James has been Vice President of Research and Development at LaMotte Company, located in Chestertown, Maryland since 2012. He holds Patent # 8,734,734 for Liquid Analysis Cartridge, dated May 27, 2014.
From 1990 to 2008, he was the Chief Research and Development Chemist at the company, responsible for the development of new portable reagents, colorimeters, turbidimeters, and spectrophotometers for testing water, soil and air. He coordinated with both internal and external chemists, engineers and product developers. As Director of Research and Development from 2008 to 2012, he directed product development of all test strips, tablets, powder and liquid reagents and meters for LaMotte’s Markets. In addition, he investigated the development of new, unique testing devices and sensors, primarily for the water testing markets.
Mr. Egan, Jr. is a voting member of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance’s (PHTA’s) Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC).
He received a B.A. degree in chemistry with an ACS-certified program at St. Anselms College in Manchester, New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.