New Zealand’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Lorrae Taylor as client services manager for the organisation’s Food and Bioanalytical division.
Lorrae Taylor has nearly four decades of nationwide experience working in laboratories, or with laboratories to provide proficiency services testing.
Lorrae Taylor said Hill Laboratories’ client services teams, which are effective in all three of the company’s divisions, are what sets the organisation apart from most other analytical testing laboratories.
“At Hill Laboratories we recognise that clients often have queries about the testing process, so we have strong client services teams to provide guidance on the best testing to meet client’s needs,” she said.
Lorrae Taylor began her career at Bay of Plenty Cooperative Milk Producers Ltd, a Te Puke dairy laboratory where she spent 17 years first as a lab technician and eventually as lab supervisor.
Following this she undertook the role of laboratory manager at multi species processing facility Affco in Rangiuru, where she remained for six years.
When Affco began outsourcing its laboratory work, Lorrae Taylor relocated to Hamilton where she spent the next five years managing microbiological testing laboratory Food Scientific Ltd.
Immediately prior to her new position with Hill Laboratories, Lorrae Taylor worked for 10 years as a microbiologist and then Dairy programme leader for laboratory proficiency provider Global Proficiency.
Two other client service managers complete Hill Laboratories’ Food and Bioanalytical client services team.
Hill Laboratories is a 100 per cent privately owned New Zealand analytical testing laboratory and has three major testing areas: Agriculture, Environmental and Food.
With its main site in Hamilton, the company currently has four sites in the North Island, two in the South Island, and an office in Japan.