Ben Frans has more than 20 years of experience in environmental chemistry and analytical quality control. His laboratory experience includes performing sample analyses and data reduction for various analytical techniques including semivolatiles and semivolatiles (GC and GC/MS). Ben also has experience in software development for laboratory information systems (LIMS); and preparation of agency/client specific electronic data deliverables (EDD). He develops internal data evaluation tools using SQL and Visual Basic programming to create custom queries and macros that evaluate the analytical quality control sample data contained in the laboratory EDDs. He has expertise in information management systems and database management.