Steve (Fanyao) Zhang studied Geology in his early career, obtaining his B.S. in Petroleum Geology and earned his M.S. in Petroleum Geology in China. He then taught as an assistant professor in the same field.
Steve came to the U.S and became a research assistant at Louisiana State University, studying sedimentary patterns of petroleum reservoirs. He was a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, specializing in Computer Modeling of Sedimentary Processes. Steve's background in Geology and Mineralogy provided him foundation for asbestos analysis.
As the Laboratory Director, Steve is responsible for assuring that Seattle Asbestos Test, LLC resources are adequately allocated to specific projects, sufficient staffing, equipment, and support are in place, and satisfactory services are provided to clients. Mr. Zhang oversees the Laboratory Manager, the Marketing Manager, the Q/A Manager and all other personal, and makes the ultimate decisions on every phase of the laboratory operations.
As Laboratory Manager, Weilong Tai works under the supervision of the Lab Director, and is responsible for assuring that the clients are getting timely and satisfactory services, the laboratory operations are smooth, all analysts and personnel are performing efficiently, the samples are received, processed, and stored properly, the supplies are maintained at the right level and spent efficiently, and that the procedures are written and followed with the guidelines of NVLAP accreditation. Weilong’s duty also includes assisting the work of the department mangers. Weilong holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Qingdao University, China. Weilong Tai reports directly to the Laboratory Director.