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Diane Anderson
Founder, President and CEO, Agriculture and Priority Pollutants Laboratories (APPL), Inc.

Fresno State

B.S. Chemistry (1976)
  • Founded APPL in 1982 to provide analytical chemistry data that is scientifically valid and defensible. Grown to a full service analytical laboratory with a staff of over 55 employees focusing on chemical analysis of water, soil and tissue samples.
  • Certified Small Woman-Owned Business by the US Small Business Administration.
  • Participated in the development of commercially-used EPA testing methods.
  • Co-authored scientific papers including the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) publication, "Evaluation of Sampling and Sample Preparation Modifications for Soil Containing Metallic Residues" (2012).
  • Member, American Chemical Society; member, Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council.
  • APPL has numerous professional certifications from the US Department of Defense.

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