Restek Wins Science Video of the Year Award

Restek’s Nathaly Reyes Garcés, Colton Myers, and Ashlee Gerardi accept the award for Analytical Science Video of the Year

Leading science publisher SelectScience presented Restek with its Analytical Science Video of the Year Award during the annual Scientists’ Choice Awards on March 4. The ceremony was held at the Pittcon 2020 International Conference and Expo in Chicago.

The video features Restek scientists Dr. Nathaly Reyes Garcés and Colton Myers, and Business Development Manager, Ashlee Gerardi, sharing their expertise on cannabis testing workflows and method development.

The video can be found online here:

Now in its 13th year, the annual Scientists’ Choice Awards recognize the new technologies that have had the greatest impact on global scientific advancement. More scientists than ever became involved this year by nominating and voting online.

Last year, SelectScience presented Restek with its Reviewers’ Choice Award for Analytical Science Company of the Year in recognition of the array of positive feedback it received from customers leaving laboratory product reviews on its influential website.

Restek Receives the Operational Excellence Platinum Level Achievement Award at the Avantor Americas Sales Meeting

It was an exciting surprise to hear Restek called to the stage during the Avantor Americas sales meeting in Nashville when the distribution partner honored Restek with a Platinum Level Achievement Award for Operational Excellence.

Within moments, the Restek team was on stage at the Grand Ole Opry standing in the famed circle for photos. The award recognizes Restek for its commitment to enrichment, willingness to work with the Avantor team, quality assurance, and shipping performance.

“It takes everyone at Restek to provide customers, like Avantor, with the Restek Customer Experience,” said Trent Sprenkle, Restek Americas Sales Manager.

Sprenkle also thanked Melissa Decker for the key role she has played in building the relationship between Avantor and Restek as the Americas Distribution Manager.

“This couldn’t have been achieved without the dedication of everyone in the Restek family. Thank you all for your hard work, excellent Plus 1 service, and everyday efforts to support our distribution partners and customers. I am very proud to be part of such a great group of people!” Decker said.

“Melissa and I were lucky enough to experience receiving the award, and it’s times like this when I feel very fortunate and proud to be part of the Restek family,” Sprenkle said.

Chromatography Mastermind Campaign Earns American Inhouse Design Award

Graphic Design USA has presented Restek Corporation with a 2013 American Inhouse Design Award for its Chromatography Mastermind tradeshow materials. Of the 4,000+ entries submitted each year, only the top 15% gain acknowledgment through this prestigious competition. The GD USA contest “is the original and the biggest showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. For many years, it has provided an opportunity for inhouse designers to be recognized for their talent, for the challenges they face, and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions.” Restek is proud to accept this honor and would especially like to applaud graphic designer Barb Roan for her exceptional efforts on this project.

This multi-component Chromatography Mastermind campaign was initially created to publicize Restek’s presence at Pittcon 2013. Specifically, its goal was increasing awareness of the Chromatography Mastermind quiz, which was assembled by technical representatives across the company as a way for customers to test themselves while having fun and learning more about the various presentations being offered at the show. The app, mailer, e-mail, T-shirt, website advertisements, stickers, signage, app, and other pieces were so well received by attendees that the iPad app quiz will now be making an appearance at several other events throughout Restek’s 2013 conference schedule.

If you are a chromatographer looking to test your knowledge with some separation science brain teasers, visit to see where this exclusive app will be challenging analysts next. Restek’s technical experts will also be on-hand to assist you with your chromatography struggles—and of course, Restek products and support are always available at

Mastermind Campaign

Inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Award Celebrates Restek for its Export Activities

2013 Governor's ImPAct Awards WinnerOn May 23, 2013, companies from around the state of Pennsylvania converged at the Hershey Lodge for the first annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards. This prestigious event was conceived by Governor Tom Corbett, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Team PA Foundation to pay tribute to businesses that are creating jobs and actively investing in Pennsylvania. To be eligible, companies first had to be nominated by their representative to the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) program. Then, the merits of each nominee were scored by an independent panel of judges to determine the final winners in each PREP region.

Three representatives from Bellefonte-based Restek Corporation—Shaun Smith, Karen Kishbach, and Nicole Simpson—accepted the Export Impact award on behalf of the employee-owners of Restek. This award comes soon after Restek announced the opening of a new subsidiary in the People’s Republic of China—joining offices in the U.S., France, Germany, UK, and Japan in addition to a distributor network that covers over 100 countries across six continents. As a company that started so humbly in a single room of a business incubator just over 25 years ago, Restek is honored to be recognized for its expansion into a global provider of cutting-edge chromatography products and world-class Plus 1 service.

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Shaun Smith, Karen Kishbach, and Nicole Simpson accept the Governor's ImPAct Award from the 2013 award judges on behalf of Restek. (Photo courtesy of CPBJ/Amy Spangler.)

Shaun Smith, Karen Kishbach, and Nicole Simpson accept the Governor’s ImPAct Award from the 2013 award judges on behalf of Restek. (Photo courtesy of CPBJ/Amy Spangler.)

Restek’s Mike Shuey Receives Accolade From The ESOP Association

We are delighted to announce that Mike Shuey was honored with the 2012 Employee Owner of the Year Award from the PA/DE chapter of The ESOP Association!

Since his first day on the job, Mike has been a fervent supporter of both Restek and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) model. He is a long-time member and current leader of our Employee Owners Communication Team, and his passion has pushed him to routinely promote ESOPs by giving company-wide presentations, helping coordinate our annual shareholder meetings, and educating other employee owners. Extending his involvement far beyond the borders of the Restek campus, Mike is also a regular attendee of ESOP conferences and has been the company point person for communicating with our representatives at the state and federal level.

A 7-year veteran of Restek, Mike Shuey worked his way up from Customer Service Representative to Group Leader and, now, to Domestic Customer Service Supervisor. His rapid advancement is a result of the same dedication and energy that drove him to become one of our resident ESOP experts and earned him this honor.

Our own Pete Rose took home this prestigious award last year, making it two in a row for Restek. Mike and Pete are the embodiment of the principles and core values on which Restek was founded, and we are proud to call them fellow employee-owners.

Congratulations, Mike and Pete!

Mike Shuey ESOP Award

2007 ESOP Company of the Year

ESOP AwardRestek Corporation has been named the 2007 ESOP Company of the Year by the PA/DE Chapter of The ESOP Association at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting on September 19 in Scranton, PA.

The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.

The PA/DE Chapter represents ESOP companies in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

2002 – Paul Silvis Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2002

PA Business Central chose Restek’s Head Coach in the For-Profit, Large Business category.

“Paul’s innovative approach to business and the results speak for themselves. He created a company out of nowhere and has been successful beyond all expectations. Paul epitomizes the model by which many entrepreneurs should compare themselves,” said Todd A. Erdley of Videon Central, one of this year’s contest judges and a recipient of the newspaper’s Entrepreneur 2001 award in the Small Business category.