Former Lincolnton resident Frank Moser was recently appointed to head a national corporation.
Aegis Sciences Corporation, one of the nation’s leading forensic and health care toxicology laboratories, has named Moser, who still has family in Lincoln County, as the company’s president.
“I have a lot of roots in the area,” he told the Times-News recently.
This includes his parents, Bob and Betty Moser, who moved to Lincolnton 33 years ago while he was a sophomore at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, and two sisters. He spent his summers in Lincolnton, in addition to living here following his college graduation while he worked in Charlotte for a year.
Moser, who previously served as Aegis’ vice president of business development, will lead strategic growth initiatives and direct day-to-day operations at the company’s locations in 37 states across the nation.
“Frank has been integral to Aegis’ success for over a decade, and we are delighted that he will assume this leadership position during this era of continued expansion, growth and opportunity for our company,” said Dr. David L. Black, chairman and CEO, in a press release. “Frank’s experience, strategic insight and dedication to our company, clients and partners have helped drive our growth and market position. I’m honored to name Frank president of Aegis in recognition of all that he has brought to our team and look forward to all that he will bring in the years to come.”
Moser joined Aegis in 1999 as director of sales and marketing. He joined the company’s Board of Directors in 2007 and was promoted to vice president of business development in 2008.
Aegis, which was founded by Dr. Black in 1986 as a sports anti-doping laboratory, has experienced consistent, exponential growth over the last decade. Founded with a focus on testing athletes for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Aegis now provides drug and chemical testing services for workplace, post-mortem, crime scene, state and federal programs, food or supplements and pain management.
The company has grown from five employees in 1990 to more than 750 employees today. Aegis’ clients include NASCAR, WWE, 115 universities, Nissan, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., LifePoint Hospitals, LifeWay Christian Resources, Rock Tenn Company and many other organizations that depend on the company’s services to address issues related to substance abuse.
The company has “significant business in North Carolina,” Moser said.
It provides testing for most state schools, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
Of his new position, he noted that he was “very humbled and honored.” He believes there will be a great opportunity for growth moving forward, though he added that he has “tough shoes to fill” following Dr. Black’s leadership.
Prior to joining Aegis, Moser was the regional manager for Parfums de Coeur in Nashville, Tenn., where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of a fragrance line to retailers including Wal-Mart. He also has been a member of Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care and served on the board of the Sales and Marketing Executives Association in Nashville.
Moser earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lenoir-Rhyne.
He lives in Hendersonville, Tenn., with his wife Jan and his two children.