Love of Science Drives a Choice of Career

Lab manager Derek Gormon finds satisfaction in the analytical side of the clean-water business, and in playing a role in protecting the environment

Love of Science Drives a Choice of Career

Gormon, shown with a Hach SD900 automated sampler, believes it’s good for consistency to have the same person always collecting the samples.

Derek Gormon never planned for a career in the clean-water industry. Still, he’s not surprised to find himself as the manager of the laboratory at a wastewater treatment plant.

“I always gravitated toward the science fields,” Gormon says. “I’ve always been a big...

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