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Ernest P. Williams, President, Lab Director

Along with Sharon Williams, Ernest Williams founded ACS Labs in 1976 in Houston, Texas. Ernie graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1963 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Additional chemistry training was received in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967. Using high tech instrumentation, ACS has developed procedures for analyzing Mercury and Arsenic in petroleum matrices. ACS has developed procedures for phase separation technology in soil remediation, product purity, and assaying precious metals and ACS has been successful in developing test methods and analyzing trace metals in pharmaceutical DNA and various tissue samples for the pharmaceutical and bio-medical industries.


In cooperation with Robert Newman, Ph.D., of M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, and Alan Forster, Ph.D., of Shell Research and Development, Williams obtained a patent for using the ICP-MS for trace metals analysis in bio-medical applications. ACS has collaborated with other companies by providing chemical research and analysis for the developmental stage of client projects.


  • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Sharon Williams

    Sharon Williams is co-founder of ACS Labs, Inc., along with Ernest Williams, and acts in the capacity of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Laboratory Manager

    Philip Williams

    Philip Williams has been employed at ACS Labs since the mid-1990's and has experience in areas of sample prep and instrumentation. Philip works with instrument manufacturers to further develop and perfect procedures for analysis. He works with clients of ACS to deliver required detection limits and other required parameters. Philip has the capability to perform instrument demos for instrument manufacturers' prospective clients in the area.
  • Sample Coordinator, Accounts Receivable

    Marva Mason

    Marva Mason has been employed by ACS Labs, Inc., since 1994, and acts in the roles of sample coordinator and accounts receivable. Previously she was employed at Tenneco, Inc. (now El Paso Natural Gas), for 16 years in Governmental Affairs and Insurance & Loss Control. Marva coordinates all samples submitted to ACS for analysis, and has responsibility for billing, accounts receivable, customer service, as well as website maintenance, pricing, brochures and other laboratory literature.
  • Associate, Precious Metals

    Carter Boggus

    Carter Boggus has joined ACS as an associate in precious metals projects. Carter is located in Denver, Colorado and has numerous years in the precious metals industry.