Retlif Testing Laboratories is proud to announce the election of our Corporate Laboratory Manager, Richard Reitz, to the position of president of National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA).
NACLA is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1998. It was founded by representatives of public and private-sector organizations to provide coordination and focus for laboratory accreditation programs in the U.S.
NACLA’s primary mission is to evaluate U.S. laboratory accreditation bodies (ABs) and to grant recognition to those ABs found to be in compliance with NACLA procedures and the relevant international standards for competent ABs.
This process allows for the exchange of information between ABs which can result in the lowering of accreditation fees. NACLA also acts as a “bridge” between requestors of accreditation programs, accreditation bodies and independent laboratories, to develop meaningful and cost effective accreditation programs.
Richard has been an active Board Member of NACLA for several years and also lead several key committees for the organization.