Category Archives: David Mazawa

On the Road Again

Technical Support Chemist, Maria Ofitserova

Maria Ofitserova, Senior Research Chemist

Kevin McKeown, Sales Manager

Kevin McKeown, Sales Manager,

Rudy Suez, Customer Service Manager

Rudy Suez, Customer Service Manager

David Mazawa, Technical Support Chemist

David Mazawa, Technical Support Chemist


Pickering Labs was extremely excited to start hitting the trade-show circuit again, after an enduring a LONG absence since Pittcon 2020. Our Customer Service Manager, Rudy Suez, and Technical Support Chemist, David Mazawa, attended the NEMC Conference in Bellevue, WA in early August. Our Senior Research Chemist, Maria Ofitserova, and Sales Manager, Kevin McKeown, attended the AOAC annual show in Boston in late August. It was a joy to see our customers face-to-face (mask-to-mask?!) again and do a reintroduction of our Onyx PCX instrument. Upcoming shows where you can see Pickering Labs include ACIL in Long Beach, CA in early October and AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) in Raleigh, NC in mid-November. 

Kevin McKeown
Sales Manager
Pickering Laboratories, Inc.
1280 Space Park Way
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Phone: (302) 229-5928

CES 2016… wait, what?

That’s right, Rebecca and I attended The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This massive show takes over Las Vegas for a whole week. Many of our Product Testing Solutions customers were going to be exhibiting at the show, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to meet our current customers and see if we could interest other companies in our Product Testing Solutions as well. We saw many cool devices being displayed. Drones, virtual reality rigs, augmented reality goggles, fitness tracking gadgets, and smart fabrics were all well-represented.

We decided to focus on the wearable technology section of the show. Any device or material that is worn on the human body would benefit from design testing or quality control testing with our Product Testing Solutions. Wearable technology companies already use our artificial perspiration solutions to see how their electronics or materials will tolerate constant contact with the human body. We have received feedback from customers that testing with our artificial perspiration solution will give different results, when compared to testing with just water. After testing with our artificial perspiration solutions, our customers are confident that their device or material will be able to withstand the harsh environment of the human body.

We met lots of passionate people promoting their awesome products. Many of these people thought we bottled actual perspiration! By the end of the day, Rebecca and I had walked over 7 miles so it was certainly possible for us to collect our own perspiration… However, Pickering Laboratories does not collect actual perspiration. We manufacture artificial perspiration and other body fluids according to industry standard protocols and our own proprietary formula for eccrine perspiration. No humans are harmed in the making of these products.  


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David Mazawa
Technical Support Chemist
Pickering Laboratories, Inc.
1280 Space Park Way
Mountain View, California 94043 USA
Phone: 650-694-6700 ext. 710