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Laurence Nim Swink, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Swink has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the chemical consulting industry

With over 60 years of achievements in chemistry and consulting, Dr. Laurence Nim Swink is a distinguished consultant in the chemical manufacturing industry.

    ENID, OK, October 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Laurence Nim Swink, PhD with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Swink celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With over 60 years of achievements in chemistry and consulting, Dr. Swink is a distinguished consultant in the chemical manufacturing industry. Fascinated by chemistry as a high school student, he began his career by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Wichita State University in Kansas in 1957 and a Master of Science from Iowa State University in 1959. During his time at Iowa State University, he contributed to work on solving crystal structures and microcrystalline analysis, which he cites as a career highlight. Dr. Swink served as a nuclear research officer in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1963, rising to the rank of captain before being honorably discharged.

Dr. Swink concluded his academic career at Brown University in Rhode Island, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry in 1969. While in the doctoral program at Brown University, he studied with chemistry professor Gene B. Carpenter, whom he cites as a significant influence on his professional development. Upon graduation, Dr. Swink began a career with Texas Instruments, serving as a laboratory manager from 1966 to 1978 before becoming vice president of research for Amorphous Materials Inc. from 1978 to 1980.

After serving as an advanced systems manager for the Xerox Corp. from 1981 to 1982 and a senior project manager at Siemens from 1986 to 1987, Dr. Swink leveraged his expertise to transition into consulting. He became president of AZ/TEC Consulting in 1989, working in Tempe, Arizona, area until 1999, when he relocated to Enid. His desire to use his decades of experience with chemistry and industrial research to help companies adapt to ISO 9000 standards was a major driver in his decision to become a consultant. He has now retired and resides in Enid, Oklahoma with his wife, Mary Ellen Beach. In his leisure time, Dr. Swink enjoys golf and is an active member of the Central Christian Church of Enid.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Swink has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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