Unlocking Environmental Excellence: Empowering Solutions for a Sustainable and Equitable Future.

Criterion Labs is a trusted provider of comprehensive environmental consulting, laboratory testing, environmental training, and inspection services. With a steadfast commitment to integrity, attention to detail, and responsiveness, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional solutions that meet our clients’ needs.

Our team of experts excels in the field of environmental consulting, offering specialized knowledge and experience in areas such as asbestos, lead, mold, and other industrial hygiene issues. We understand the critical importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment, and we work closely with local and national organizations to provide them with educated environmental consulting services.

With a focus on precision and accuracy, we employ state-of-the-art laboratory testing techniques to ensure reliable results. Our advanced facilities and cutting-edge equipment enable us to conduct thorough analyses and assessments, empowering our clients to make informed decisions regarding environmental risks.

At Criterion Labs, we take pride in our ability to deliver tailored solutions that address the unique challenges faced by our clients. By combining our expertise, commitment to quality, and dedication to customer satisfaction, we strive to be the trusted partner organizations turn to for their environmental consulting needs.

Our Management Team

  • Michael Panepresso

    Vice President of Operations

    Mike serves a crucial role at Criterion as our Director of Field Operations. He offers support and guidance to the team with the aim of achieving operational excellence. He is our foremost expert in asbestos and knows almost as much about lead and industrial hygiene, supervising and managing asbestos, lead and indoor air quality projects, drafting proposals, providing cost estimates, developing plans and specifications, construction management and project quality control.  Mike has been in the environmental consulting field since 1988 and with Criterion since 1995.

    Contact Michael Panepresso
  • Andrew Schwab

    Laboratory Director

    Andrew is Criterion’s Laboratory Director and is responsible for aligning the lab’s objectives with strategic priorities. Andrew leads a team of scientists that execute a diverse set of analytical methods in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and accreditations. Andrew has been with Criterion since August of 2015.

    Contact Andrew Schwab
  • Jim A. Weltz, CIH

    Founder, Retired

    Jim founded Criterion in 1986 and still gets excited when talking with clients about solutions to their occupational health and environmental issues.  He has over 45 years of expertise in industrial hygiene and environmental regulations.  Jim has been ABIH certified (CIH) in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene since 1983.

    Contact Jim A. Weltz, CIH

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