Nick Blandford, Director, Laboratory Operations

Nick Blandford is responsible for technical functions associated with QualiChem’s business. He is responsible for the management and direction of the laboratory, safety management, and supporting regulatory affairs and the Quality Management System. In addition, Nick provides technical support to the Water Treatment Division and the Metalworking Division.

Nick began his career in the chemical industry as a Research Scientist at BetzDearborn (Trevose, PA). His responsibilities included new product and applications development for the water treatment industry and field trial management of new products for industrial water treatment applications. Nick continued his career in the water treatment industry as a Senior Research Scientist with GE Water and Process Technologies, where he led cross-functional teams in the development of new products and applications and provided technical support to sales. Prior to joining QualiChem, Nick served as the Senior Research Scientist at Worrell Water Technologies, where he developed novel disinfection technologies for the treatment of air, water, and surfaces.

Nick received his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and his Master of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. He holds six patents and is a member of AWT.