James A. Kane - Founder / President
Jim has over 38 years experience in Laboratory Testing and has been the owner of the company since its creation over 30 years ago. His expertise in Chromatography has allowed him to establish his company as one of the best analytical firms in Oil and Gas studies, as well as an educator to many of his clients whom wish to better understand the science. In addition to his years in Analytical Chemistry, Jim has also spent over 15 years providing research in Desulphurization catalytic processes. This experience has lead to the development of several new catalysts which are currently being utilized in the Petroleum Industry.
Prior to American Mobile Research, Jim worked as Laboratory Director for Caleb Brett International and General Manager of Lab Operations for SGS Control Services. He began his career in Chemistry in 1974, working for the Horvitz Research Laboratory in Houston, Texas. To this day, Jim credits his education at the Horvitz Research Lab as his inspiration to remain in this science and to eventually build his own Laboratory which continues to offer extensive chromatographic analysis to the Industry.
Eric Thorsell - Laboratory Director
Heather Wohl - Laboratory Coordinator
Rick Wohl - Laboratory Supervisor
Arvid Sahlin Jr. - Lab & Field Operator
Pat Frenick - Lab Technician
Steven Schall - Field Technician
Ray Nowakowski - Lab Technician
Scott Musser - Field Technician
Founded in Casper, Wyoming by James A. Kane on April 5, 1984, American Mobile Research began providing basic gas and liquid hydrocarbon testing to the Petroleum Industry. Soon after expanding its analytical services to include detailed sulfur analysis of gas and liquid hydrocarbons, AMR developed the first mobile laboratories in its region providing the oil & gas industry with “real time” analyses.
In 1993, American Mobile Research, Inc. began the first test treater research studies which brought a considerable amount of notoriety to the company. To date, American Mobile Research has worked on the development of over 100 new products used in the industry, leading to many changes in the way samples are taken and analyzed.
James continues to operate as President & CEO of American Mobile Research, Inc. which has since become a leading analytical firm in hydrocarbon and sulfur testing. Providing gas & liquid chromatographic analysis, specialized testing & research in desulphurization processes, and ICP analysis of metals in various catalytic processes.
AMR's client base has grown from national to international, providing testing & research for several major companies in Europe & the UK.