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About Analytical West

Kelly Yoo and Eric Boltz are friends from very different backgrounds. Their lives converged unexpectedly in 2001 when they each relocated to northern California to work for the same company. But aside from their diverse upbringing, they are like-minded people whose honesty, reliability, and work ethic, laid the foundation for long-term mutual respect. As their work relationship evolved into a close friendship, they decided to bring their unique personalities and skill sets together to form what would become Analytical West.

Kelly Jay and Eric started Analytical West out of a garage in Sonoma County, California, in 2002. By 2005, their operations included an office in southern California, and one in eastern Pennsylvania. In January of 2017, AW celebrates its 15th Anniversary, and while a lot of things have changed in that time, their spirit to serve their customers, and their commitment to their core beliefs are as strong as ever. That dedication, along with their combined 50+ years experience in the laboratory industry, have been key to AW’s success and growth despite a very uncertain economic landscape.

To all of you, from everyone at Analytical West - Thank you for your business!

About Kelly Jay Yoo

Upon earning his BS from the University of Illinois, Kelly worked as a process engineer for a major electronics manufacturer in Chicago, eventually transitioning to a role in sales and product support for a major scientific supplier. His current responsibilities include overseeing Analytical West's Corona, CA Office, and providing specialized product support for their fluid handling and chromatography/mass spectrometry product lines.

Outside of Analytical West, Kelly is a devoted husband and father, and is very active in church activities. He has spent time south of the border doing mission work, developing and implementing water treatment programs to ensure clean drinking water for local residents. Kelly also enjoys abalone diving, surf-fishing, and traveling, but most of all, he enjoys time with his beautiful wife, Mindy, daughters Amy and Becky, and niece, Jenny.

About Eric A. H. Boltz

Upon earning his BS from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, Eric worked as a metals chemist for an aerospace materials manufacturer. He left the lab as a Senior Chemist to transition to a technical product support role, spending several years as an ICP-MS Product Specialist for a leading instrument company. His current duties include overseeing Analytical West's Lebanon, PA Office, and providing specialized support for their atomic spectroscopy and plasma/mass spectrometry product lines.

Outside of Analytical West, Eric is a ten-time Ironman finisher and past member of USA-Triathlon Team USA. His racing days well behind him, he now enjoys recreational cycling, golfing, and spending time with his beautiful wife, Gayle, and their boxer dogs, Schultz and Phoebe.