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Gary Ward Celebrated for Dedication to the Environmental & Cannabis Industry

Gary Ward leverages his expertise as a consultant with GK Ward Associates

Mr. Ward takes the most pride in creating analytical test methods and designing a Quality Assurance program for the Environmental Protection Agency in 1987.

    VANCOUVER, WA, April 05, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gary Ward has been included in Marquis Who's Who. 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.

Drawing on years of expertise in the environmental and cannabis industry, Mr. Ward excels as the president of GK Ward Associates, which specializes in environmental and cannabis testing laboratory consulting services. Through his work, he liaises with laboratories in several states (ie., Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Michigan, and New York), as well as several environmental laboratories and cannabis testing labs in Oregon and California. Additionally, Mr. Ward is an experienced third-party assessor certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

An expert in his field, Mr. Ward holds a master's degree in chemical oceanography from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science. In conjunction with his work, he contributes to the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Association on the board of directors. Previously, he was the administrator of Oregon's Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program between 2011 and 2017. In light of his outstanding work, Mr. Ward received a Plaque Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and was named one of the Top 20 Scientists in Cannabis Testing in 2020.

While his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Ward takes the most pride in creating analytical test methods and designing a Quality Assurance program for the Environmental Protection Agency in 1987. Other standout moments in his life include developing the data J Flag, which he named after his son, and traveling to China to help prepare the drinking water for the athletes in the Beijing Olympics. Mr. Ward has also authored more than 150 scientific publications and helped write the first Pacific test requirements for marijuana. Though hard work and dedication have brought him far in his career, he credits his success to his passion and intelligence. Looking ahead, he intends to continue offering top-notch consulting services to laboratories through GK Ward Associates. Married for over 50 years, Mr. Ward and his wife have raised three wonderful children; one son excels as VP in business, the other is Hospital Supervisor at a major hospital in Washington, and his daughter has a PhD in pharmacy and is a pharmacy manager.

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