Carl CraigCarl Craig serves as a Managing Director for 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions. He brings over 20 years of business experience from the analytical instrument, laboratory and medical devices industries. Carl is uniquely positioned to lead our team in the science and medical device sectors.

Dr. Craig most recently served as President of Environmental Resource Associates (ERA) where he was responsible for leading this post acquisition $15M privately held company to become a $60M division of Waters Technologies (NYSE:WAT). ERA is one of the leading providers of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) and Proficiency Testing (PT) products to thousands of laboratories around the globe and across multiple industries. Prior to that he founded a life science company that was successfully transitioned to a wholly owned subsidiary of ERA. Carl’s experience also includes serving at the executive level in Quality Assurance as well as Sales and Marketing functions.

Vision and the realization of a well stated vision are key success factors for Carl. He has managed acquisitions from both the buy and sell side and understands the critical nature of linking great scientific and product knowledge into a clear vision to optimize client outcomes. Carl has a strong international background with operating experience in over 80 countries around the globe.

Dr. Craig received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara and served a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California Berkeley. He is active in his community serving as a volunteer firefighter from 2001-2006 and is Founder and Club Director for a junior girls volleyball program. Carl is an active Colorado outdoor enthusiast and enjoys cycling, skiing and snowboarding.

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