Notable Alumni: David Metzger

CEO and president, Accelerated Analytical Laboratories

  • Category: Notable Alumni
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 15
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science/Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College – 2014

David Metzger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2014 and since then he’s been combining his education in science with a talent for business as a “serial entrepreneur.” 

Metzger now leads several science-focused companies within the pharmaceutical and clinical lab settings: Accelerated Analytical Laboratories, Accelerated Clinical Laboratories, Accelerated Hemp Laboratories and Titan Laboratories. 

These laboratories employ more than 350 scientists, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and support personnel in Wisconsin. Metzger also finds time to partner with local high schools to build interest in STEM learning for female students through three-week shadowing opportunities at his laboratories. 

Currently, Accelerated Clinical Laboratories is contracted by the state of Wisconsin to provide COVID-19 testing services, processing approximately 20% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 tests weekly. The company has also recently launched a testing initiative for K-12 schools.

Metzger has also established a field collection service in which Accelerated Clinical Laboratories took on the sampling duties of the Wisconsin National Guard, allowing the Guard to focus on its next mission of distributing vaccines. 

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