Cheryl Beste

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4331 Chesapeake Drive Charlotte NC 28216

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  • Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from the University of South Carolina specializing in Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy
  • BS in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina with a minor in Mathematics.


  • Over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of industries including agricultural, plastic manufacturing, metals manufacturing, chelating agents and surfactant manufacturing.
  • Previous employers include Syngenta, Unitex, Livent, and Hoechst Celanese.


  • Expert technical skills in the analysis of surfactants, pesticides, biocides, additives and chelating agents.
  • Well versed in complex analysis such as complaint samples, evaluation of raw materials and reverse engineering projects.
  • Have conducted numerous studies under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and performed work in ISO certified organizations.
  • Instrumentation proficiencies include Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Gel Permeation Chromatography, FTIR, Raman, NIR and specialization in non-chromophore detection techniques such as Refractive index and light scattering.


  • Six sigma black belt awarded by ASQ (American Society for Quality)