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Living Our Values – Quality & Compliance Spotlight: Joel McAdams

Avomeen’s Living Our Values Awards program provides us with an opportunity to celebrate those who exemplify our core values and guiding principles. The Quality & Compliance award recognizes a scientist who consistently demonstrates outstanding compliance and documentation, and the recipient is chosen by the Director of Quality Assurance. We’re getting to know Joel McAdams, who took home this award, in a Q&A session:

For those who don’t know you (yet), what do you do at Avomeen?

I am an Analytical Chemist II here at Avomeen. I am in the Nicotine Product Group, which specializes in detecting and quantitating compounds found within various nicotine products such as e-liquids. In the past, I have also worked in the Innovation and Metals Groups, performing tasks such as product development and elemental analysis.

If you could switch your job with anyone else at Avomeen, whose job would you want?

If I could switch my job with any other person at Avomeen, it would probably be with our sample coordinator. I have always been fascinated by the incredible variety of samples that we get to test here at Avomeen, and I only get to see a small fraction of the samples that we receive.

What’s your favorite thing to do?

I would have to say spending time with my family, whether that involves playing board games, watching movies, or just hanging out and talking together.

What’s on your bucket list?

I don’t really have a bucket list per se, but I would definitely enjoy taking a trip to somewhere such as New Zealand to get to experience the breathtaking landscapes there firsthand.

What are your top 3 life highlights?

Being born, paying taxes, and not dying yet. Jokes aside, I am not really sure that I could select only three moments or experiences as highlights of my life. I will say that I am definitely glad that I was able to come and work at Avomeen. Overall, it has been and continues to be a great learning experience that is simultaneously challenging and rewarding.

Joel is in good company! Get to know all of the Q1 2020 Living Our Values Awards recipients:

Khanh Ngo Courtney, Ph.D., Scientific Excellence

Amy Markowitz, Personalized Service

Haley Hamel, Teamwork & Collaboration