the Board of the Weekapaug Fire District in Westerly, Rhode Island.
In October 2015, Cabot Earle was appointed Microbac’s CEO, after serving as executive vice president for 18 months. Earle leads the drive for operational and service excellence throughout the company. As executive vice president, he was responsible for the company’s sales, marketing, technology, finance, legal, and human resources functions. Earle joined Microbac in 2001 and has served as general council and chief administrative officer.
Earle is a board member of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School at Case Western University, his JD from Roger Williams University Law School and his BA from Davidson College. Earle is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Crookston was appointed president & COO in October 2015 after serving as senior vice president and head of organizational quality for 18 months. Crookston is responsible for the oversight of the company’s laboratory operations, quality, safety and technology.
From 2009 to 2014, Crookston served as senior vice president of business development. He also has served as a Microbac vice president/regional director, providing oversight and helping several Microbac divisions cultivate their growth potential. Crookston joined Microbac in 2004 as a managing director of the Merrillville, IN facility when it was acquired by Microbac.
Crookston earned a BS in Biology cum laude from the University of Akron.
Gary Evans joined Microbac in 2014 as senior vice president, business transformation, and is responsible for the company's supply chain. He is leading Microbac through a transformation in supply chain and purchasing best practices resulting in increased profitability. Evans was a 30-plus year employee and executive at The PNC Financial Services Group where he led many functions, including business transformation and supply chain management. He brings extensive experience in expense management, process improvement, and strategic planning.
Evans is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Economics/Information Technology.
Tamara Grecco was appointed senior vice president in 2015 after joining Microbac in 2011 as controller. Grecco is responsible for all finance and treasury-related activities for all 30 Microbac locations. She brings 25 years of financial experience in various industries including public accounting, banking, real estate, settlement services and vendor management, with a strong focus on cost control and financial strategy.
Grecco earned a BS in Accounting cum laude from Robert Morris College. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Elizabeth Jones joined Microbac in 2017 as senior vice president of People and Culture. Her responsibilities include professional development, organizational design and shaping a "One Microbac" culture to support service excellence.
Jones brings progressive experience in all aspects of human resources from multiple industries including manufacturing and oil and gas. She earned a BS in Organizational Leadership cum laude from Robert Morris University and holds a Certificate in Labor and Employment Relations from Penn State University.
Microbac is dedicated to supplying its clients with high-quality, responsive testing and measurement services with a particular focus on an exceptional client-service experience. To support these objectives, Microbac performs the following:
Extensive accreditations and certifications support our focus on quality.