Scott Hanton is the editorial director of Lab Manager. He spent 30 years as an industrial chemist and business leader. He had roles of general manager, laboratory operations manager, and chief scientist for Intertek Allentown. He previously held the roles of research scientist, laboratory supervisor, and section manager at Air Products & Chemicals. Through these different roles, Scott developed expertise in laser science, polymer mass spectrometry, analytical characterization, expert witness, people leadership, and business management. He earned a BS in chemistry from Michigan State University and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott is an active member of ACS, ASMS, and ALMA.