January 9, 2024

The AOAC leader has extensive experience in the testing industry

Rockville, Maryland, January 9, 2024 — AOAC INTERNATIONAL Deputy Executive Director & Chief Science Officer Katerina Mastovska, PhD, announced today that Brad Stawick – who has an extensive background and education in biology, food science, and business administration – has been named Senior Director of the Research Institute. Throughout his career, Stawick has worked for multiple global and national contract laboratory providers where he served in senior management roles in operations and quality, specializing in food, environmental, agriculture, and life sciences.

Most recently Stawick has been managing his own consulting business, Stawick Laboratory Management, where he provided all forms of guidance and support to clients in the testing industry, including method validation, collaborative studies, laboratory assessments, ISO standard accreditation, training materials, and more. Stawick has been a member of AOAC for over 20 years and was awarded the prestigious Fellow designation in 2018, and regularly served as an active volunteer. Stawick has also volunteered extensively for A2LA, an AOAC partner, as a Lead Assessor and on various committees and the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL).

“Brad has been a longtime member of AOAC and served in volunteer roles on the Official Methods Board, the Technical Division on Laboratory Management (TDLM) and the Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee (ALACC),” said Mastovska. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and use his extensive food testing and quality control experience to lead the AOAC Research Institute programs.”

Stawick holds a Master of Science in Food Science, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He is a Certified Food Scientist and a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and AOAC INTERNATIONAL.



Founded in 1884 with our beginnings in the USDA and US FDA, AOAC INTERNATIONAL is an independent, non-profit membership association of analytical science professionals in government, industry, and academia worldwide. Our mission is to advance food safety and product integrity through standards, validated test methods, and laboratory quality programs. We publish outcomes, including Official Methods of AnalysisSM, in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL and provide laboratory proficiency testing programs. AOAC also facilitates collaboration and training of scientists and other stakeholders to address challenges with sustainable analytical solutions. For more information, please visit AOAC.org.

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