Meet Our Leadership Team

POLARIS Laboratories® was formed by a unique group of individuals whose vast experience and expertise in the industry created a company focused on results. Since opening in 1999, the company has grown exponentially, both in people and production size.

As we’ve grown, talented new individuals have joined our team, each providing their own expertise. While they have different roles, their end goal is the same. Learn what drives these individuals every day.

Partners


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Debshaw brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and business management experience to the POLARIS Laboratories® senior management team. As a senior business consultant to Indiana University-Purdue University’s Small Business Development Center for five years, Debshaw was instrumental in developing and implementing loan programs for minorities, securing more than $20 million in business financing. Two years after joining POLARIS Laboratories® was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Debshaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management and finance from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

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White has more than 25 years’ experience in laboratory testing, production and management. White spent two years developing applied methods for coal liquefaction at the Kentucky Center for Energy and Research. With the Remote Bar Coding Facilities Research and Development Site for the U.S. Postal Service, White’s primary focus was quality, accuracy and turnaround time. This knowledge and experience has provided the fundamental framework for the POLARIS Laboratories® Quality System and is the backbone of POLARIS Laboratories®’ ISO 17025 A2LA accreditations since 2003. White holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville.

Leadership


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Charlie joined the team in 2009 as the Director of Laboratory Operations before transitioning to Director of Global Operations. Using his expertise, Charlie ensures our global sites are all performing at the highest possible standard and level of compliance.

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Robin leads a team of ten data analysts as they analyze customer samples, providing maintenance recommendations and technical customer support. Joining the company in 2005, she understands every facet of the business and can provide detailed insight on testing oil, coolant and diesel fuel. Robin holds both an Oil Monitoring Analyst I (OMA I) and a Certified Lubricant Specialist (CLS) certificate through STLE.

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Glover brings more than 17 years’ experience in third party commercial testing and extensive information technology experience to the POLARIS Laboratories® senior management team. Glover was a key supporter of executive leadership during the sale of Sherry Laboratories to Element Materials Technology. After integration, he assumed ownership of a project to integrate the Laboratory Information Management Systems of 22 global locations. Glover holds a Master of Business Administration in Information Technology from Miami University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Economics from James Madison University.

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michael-desanto

With more than 25 years of experience in communications, Michael leads the company’s account management, application development, creative services, customer service, event management and lead generation teams as they work to execute their company objectives and improve the customer experience. Michael is experienced in providing strategic direction and growth for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer enterprises and clients.

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As the application development manager, Ryan oversees open-source development and IT Operations. Harnessing the ingenuity of his team, Ryan spearheaded the development of the HORIZON® app and the DataConnect system. As program manager, Ryan works to develop innovative technology with the intent of improving the customer experience.

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For more than 15 years, Jessie has provided strong leadership while executing a program designed to improve customer experience. Jessie is an effective manager who uses her skill in business to implement a number of successful process improvements to ensure POLARIS Laboratories® exceeds customers’ expectations.

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Lisa has been the company’s accounting manager for more than ten years, managing the company’s largest accounts and providing sound financial advice to team members as they plan for their yearly budgets.

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