Company History

Midwest Laboratories opened its doors for business on May 15th, 1975 and grew under the direction of Kennard Pohlman, founder of Midwest Labs, and his partners. Second-generation owner and CEO, Brent Pohlman, operates Midwest Laboratories today.

The lab currently provides analysis for soil, plants, pet food, animal feed, food and beverage, alcohol, compost, fertilizer, fuel and environmental samples. Driving smart decisions has been our passion since 1975, and we aim to continue to do this by recruiting talented individuals.

The mission of Midwest Laboratories is to drive a positive impact on the lives of our employees, clients, and communities. Midwest Laboratories is an ISO 17025 and NELAP accredited lab. Operating a 14-building campus headquartered in Omaha, NE. Our vision is to provide reliable and defensible third-party testing services to the Agriculture, Nutrient Management, Pet Food, Animal Feed, Environmental, Food and Beverage, and Fuel Industries. In operation since 1975, we aim to be the trusted name in the industry that delivers science like no one else in the world, through innovation, teamwork, and dynamic service.


Kennard Pohlman

Brent Pohlman   
Owner & Chief Executive Officer

Our Executive Leadership Team

Midwest Labs is led by a diverse executive leadership team with over 20 years of experience in the lab setting.

Brent Pohlman   
Owner & Chief Executive Officer
 Dana Burkey   
Chief Strategy Officer

Amy Gizinski   
Chief Business Operations Officer

Our People

We are constantly looking forward, pushing our internal processes to meet and exceed new standards, gain more accreditations and provide precise and customizable data. This means working with all of our employees to accelerate the purchase of new instrumentation and develop new methods that meet the constantly evolving needs of our clients.

Our Management Team ensures that all systems are in compliance with the necessary accreditations and certifications to guarantee the highest quality of analysis possible. Midwest Laboratories has over 140 employee and continues to build on its rich 40+ years of service.

Interested in joining our team? View our current openings >

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