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Introducing “For the Love of Chemistry”
Penned by Connie Hayes, CEO

This year we are reviewing all of our product lines, understanding their history, who uses these items and why, and where research is needed. One of the reasons we are doing this is to honor our founder, Theodore Rains. As the custodian of his library, we have uncovered a wealth of material covering a broad range of analytical methods he employed while working at Oak Ridge National Labs and the National Bureau of Standards/NIST. It is clear from his material where many of our processes originated. But most importantly, Dr. Rain’s passion and love of chemistry is evident throughout.

We’ve organized our review into monthly segments that match the focus presented in our 2019 HPS monthly calendar. If you would like a copy of our 2019 calendar, please contact Matt Parker at

Each month you will be seeing something from us. It might include a bit of history, current methods used, and other associated topical notes. Please reply back with any comments, ideas, photos, or notes of interest. Staying connected to the broader scientific community is beneficial to all of us. Dr. Rains would be proud!

View our current For the Love of Chemistry articles

We welcome Matt Parker to the HPS Family!

We are happy to announce the addition of Matt Parker, Global Sales Specialist, to our HPS family. Matt will be responsible for managing our international and domestic customers. He comes to HPS with over 9 years of sales experience. Most of his experience in sales and account management comes from medical and manufacturing-related customers. He would characterize his sales approach as being strongly influenced by relationship building because he believes it is key to offering an enjoyable, efficient and consistent experience that will win customers over and encourage them to come back. Matt prides himself on effectively reaching his customers with timely communications on products and services tailored to their individual needs.

Matt received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Business Management and in his free time enjoys following Clemson sports, traveling, running, and experiencing everything the city of Charleston has to offer… especially the food!

Matt is looking forward to working with all our customers. If you need to reach Matt, please give him a call at 843-767-7900 x 242 or send him an email at

Join us in welcoming Matt to the HPS family.