The Prism Team

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Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc. is the leading consultative air testing laboratory in the United States. 


Lester H. Keepper III

Prior to starting Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., Mr. Keepper was the President of CCA, a Hitachi Metals International Company. Over his career Mr. Keepper has been responsible for the development of new products, installation of production systems / facilities, and production of products for several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Keepper has established laboratory and process technology systems for the advanced ceramic, electro-deposition coating, powder coating, and high energy magnet industries. He has also written and established quality control and MIS systems. Mr. Keepper has developed new market applications for air testing and monitoring. This includes applications of TDT Air Scan, FT-IR, and other air scanning technologies. Mr. Keepper received his BA in Chemistry from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL and his MSBA in general management from Indiana University - Northwest.

Alice E. Delia, Ph.D.
Laboratory Director

Dr. Alice Delia is Laboratory Director at Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc. Dr. Delia manages Prism's Data Analysis Group and is the technical lead on all of Prism's air testing products, as well as in the analysis and interpretation of all test data. Dr. Delia received her B.A. in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado. During her graduate studies, Dr. Delia participated in several large-scale air quality field studies. She has extensive knowledge of atmospheric processes and their implications for air quality compliance and safety. In addition, she is proficient in the operation of Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) instruments and performing the chemical profile interpretation of the GS-MS data. Since her arrival at Prism in 2006, Dr. Delia has been responsible for the development and deployment of several new methodologies for air quality testing in homes, including a new testing methodology for tobacco smoke detection using VOC markers. In a previous position as an Environmental Analyst at ASE, Inc., a subsidiary of Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Dr. Delia wrote and presented material to the DOD Environmental Cleanup Office and was involved in the preparation of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program Annual Report to Congress.

Phillip J. Kauppi
District Field Manager

Mr. Kauppi joined Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., in June 1998. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Central Michigan University. Mr. Kauppi's management responsibilities include: Fourier Transform Spectrometry (FT-IR) Analysis and Methods Development, FTIR Applications Support, Field Operations, and Catalyst Testing. Over his career, Mr. Kauppi has performed and managed compliance and industry study programs for the cement, ethanol, and gas turbine industries.

Sarah J. Mack
Business Development Director

Mrs. Mack joined Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc. in September 2006 as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Office Manager in July 2007. Since March 2015, Sarah has utilized her familiarity with Prism's customers and experience in the IAQ realm to fill the role of Marketing Communications Specailist and Customer Service Manager. Prior to joining Prism, Mrs. Mack owned and managed a small business for 2 years. She has over 15 years of experience with customer service, bookkeeping, and cash management. She studied Accounting at Mid Michigan Community College.

Dr. Steve Froelicher
Senior Chemist

Dr. Steve Froelicher is a Senior Chemist at Prism Analytical Technologies.  Dr. Froelicher received a B.S. in Chemistry from Northern Kentucky University and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University.  His thesis work involved the use of Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry to study gas phase ion-molecule reactions.  Steve has worked at Prism since 2011 and his interests include understanding and correlating VOC sources, improving and developing new methods for VOC and semi-volatile (SVOC) detection, and educational awareness of VOCs for the air testing community.  Dr. Froelicher has also been an Adjunct Chemistry Lecturer at local universities for the past twenty years.  He received the Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award at Saginaw Valley State University in 2006 in recognition of excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry.