LabWest minerals analysis
Our staff and management...
Brad Whisson, Managing Director Having worked for a range of major mining and laboratory organisations over the past 30 years and established and/or managed 10 analytical laboratories across 5 countries, Brad has wide-ranging experience in provision of minerals analysis services. Brad holds a BSc in Chemistry (UWA) and MBA (La Trobe), and is a Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Association of Applied Geochemists and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
Mary Trutwein, Client Relations Manager Mary has worked in the minerals analysis sector for 27 years, in technical and managerial roles. Mary holds qualifications in business administration and is a qualified lead auditor. Mary's responsibilities include client liaison, quality systems and LIMS management.
Shaun Height, Operations Manager Shaun holds a BSc (Hons) and PhD from Curtin University. A foundation employee of LabWest, Shaun manages daily operations including the sample preparation, digest laboratories and instrumental analysis sections.
Andrew Daly, Lab Manager Andrew has held senior roles with major laboratory organisations in Australia over the past 20 years, and has undertaken laboratory development projects around the country. Holding a BSc in Chemistry (Adelaide) and Diploma of Business Management (Mt Eliza), he is a specialist in instrumental analysis, particularly ICP-OES and ICP-MS, and a Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Glen Whisson, Director With a Bachelor of Business degree (Marketing & Financial Management) and PhD in Aquatic Science (Curtin), Glen is recognised internationally as a Past President of the International Association of Astacology.
Prayadt Wangpen, ICP Chemist Prayadt holds a BSc (Hons) and PhD from Curtin University. Having worked with LabWest for 7 years, Prayadt’s responsibilities include ICP-OES and ICP-MS operation, digest chemistry and quality control.
Robyn Martin, Laboratory Technician With a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, Robyn is responsible for weighing room and digestion procedures at LabWest.
Joey Wangpen, Laboratory Technician Joey is responsible for preparation, weighing and digestion procedures at LabWest and holds a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques.