The CW Analytical team has the technical ability and relevant experience to help you analyze and develop your medical marijuana product.
Robert Martin Jr.
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Ph.D. Mycology / Botany
Vice President, Business Development
University of California, Santa Barbara
Vice President, Technical Services
B.S./M.S. Physical Chemistry
University of Louisville
Our Executive Team
Robert Martin Jr., Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Robert Martin earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a microbiologist, culminating with his Ph.D. in Mycology at Ohio University specializing in endoparasites. Robert was recruited from university teaching by Kraft Foods in the early eighties where he excelled in Physical Chemistry, New Product Development, and Quality Assurance. After four US Patents and many new products, Dr. Martin moved to Dreyers/Edy Grand Ice Cream where he continued to generate new products and two more US Patents until his early retirement in 2002. Following several years of successful consulting with Con Agra, Nestle, Mrs. Fields, and Coca-Cola, many of Robert’s close friends began to come down with ailments and diseases where medical Cannabis was an alternative. In response, Robert and his early partner John created CW Analytical in 2009 to help ensure the safety of this alternative medicine and to assist in the standardization of QA measures for the evolving medical Cannabis industry. In 2011, along with several colleagues, Robert founded the Association of California Cannabis Laboratories, which has expanded to become the Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories. The mission of the ACCL is to foster cooperation and collaboration between Cannabis labs across North America, as well as to establish inter-laboratory standards and proficiencies. Today, Dr. Martin serves as the COO of CW Analytical and as the Executive Director of the ACCL.
Emily Richardson, Vice President, Business Development
Emily holds a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She conducted a senior honors thesis focusing on how organizations cultivate attachment and loyalty from their members. Her research was recently published in Communication Quarterly, a peer-reviewed, academic journal. Emily joined CW Analytical as the first employee in 2010. She has played an integral role in the growth and success of the business, and now oversees all aspects of client relations, sales, and business development. She is passionate about helping CW Analytical's clients navigate the world of quality assurance testing to create medicinal Cannabis products that are safe, clean, and consistent. She has been actively involved in the California Cannabis Industry Association and currently serves as chair of the Quality Control Committee. Emily has also been a member of the Bay Area chapter of Women Grow since its inception in 2014.
David Egerton, Vice President, Technical Operations
David Egerton earned his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Louisville with a focus on Physical and Analytical Chemistry. His undergraduate and graduate work focused on portable sensors and bio-remediation of pesticides. His introduction to the Cannabis industry came about while working on tissue culture for a bay area clone producer, after which he signed on to work at CW Analytical in 2011. Since that time, he has served as a scientist, laboratory manager and presently as the Vice President of Technical Services. Mr. Egerton has spent considerable time helping clients fine-tune their methods of extraction and infusion, all while developing and refining laboratory SOP's, validating methodologies, and developing strategic partnerships with equipment manufacturers to continually upgrade and expand CW's capabilities and service offerings. David also serves as Quality Manager for CW Analytical and is currently leading the lab through ISO 17025 accreditation.
The CW Analytical Team
University of Montana
Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Chemistry Georgia State University
St. John's University
B.S. Health Education
California State University, Chico
Director of Client Relations
University of Arizona
Client Relations Associate
M.S. Education/ B.S. Environmental Science University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
Client Relations Associate
B.A. Photography Sacramento State University
B.S. Environmental Management and Protection Cal Poly San Louis Obispo
San Diego State University
John Oram, Co-Founder & Consultant
PhD Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. John Oram holds PhD. and M.S. degrees in environmental chemistry and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and bachelor's degrees in analytical chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Oram has spent the last ten years as a research scientist studying the complex physical and chemical processes governing the fate of contaminants in the coastal environment. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and technical reports, and in 2009, Dr. Oram co-founded CW Analytical to establish standardized testing and certification protocols to ensure the safety and quality of medical cannabis.