Ed George has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame with concentration in Environmental Science. He worked for 15 years in the environmental laboratory industry, holding positions of Lab Technician, Lab Manager, and R&D Manager responsible for developing novel sample preparation and analysis methods in soil and water by GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS. He participated in several collaborative method development projects with the USEPA. From 2005-2013, he worked for Varian and Bruker as Application and GC/MS Product Manager, developing applications for pesticide and veterinary medicine residues in food on ion trap and triple quadrupole GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS systems. In 2014, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific and is currently the Food and Beverage Applications Manager.