President & CEO, Mr. Rodney “Beau” Mears

Mr. Rodney “Beau” Mears has over twenty-nine years of laboratory manufacturing and analysis experience. He is currently the President and CEO of Northeast Laboratory Services (NEL), a Maine based microbiology, chemistry and media manufacturing laboratory serving numerous companies and businesses both locally and internationally. NEL employs approximately 70 people.

Formerly, Mr. Mears held the following positions: Vice President and Board Director with Binax Laboratories, a manufacturer of medical kits in the pulmonary field; General Manager of Meridian Biomedical, a manufacturer and analyzer of allergy and allergy therapeutics in Austin, Texas; and Director of Operations and Systems Integration at Ventrex Laboratories, a medical device contract manufacturing services provider.

Mr. Mears has participated and instructed in many Indoor Air Quality seminars including “Strategies for Conducting Meaningful Microbial Investigations”. He holds a degree in Business Administration and has attended and taught various courses over the past twenty-nine years. While in Texas Mr. Mears studied Biology and Chemistry at a local community college.

Industry Affiliations

American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC
American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
The Indoor Air Quality Council
Maine Indoor Air Quality Council
American Society for Microbiology
National Association of Environmental Professionals
American Management Association

Community Service Affiliations

Honorary Co-Chairman, Business Advisory Council of the National Republican Congressional Committee
Past Board of Directors Member, United Way of Mid-Maine
Board of Directors Member, Kennebec Valley Community College
Board of Directors Member, Teague Center