Kimberly Ramsay

President of Neilson Research Corporation

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Kimberly Ramsay is the President of Neilson Research Corporation, bringing a wealth of experience and leadership to the role. Since 2023, she has been responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing the company’s vision and mission. Kimberly oversees all daily activities across the laboratory functions and plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities related to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations. She is adept at solving organizational and departmental problems through effective corrective action plans.

Prior to becoming President, Kimberly served as Vice President of Neilson Research Corporation from 2006 to 2023. During her tenure, she played a key role in shaping the company’s strategic direction and ensuring the smooth operation of daily activities. Her leadership in managing employment and employee relations was crucial in maintaining a positive and productive work environment.

Kimberly’s career at Neilson Research Corporation began in 1993 when she took on the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this capacity, she directed and coordinated the financial activities of the company to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency. Her strategic planning and policy implementation were vital in ensuring continued operations and productivity growth.

In addition to her roles at Neilson Research Corporation, Kimberly is actively involved in several professional organizations. She serves as the Board Secretary for the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Association (OELA) and has been a committee member for various advisory committees, including the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP) Technical Advisory Committee (OTAC), ORELAP Rules Advisory Committee (ORELAP RAC) and the Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Advisory Committee (DWAC). Kimberly also holds leadership positions in national organizations like the American Council of Independent Laboratories where she serves as the Vice Chair of the Environmental Science Section Executive Committee (ACIL ESS).

Kimberly’s extensive experience and commitment to excellence make her a vital asset to Neilson Research Corporation and the wider scientific community.

Kyle Grogan

Laboratory Director

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Kyle Grogan has been a dedicated member of Neilson Research Corporation since 2007, advancing through various roles to his current position as Laboratory Director. In this role, which he has held since 2010, Kyle oversees the overall operation and administration of the laboratory. His responsibilities include managing the analytical staff, ensuring the proper functioning of all instrumentation, and maintaining rigorous testing procedures and data reporting standards.

Prior to becoming the Laboratory Director, Kyle served as the Assistant Laboratory Director from 2008 to 2010, where he played a crucial role in maintaining the technical quality of all data generated within the laboratory. His journey at Neilson Research Corporation began as an Organic Chemist, where he was responsible for all organic sample preparation and performed analyses using a range of sophisticated techniques including GC-FID, GC-ECD, GC-MS, HPLC, and TOC. Additionally, Kyle briefly worked as a Metals Chemist, handling the preparation of all metals samples.

Kyle is actively involved in professional organizations, serving as the Board President of the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Association (OELA) since 2020. He is also an Associate Member of the TNI Chemistry Committee; a position he has held since 2022.

Kyle’s extensive experience and leadership in the field make him an invaluable asset to Neilson Research Corporation and the broader scientific community.

Tammy Kreutzer

Quality Manager

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Tammy Kreutzer serves as the Quality Manager at Neilson Research Corporation, bringing over two decades of expertise in environmental testing and quality management. Since 1999, Tammy has played a pivotal role in implementing and overseeing the company’s rigorous quality systems, ensuring compliance and maintaining Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP) accreditation for potable water, non-potable water, and solids. Her career at Neilson Research Corporation began in 1991, where she held diverse roles including Organic Chemist, Inorganic Chemist, Metals Chemist, and Microbiologist, gaining extensive hands-on experience in analytical instrumentation and laboratory procedures.

Tammy’s dedication to excellence extends beyond her daily responsibilities. She actively contributes to industry standards and practices as a Committee Member of the TNI Consumables Committee and an Associate Member of the TNI Quality Systems Committee. Her commitment to advancing quality assurance in environmental testing underscores her leadership and deep understanding of regulatory compliance.

Tamra Schmedemann

Senior Project Manager

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Tamra Schmedemann serves as the Senior Project Manager at Neilson Research Corporation, where she has been an integral part of the team since 2014. With a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach, Tamra excels in coordinating and managing client projects through all phases of laboratory operations. Her expertise ensures that potential issues are anticipated and resolved swiftly, maintaining the highest standards of client satisfaction.

Since stepping into the role of Senior Project Manager in 2017, Tamra has been instrumental in facilitating seamless communication between clients, laboratory staff, and sales teams. Her leadership and strategic planning skills have significantly contributed to the smooth execution of projects and the enhancement of client relationships.

Previously, Tamra served as a Project Manager from 2016 to 2017, where she managed various aspects of client projects, including project setup and communication of analytical issues. Her role also encompassed client account maintenance, reporting, invoicing, and handling bottle orders.

Tamra’s journey with Neilson Research Corporation began in 2014 as a Client Services/Accounts Receivable specialist. In this role, she managed client interactions regarding their analytical testing needs, sample reception, and logging into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Additionally, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounts receivable.

Tamra’s comprehensive experience and dedication to excellence make her a valuable asset to Neilson Research Corporation, consistently driving the company’s commitment to delivering top-notch service and results.