Aster Tekle, Laboratory Manager and Quality Assurance Officer

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Aster is responsible for quality system and assurance practices and maintains VELAP Chapter 45 certification. She evaluates laboratory analytical data and reports for validity, correctness and acceptance criteria according to standard operating procedures, as well as applicable local, state and federal regulations, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements. Aster started at AlexRenew in March 2012 after serving as a quality assurance officer at Xenco Laboratories Environmental Analysis Services, where she processed and completed the laboratory’s National Environmental Laboratory Conference (NELAC) certification. Aster wants the Alexandria community to know that 24/7, 365 days a year, AlexRenew protects drinking water, aquatic life, and recreational uses of waterways. She’s proud of AlexRenew’s efforts to minimize air emissions and reduce other impacts resulting from energy and chemical use.