By Michael Pickering
I first had the pleasure of knowing Laszlo through our mutual involvement with AOAC (far longer ago than I’m willing to admit). I admired his technical knowledge, and the excellent ways in which he represented the interests of his home state of Montana, his lab there, and the AOAC organization as a whole.
Laszlo first started working for Pickering Labs twelve years ago, and my professional admiration for him blossomed into a lasting friendship. My wife and I have many fond memories of visiting Napa and Yellowstone with Laszlo and his wife Sondra, and over the years we have had the pleasure of hosting them several delightful times in our home.
Laszlo has been a valuable member of our team here at Pickering, too. His insight is unmatched, and we have benefited so much from his tireless travel on our behalf. I have always known that Pickering Labs is well represented by Laszlo, and I particularly enjoyed traveling with him to AOAC International 2009 in Philadelphia and watching him work firsthand.
So, I propose a toast to Laszlo Torma! Congratulations on your retirement! You will be greatly missed, and thank you for your hard work and warm friendship.
The Pickering team raise a glass to Lazlo on Friday, December 12, 2014:
(L to R): Jim, Wendy, Fidel, Sareeta, Mike, Michael, Ed, Tony, Anita, Maria, Gloria, Rebecca, Diana, Gabriela, Severo, Jay, Saji, and David (behind the camera)