Last month, BAL celebrated the 5-year work anniversary for two employees: Helena Vu and Patrick Nye. As a veteran of the industry with more than 20-years of experience, Helena’s technical knowledge, efficiency, and commitment to the highest quality data are indispensable! After many years as an ICP-MS chemist, she was promoted to lead our Metals Speciation Group in 2017. With her big smile, exemplary work ethic, and strong technical abilities, she truly embodies the spirit of BAL. Shortly after Patrick began at BAL he soon proved himself as a key employee specializing in preparing trace metals samples for ICP-MS analysis. He can work through the most complex preparations with a high attention to detail. When he’s not at work, he’s often working on his goat and chicken farm or enjoying time with his son who was born last year. Thank you both so much for all you do to make our company awesome!