GDL Staff Joins the Acme Team!

March 8th, 2010

Lucia Hall
Assistant Manager, Wet Assay

On July 29th, 2009, Acme Analytical Laboratories (“Acme”) and Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) completed an agreement that saw the transfer of all staff, equipment and work from Global Discovery Laboratories (formerly Teck Cominco Exploration Lab) to Acme Labs.

Formally joining the Acme Team on February 1, 2010, the GDL staff will assist Acme in our ability to handle higher sample volumes. In addition, Acme now possesses additional expertise, enabling us to offer a more diverse set of analytical packages including X-ray Fluorescence, X-ray Diffraction, Umpire Assay and Heavy Mineral Separation.

Lucia Hall joins Acme Labs as Assistant Manager, Wet Assay. Having been with GDL/Teck since 1980, Lucia specializes in geochemical and classical wet assay.

Alice Kwan is taking on the position of Research Chemist. As a geochemical ICP-AES & ICPMS specialist with 32 years of experience, Alice will be an integral part of our research & development team in bringing quality analysis to our clients.

Fred Lo, an expert in X-ray Fluorescence as applied to whole rock and minor element analysis, brings 35 years of knowledge and experience. Fred will lead the newly created XRF department to provide high quality X-ray Fluorescence data to our clients.

Stephen Tucker is taking on the position of Sample Preparation Manager for the Vancouver facility. Prior to joining Acme Labs, Stephen acquired 32 years of experience with GDL/Teck. His specialties include Heavy Mineral Separation, as well as, overseeing all aspects of the sample preparation process.

Susie Woo joins Acme Labs as Client Services Manager. With 31 years of experience in sample registration protocol, sample tracking and assignment, client liaison and administration, Susie will be the person to talk to for all client needs.

Having Lucia, Alice, Fred, Stephen and Susie joining the Acme team will enable Acme to provide a greater scope of analysis and service to our client.

Please join us with welcoming them and giving them our support in their new roles.


Alice Kwan
Research Chemist

Fred Lo
XRF Manager

Stephen Tucker
Sample Prep Manager (Vancouver)

Susie Woo
Client Services Manager

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