Asbestos TEM Laboratories, Inc. hires experienced professionals with previous laboratory experience. Our analysts are college educated with science degrees in physics, geology, chemistry or biology. Many of our analysts have 15 years or more environmental analytical experience. Experienced professionals provide more reliable results and can develop special protocols for custom projects. Our laboratory management team consists of seasoned professionals with ten or more years of laboratory and/or environmental management experience.
R. Mark Bailey, PG
President, Asbestos TEM Laboratories, Inc.
Mr. Bailey founded Asbestos TEM Laboratories, Inc. in 1989. He is responsible for overall financial and lab management of Asbestos TEM Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Bailey is an expert in TEM analysis of asbestos using XRD and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy techniques. He spent two years as the Vice President of National Asbestos Laboratories where he established the electron microscopy facility and oversaw laboratory operations. Mr. Bailey is a Professional Geologist and his experience in field geology includes: mineralogy/crystallography, minerals exploration and mining, drilling, field sampling, and geochemistry.
Mr. Bailey is well regarded as a leader in NOA industry and serves as the 2012 Co-Chairperson of the AEG NOA Symposium. He was the 2005 Chairperson and organizer of the professional meeting titles: “Naturally-Occurring Asbestos Hazards: Geology, Regulatory Issues & Methods of Identification and Assessment”, sponsored by the Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Meeting held in San Jose, CA. Mr. Bailey is also a member of the California Air Resources Method 435 Review Board which is re-evaluating and assessing changes to be made to the analytical method. He has a M.A. in Geology and a B.S. in Geology from University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Suess is responsible for Quality management at Asbestos TEM Laboratories, Inc. He interfaces with accreditation organizations regulatory agencies and other laboratories. He oversees proficiency analytical testing programs and coordinates laboratory accreditation audits to maintain lab accreditation. Mr. Suess has 18 years of quality experience management working for Seguus, Durect, and Molecular Biosystems. He has B.S. in Microbiology from San Diego State University.