Pace's Johnny Mitchell to Speak at Association of Environmental Engineering Geologists Chicago Chapter

Pace's own Johnny Mitchell will be lending his expertise at this year's Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists Chicago Chapter event on May 21st. Johnny will be discussing updates in technology and regulation, as well as advances in the environmental arena over the last five to seven years that have resulted in significant changes to programs in several decades. More information on the event is below:

Location:

Francesca’s Fiore
7407 West Madison Street
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
(708) 771-3063

Program Topic: Emerging Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Speaker: Mr. Johnny Mitchell, Vice President of Operations, Pace Analytical National Center for Testing & Innovation

When:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Cocktails @ 5:30 pm
Dinner @ 6:00 pm
Presentation following dinner

Cost:

$35 Members
$40 Non-Members
$15 Students and Professors

RSVP: To stephaniescilingo@gmail.com
By 12 PM Monday, May 20, 2019

Program Topic:
This talk will highlight changes in technology, regulation, and advances in the environmental arena over the last five to seven years that have resulted in significant changes to programs in several decades. Emerging potential contaminants of concern have risen out of these regulatory and technical advances, most significantly the growing emphasis on perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAs).
The most recent Method Update Rule from the USEPA, published final in 2018, made a significant change to the process for determining analytical detection limits. Technology advances include the first major modification to Mass Spectroscopy since the 1980s, resulting in opportunities for sensitivity and specificity not common for the EPA methods historically. Laboratories in partnership with the regulatory agencies are continuing to develop innovative ways to advance environmental analytical chemistry using these newly improved technologies as well as the emerging technologies with liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectroscopy.

Speaker Biography:
Johnny Mitchell is the Vice President of Operations, Pace Analytical National Center for Testing & Innovation (PNCTI), Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
A graduate of David Lipscomb University with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Mr. Mitchell also completed four years post bachelor’s research in Toxicology at the University of Mississippi.

Mr. Mitchell has over 25 years’ experience in:

  • The environmental analytical laboratory fields and analytical data validation.
  • Proficient in both organic and inorganic methods.
  • Expert in groundwater chemistry and petroleum hydrocarbon programs including the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
  • Ground Water Chemistry Workgroup for the EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study.
  • Completed accreditation in Incident Command through FEMA.