At our core, we delight in projects that positively impact the world in which we live.
When Don Olson founded Global FIA in 1992, our focus was on Flow Injection Analysis (FIA) and Sequential Injection Analysis (SIA). In recent years, our focus has shifted into the larger field of laboratory automation. Our mission is to work alongside key personnel in the scientific community to aide their research and development through the automation of the mundane.
Our business extends from the supply of turnkey systems to consulting services. We also maintain a broad range of componentry related to fluid handling at the microliter scale and linear motion systems to automate laboratory units of operation. We work with our customers to add value to the final design and ensure that our customer's expertise is woven into the project structure and the final product.
Global FIA has established an international customer base that extends onto every continent and into various business sectors and academia. Our global customer base is served from our Fox Island location in the Pacific Northwest.
Ph.D. (Analytical) University of Pretoria.
Graham’s involvement in Global FIA has advanced flow-based technologies such as Sequential Injection Analysis, Zone Fluidics, and more recently, flow-based Synthesis, and involves instrument design, method development, manufacture, and marketing. He and the team at Global FIA delight in meeting customers' needs, particularly when ideas are inspired by designs found in creation. Specific areas of technical expertise include the application of Zone Fluidics and SIA to real-world problems, instrument design, and product development.
Graham began his career in South Africa where he worked for 13 years at Mintek - a government research laboratory for the mining Industry where he reached the position of Assistant Director of Analytical Science.
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Illinois Postdoctoral Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories, specializing in numerical modeling with application to fluid dynamics and mass transport in complex media.
At Global FIA David heads up the software development effort using LabVIEW and is the Product Manager for the FloPro-Sampler. He is also involved in component design and first-line support for our milliGAT pump.
Daniel is responsible for the manufacture, testing, and repair of most Global FIA products. He also manages the development and manufacture of all linear motion systems. Additionally, he assists with R&D, CAD, 3D printing (FDM and SLA), and shipping.
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) University of Washington, Seattle.
Daniel handles a majority of the 3D drawing and modeling at GlobalFIA. He also handles development and manufacture for the FloDx Sensor range, FLUMI, and GlobalOS, with experience in C++, AutoDesk Eagle, SolidWorks, 3D Printing (FDM and SLA), and Python.
Daniel is also responsible for the development and upkeep of this website.
Sharon was educated as a Highschool math teacher but has spent most of her working career as a book-keeper. In addition to maintaining the company’s books, she runs the company’s office and oversees shipping. She immigrated to the United States with her husband, Graham and family in 1995. She delights in being accurate in her record keeping and has developed an efficient method of keeping the company’s records.
Ph.D., Purdue University
Post Doctoral Fellowship UCLA and the Ørsted Institute in Denmark
During a 30-year career at Shell Development, Don pioneered the application of FIA/SIA to process analysis and advanced to the position of Senior Staff Research Chemist. Upon retiring from Shell, Don founded Global FIA to develop and market FIA and SIA technology. His leadership laid a solid foundation and helped steward Global FIA to become an innovative product and development technology company.
Our main office is located on Fox Island in the Pacific Northwest. Our manufacturing facility is in Gig Harbor also in the Pacific Northwest.