Boekel Scientific is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy-Jo Yogmas to President, effective immediately. She is replacing Stephen Christie, who served as President since 2006. Amy-Jo has 17 years of increasingly responsible executive experience at Boekel, including sales, marketing, quality, and operations management roles. In addition to her work with us, she recently was nominated to serve as Vice Chairman of the Laboratory Products Association. We're incredibly proud of her leadership position at LPA and her distinguished work on behalf of the entire laboratory products industry.
Amy-Jo has served on LPA's Board of Directors since 2019. Our Board Chairman Leo Synnestvedt said: We are pleased to promote Amy-Jo to President and know from our experience working successfully with her for many years the energy, vision, and knowledge she brings to the role. We also want to thank Stephen for his dedicated service and wish him much future success. We feel Amy-Jo will be leading Boekel at a time when laboratory research and our equipment are in the spotlight as never before because of vaccine development and treatment research related to the coronavirus pandemic. As President, Amy-Jo will work with all of our people to fulfill the company vision of global leadership in the supply and innovation of life science tools.
Commenting on her new position, she said: I am honored to lead a company with a world-class team dedicated to fulfilling our mission. We will work to supply the research and medical communities with high-quality products that will contribute to improving life as we always have. Boekel Scientific's current corporate-wide goals include expanding research and medical device offerings while working closely with our distributors to benefit patients and researchers. We define our company by the life-saving potential of our products and their ability to serve humankind. We emphasize innovation in our product development and have unmatched quality standards for all equipment and tools bearing our brand name.
About Amy-Jo Yogmas
Amy-Jo is a native of Bucks County, PA, where she and her husband Ed reside today. She has approached every new challenge at Boekel with enthusiasm and a spirit of professionalism. Whether securing Medical Device Manufacturing standard ISO 13485 or understanding our products' use of thermoelectric cooling, she has applied her intelligence and initiative to lead and drive innovation further. She also highly values our people and their contributions, empowering associates, giving them freedom and opportunity to learn and grow professionally.
Some of Amy-Jo's successes at Boekel Scientific have been securing SCOPE approval for our blood banking equipment and managing the development of an OEM blood pathogen detection reagent warming system. She is a visible presence at our trade show booths, pleased to demonstrate the capabilities of our well-regarded plasma thawers or CO2 incubators. About Boekel Scientific Boekel Scientific is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. Founded in 1868, we are a globally known pioneer in the laboratory products industry. Our product portfolio includes lab equipment and medical devices renowned for quality, accuracy, and durability. We proudly design and manufactures in the United States. Our product range includes laboratory incubators, platelet storage and plasma thawing equipment, blood collection devices, tissue flotation baths, laboratory rotators, water baths, dry heaters and incubators, UV crosslinkers, and hybridizer ovens. We also custom-build equipment for our clients with unique needs for specialized items.