Meet the Team
Jay Hardy, CLS, SM(NRCM)
In 1980 my original partner and I began to make culture media for a single local hospital. At that time our only intention was, besides survival, to produce a high quality product with unbeatable service at a reasonable price. More than 31 years later, our goals remain exactly the same; even though we are now very grateful to service over 6,000 laboratories nationwide. As a Clinical Laboratory Scientist with hospital experience, I have attempted to remain sensitive to the needs of today’s microbiology community, since I know how disappointing it can be when the laboratory is let down by one of their vendors. Consequently, we continually strive to find new ways that our company can grow and evolve to be of better service to the laboratorian.
I am excited about the future as we increase our manufacturing capabilities to include a better selection of rapid test methods, new prepared media formulations, and a growing line of dehydrated culture media. New opportunities for exporting overseas have encouraged us to expand and enhance our manufacturing facility. Domestically, we are pleased to have completed our nationwide network of distribution facilities (now totally eight) so that most customers will enjoy overnight ground shipments of our products.
Another area of expansion has been our website. It is our desire to offer a website that will be helpful and informative to our customers, so that they can easily place orders or access any technical data that they may need.
As for me personally, when I’m not thinking about microbiology, you’re likely to find me jogging, hiking, gardening, trap shooting, or attempting to keep up with my two boys, Dylan and Jared.
I hope that you will feel free to email me with any comments or suggestions that you may have. We at Hardy Diagnostics are constantly looking for ways that we can improve our service to those in the laboratory.
Telephone: 805-346-2766 ext. 5674 (voice mail)