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ChemDAQ has been working to eliminate workplace exposure
to toxic chemicals for nearly 20 years.
ChemDAQ has been working to eliminate workplace exposure to toxic chemicals for nearly 20 years. Our cutting-edge gas detection systems were initially used in hospitals and medical device sterilization operations in the United States. We have since broadened our reach globally and now serve more than 600 customers worldwide within the healthcare, medical device manufacturing, food and beverage packaging, and protein processing industries.
Our gas detection systems focus primarily on three antimicrobial gases: Ethylene Oxide (EtO), Hydrogen Peroxide (H₂O₂), and Peracetic Acid (PAA). We advocate day in and day out for the safe practices of these chemicals and work alongside government regulatory agencies and trade associations to ensure worker safety.
Throughout our tenure in chemical monitoring, we’ve developed several breakthrough technologies and service-based programs, including:
- E-Cell, a replaceable sensor module designed to effectively monitor EtO, PAA and H₂O₂
- PAA Sensor, the first-ever sensor specifically designed to monitor and measure PAA
- VaporAlert, the first and only water-resistant monitoring system to measure PAA and H₂O₂ in the wet areas of plants
- Sensor Exchange Program (SXP®) - A leading service-based program to routinely ship and equip all ChemDAQ chemical vapor monitoring systems with factory pre-calibrated sensors at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the year to ensure accuracy and reliability of monitoring data
Empower customers to eliminate workplace exposure to toxic chemicals through innovative monitoring and control solutions, industry-leading partnership, and superior safety expertise.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Founder & CEO
David Hilliker is the Founder and CEO of ChemDAQ Inc., where he has worked for more than 25 years to build the business. He has dedicated his life to employee safety, educating workers and employers alike about the dangers of sterilant gasses. He attended Carnegie Mellon University, and prior to founding ChemDAQ, served as the President and CEO of several companies, including MedEquip Services, Inc. and Praesidium Technologies, Inc. David has a biomedical technician license and is known as a trailblazer in the gas detection industry. As President & CEO, he continues to lead ChemDAQ in its mission to eliminate workplace exposure to toxic chemicals through innovative monitoring and control solutions, industry-leading partnerships and superior safety expertise. Along with ChemDAQ, he is also a founder and chairman of a consortium for peracetic acid and other antimicrobials in the aseptic processing and packaging industry.
Alex Hilliker currently serves as ChemDAQ’s Chief Operating Officer, where he leads day-to-day business operations, new product development, and strategic planning for the company. Previously, Hilliker served as a Manager in Deloitte Consulting's Government and Public Services practice, supporting clients at the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, and Homeland Security. Alex earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The George Washington University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Richard Warburton
CTO & General Counsel
Dr. Richard Warburton has been with ChemDAQ for more than two decades and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and General Counsel. He is responsible for new product development, managing the R&D and Engineering teams, developing legal policies, protecting intellectual property and addressing any issues that arise. Richard obtained his BS in Chemistry with Physics and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, and his JD from Duquesne University. Richard spent four years as a post-doc. at the University of Kansas before moving to Pittsburgh where he worked for Draeger Safety and Industrial Scientific before joining ChemDAQ. He has over 20 publications and 30 patents and pending patent applications; and he is also the author or co-author of three books with another one in press.
Director of Account Management
Edie Andres currently serves as the Director of Account Management for ChemDAQ. In this role, she leads ChemDAQ’s day-to-day customer account management operations. She has built successful customer support teams and has excelled in identifying and implementing cross-functional process improvements. Previously, she served as ChemDAQ’s Contracts Manager for nearly 10 years, managing the company’s Sensor Exchange Program (SXP). Edie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Clarion University.
Director of Technical Sales
Matt Chitester currently serves as ChemDAQ’s Director of Sales, where he leads a team of technical sales representatives to position ChemDAQ’s products worldwide. He has been with ChemDAQ for four years and during that time has worked to significantly grow ChemDAQ’s footprint in the industries served. Previously, he worked in sales for Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company for 12 years. Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Robert Morris University.
Zachary Bowers joined the ChemDAQ team in April 2023 and is currently serving as the company’s Production Manager, where he manages day-to-day production for all of ChemDAQ’s monitoring solutions and lead’s the company’s calibration operations for the Sensor Exchange Program (SXP). Prior to joining ChemDAQ, Zac spent nearly eight years with Fresenius Kabi, serving as the Quality Systems Supervisor as well as various engineering roles. Zac holds a Biomedical Engineering degree from Robert Morris University.
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