The strength of ABS Materials lies in its intelligent and driven workforce. Teamwork is highly valued and ABS team members are chosen for their ability to be strong individual contributors and work with others to achieve exceptional results. This “Can Do” attitude entertained by our team has garnered rapid success and established ABS as an Industry standout.
With a management team comprised of industry-renown leaders, ABS Materials senior leadership combines a wealth of business experience and technical skills. This includes advanced technical and business degrees, extensive research expertise, and significant experience leading start-ups, early-stage companies and mature businesses. The senior team members have experience in a variety of industries, a wide range of company sizes, and global business.
The larger ABS team is also highly technical. Eighty-five percent of the team members have a college degree – most in Science or Engineering – and more than one-third of the team members have an advanced technical degree.
The ABS team provides four key competencies:
1) Development of absorbent medias and application technology
2) Media manufacturing
3) Creation of a wide variety of deployment methods and systems
4) Product development, marketing and sales
The ability to create novel ideas, or modify existing materials in unique ways is a rare talent. The research team at ABS has demonstrated expertise and continues to create practical new materials and innovations. The current products and breakthrough applications described above are all based on the innovative materials science technologies created by the ABS team.
Ability to Execute
Innovative ideas and technology developments are critical first steps, but the ability to create exciting, profitable products and launch them into large markets is also vital. The ABS team – together with experienced industry and business advisors – has the ability to convert technology into products, and take these to market.
Product creation is driven by a blend of expertise in engineering, business development, marketing and sales. The ABS team has these skills, and can also work with others who bring experience and expertise in needed areas. The focus is always on creating products and selling them, and finding the most efficient means to turn innovative ideas into profitable products.
The laboratory is involved in every aspect of ABS business, by supporting innovation, manufacturing and sales. ABS has a solid lab team and dedicated lab spaces with key equipment and work areas needed for all these functions.
ABS has specialized manufacturing facilities and equipment for high-quality volume production of medias and discrete products (such as the Sentinel passive sampler). Every aspect of the manufacturing processes is standardized and documented, including supply chain management, media processing, product assembly, quality control and packaging.
Close control of manufacturing allows ABS to speed product development, minimize production costs, provide short delivery times and maintain a high level of quality control. Also, there is considerable expertise and many trade secrets that have been developed during several years of manufacturing process development and production.