iLab Solutions names Chris Lopes as the New Lead for its Materials Management Product

Chris Lopes, Director of Materials Management Business Unit

Chris Lopes, Director of Materials Management Business Unit

iLab Solutions is bolstering its Materials Management efforts and has named Chris Lopes, former Director of Support, to lead this endeavor. In this role, Lopes will oversee all Materials Management operations, communicating with current and potential customer partners to continue to make sure their needs are met.

Materials Management allows research laboratories to more efficiently keep track of the products they frequently order, use, and reorder. While the software provides lab members with access to a virtual catalog of all the items they may need, it also eases the workload of lab administrators. All orders are now in one place, preventing unnecessary duplicate orders. As many facilities are constantly running through supplies such as gloves, pipettes, and other resources, manually keeping track of orders and inventory can become quite a nuisance. With an electronic management system, that headache disappears.

“It’s very exciting to see Chris Lopes take over our Materials Management business unit,” stated Heather Lorenz, iLab VP Business Development. “In looking for ways to ramp up our Materials Management activity, we needed someone extremely capable behind that wheel. Chris has a proven track record of attention to detail and customer satisfaction, and has a deep knowledge of the product; we couldn’t be more thrilled for him to direct our focus in this area.”

Before leading iLab’s support team, Lopes actively marketed and sold the Materials Management product, meaning his familiarity with the tool is second to none. In addition, his history of dedication to customer satisfaction hints at a great future for iLab’s customer partners.

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About iLab Solution, LLC

iLab Solutions, LLC is the global leader in providing web-based core facility management services to academic research institutions. The functionality includes request management, equipment reservation and usage tracking, project tracking, billing and invoicing, and reporting. iLab has extensive experience providing enterprise-level solutions at major research institutions, including integrations with institutional financial systems and identity management systems. iLab’s dedicated implementation team and full customer support result in high adoption rates. Core facilities across 150 institutions in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region rely on iLab, including universities, hospitals, independent institutes and government labs. For more information, visit