Miloslav Sebranek, Laboratory Manager
Miloslav graduated from the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, in 1987 with a MSc in organic chemistry. Directly after his graduation Miloslav was employed by Research Institute of Organic Syntheses in Analytical Department as a research assistant for 3 years before moving on to become manager of dioxin laboratory for the coming 12 years. . In 2002 Miloslav was employed by ALS as manager for the newly established dioxin laboratory and he has since then developed the laboratory into one of Europe’s leading laboratories for dioxin testing with 6 high resolution GC-MS instruments. Miloslav has published a number of papers on matters related to analytical chemistry and dioxin testing and has been invited to conferences around Europe to talk about his experiences.
In his spare time Miloslav likes playing volleyball and in summer he love hiking in Austrian Alps with his family. His big hobby is entomology, especially butterflies.
Olivier Lecot, Business Development Manager
Olivier has been working for ALS since 2000. Originally from France, Olivier decided to do gain more experience in chemistry during his university studies at the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic in Prague at the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals. In 1999 Olivier finished his degree at the University of Sciences and Technology in Lille, France, and served as a Lieutenant in the French Army for a year as a part of national service, only to return to Prague and the Czech Republic shortly after.
Back in 2000, Olivier played a crucial role in developing the business for the laboratory in Prague that today employs around 350 staff. Olivier has also been heavily involved in developing the Dioxin laboratory and has been a key project member for all of the major projects performed in the laboratory.
Today Olivier still work closely with project management but also travels throughout Europe to meet clients and discuss solutions.
As a true Frenchman Olivier is interested in wine. He loves hiking in the Slovenian Alps and swimming in the different seas and lakes he discovers during his numerous trips abroad.
Jaroslav Jurenka, Technical Specialist
Jaroslav has a MSc in analytical chemistry from the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. Following his graduation in 1998 his spent 2 years as a postgraduate at the same university. He was employed by Research Institute of Organic Syntheses in Analytical Department as a research assistant of dioxin laboratory for 2 years. He joined ALS in 2002 as a technical specialist. Jaroslav worked closely with Miloslav to develop the ALS dioxin laboratory into the leading laboratory it is today. Jaroslav’s main focus today is to ensure that the laboratory is working optimally and he can always be found in the laboratory trying to improve processes or analytical techniques.
In his spare time Jaroslav loves fishing, hiking and practices archery.
David Kulhavy, HRMS Laboratory Coordinator
David has a MSc in physical and analytical chemistry from the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. Following his graduation in 2000 he was employed by the Research Institute of Organic Syntheses in Analytical Department as a research assistant of dioxin laboratory for 2 years. He joined ALS in 2004 as an analyst. David’s main focus today is to lead the preparation part of process and he is responsible for support of emission/ ambient air clients with materials.
In his spare time David goes running and cycling. In rainy days he enjoys time with a good book.
ALES LORENCIK, HRMS INSTRUMENTATION SECTION COORDINATOR
Ales has an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Following his graduation in 1997, he was employed by VHL Laboratories as an Analyst in the water management laboratory for 3 years. Ales’s primary focus was the analysis of water samples using GC and HPLC methodology.
In 2000, Ales was employed by Bioanalytika CZ as a GC analyst where his main focus was the analysis of environmental samples using GC techniques.
Since joining ALS in 2002, Ales has specialized as a GC/MS analyst and he currently leads the instrument section team, where he is responsible for 6 High Resolution GC-MS instruments and the measurement of samples.
In his spare time Ales enjoys running, cycling and skiing. He also loves hiking and photography.