Animal health firm W.F. Young appoints Michael Carlson as director of quality and technical services; Carlson brings nearly 20 years of contract laboratory and manufacturing experience from roles at Avista Pharma Solutions and MicroTest Laboratories

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 EAST LONGMEADOW, Massachusetts , March 4, 2022 (press release) –

W.F. Young, a global leader in animal health products such as Absorbine and The Missing Link, has announced the appointment of Michael Carlson as director of quality & technical services. In his new position, Carlson will be responsible for all quality control and quality assurance functions required to market the company’s full line of animal health care products. Additionally, he’ll work to support the development of innovative products that enhance the health and wellness of animals around the world.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Michael to the W. F. Young team as our new Director of Quality,” said Jaime McKinley, president of W. F. Young. “Under his leadership, we’re confident that Michael will ensure that our products continue to meet the high standards for safety and efficacy that our customers have known and trusted for 130 years.”

With nearly 20 years of contract laboratory and manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries, Michael brings a wealth of valuable wisdom and practice to W. F. Young. His previous jobs included roles at Avista Pharma Solutions, MicroTest Laboratories, Inc., and Accuratus Lab Services, Inc.

“I am excited to join an organization with a rich history of prioritizing high-quality products for animals and their caregivers,” said Carlson. “The opportunity for innovation is tremendous, and as Director of Quality & Technical Services, I look forward to upholding and continuing to support W. F. Young’s stellar reputation.”

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