INTERPHEX created a quick questionnaire to learn more about Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. and the technology they are bringing to INTERPHEX 2015. In this exhibitor spotlight, Lisa Komski, Senior Sales Manager, LAL Division at Wako
Chemicals USA, Inc. answers our questions.
INTERPHEX: Tell us how the company started.
LISA KOMSKI (WAKO): Our company first began as a small
satellite sales office in Dallas, TX (1981) and was later relocated
to our current corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Richmond, VA (1989).
INTERPHEX: How has your company evolved into what it is
LISA KOMSKI (WAKO): Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Wako Pure Chemical Industries,
Ltd. of Japan and began as a small satellite sales office in Dallas,
TX in 1981. Wako Pure, world renowned for its high purity
chemicals, established Wako Chemicals USA to expand its presence in the United States. In 1989, our operations were relocated
to Richmond, VA where we established our new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Today, Wako Chemicals
USA consists of the Specialty Chemicals, Laboratory Reagents,
and LAL Divisions, all of which strive to maintain excellence in
product quality, customer service and customer satisfaction.
INTERPHEX: Can you describe three aspects that have allowed your company to succeed?
LISA KOMSKI (WAKO):
1. Quality assurance. Wako makes use of a quality management system that has been carefully structured on the basis
of knowledge and technology accumulated
over our many years of business in an effort
to insure the quality of our products.
2. Strict compliance with laws and regulations.
Our company is committed to ensuring that
all regulatory requirements relating to our
business are visibly and actively fulfilled
on a continuous basis. The practices,
resources, and activities relevant to the
products that are manufactured, packaged,
labeled, and distributed by Wako Chemicals
USA are compliant to the strictest letter of the law and
carefully maintained in support of our customers, vendors
3. Customer satisfaction. Our company takes great strides to
understand customers' needs and transition innovative products into the market to satisfy those needs. By offering high
quality materials, world class customer service and unique
solutions across a wide range of industry fields, Wako has
worked to become the “one stop shop” for chemical needs
across the globe.
INTERPHEX: What is your biggest success thus far?
LISA KOMSKI (WAKO): Becoming Senior Manager of the
LAL Division where I have successfully branded and launched
our exclusive line of endotoxin-specific LAL products known as
INTERPHEX: What distinguishes your company from others
in the industry?
LISA KOMSKI (WAKO): High quality, high purity reagents
with specialized applications that are
unique to our company on a global
INTERPHEX: What are you looking
forward to at INTERPHEX this year?
LISA KOMSKI (WAKO): Since this will
actually be our first INTERPHEX show, I
hope the conference will provide strong
exposure for our company, new avenues for
sales of our products and opportunities to form
new partnerships within the industry.
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