Carl Kircher


23 years with the Florida Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Certification Program
Main duties: Laboratory inspector, including preparing reports, granting certifications
Serves as Quality Systems Officer and conducts annual internal audits of the Program’s quality system
Worked in Rulemaking to amend FL Administrative Code regulations for certified laboratories
US EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Certification Officer for Microbiology, Chemistry, and Radiochemistry
Presentations at the Pittsburgh Conference, Hazardous Waste/Quality Assurance Symposium, American Chemical Society and other professional venues

8 years with Unocal Science and Technology Division
Main duties: analytical chemistry method development for the petroleum industry
Trained technicians for the testing of routine samples after method validation is complete
Served as Independent QC Coordinator for Shale Oil Environmental Monitoring Program

2 years Research Associate, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry Section
Research on gas-phase chemical reactions relevant to Earth’s atmosphere
Contributions to atmospheric modeling relevant to polar ozone depletion, urban air pollution, and acid rain

Extensive accumulated knowledge of Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Toxicity, and Microbiology test methods
and associated quality assurance


The NELAC Institute’s (TNI) Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) Executive Committee (served as Chair for two years)
TNI Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee
TNI Laboratory Accreditation Body Expert Committee (current Chair)
TNI National Environmental Field Activities Program Executive Committee
Evaluating National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Accreditation Bodies (New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kansas, Texas)
Evaluating PT Provider Accreditor organizations
Working to establish acceptance criteria for PT samples through its Chemistry FoPT Subcommittee (Chair)
Served on DW Protozoa Subcommittee (Cryptosporidia and Giardia)
Representing TNI on the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC)
Representing ANSI for the United States on ISO CASCO’s (International Organization for Standardization’s Conformity Assessment Committee) Technical Interface Group (TIG)
Served on Performance Based Measurement Systems (PBMS) Subcommittee reporting to US EPA’s chartered Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
Served on PBMS Subcommittee and ISO 17025 Subcommittee to NELAC Quality Systems Committee
Served on NELAC PT Board (and was Chair)
Served on NELAC Regulatory Coordination Committee (and was Chair)
Served on NELAC Accrediting Authority Review Board (and was Chair)
Familiarity with ISO/IEC 17011, 17025, 17043, 17020, 17021, 17024, 17030, 17040, 17050, 17065, and 17067
conformity assessment standards (and now becoming familiar with 17034)


Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1982
American Chemical Society former member

B.S. Chemistry, University of Arizona, 1978; graduated with Highest Distinction, Honors College
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Phi, Blue Key Award

Contact Information:; 904-791-1574