2016 AGRO Division Fellow – Del Koch

koch-dDel A. Koch is a senior scientific advisor with EAG Laboratories. He has been an active member of the AGRO Division for approximately 18 years and has served as AGRO Treasurer from January 2012 through the present, shepherding AGRO through the very large IUPAC Pesticide Congress. He has greatly enjoyed his involvement in AGRO activities and especially his association with all of the generous, hard-working, and gifted individuals who serve the Division.

Del holds a BS in Chemistry from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and an MS in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Dakota. Before joining ABC Laboratories, Del worked at the Grand Forks, North Dakota Energy Technology Center and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis.

Del joined ABC Laboratories in 1980 as a bench chemist, analyzing of crops, soils, and water for trace residues as part of regulatory studies to meet EPA registration requirements in the area of Field Residue Chemistry and Field Environmental Fate. More recently, Del served as a Senior Program Manager, working internally at ABC to develop and improve internal competencies and external communications for ABC’s service line offerings to the agrochemical industry.

Del currently holds the position of Senior Scientific Advisor in the Life Science Division at EAG, Inc. He also serves as a subject matter expert in the area of Residue Chemistry for EAG’s testing facilities in Easton, MD (formerly Wildlife International); Columbia, MO (formerly ABC Laboratories); Hercules, CA (formerly PTRL-West); and Ulm, Germany (formerly PTRL-Europe).

Del has served as a peer-reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He is currently serving as an analytical consultant in the area of trace pyrethroid analyses for an industry task force. He is also a member of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) and has chaired an NAICC symposium.