Senior Manager, Safety Services & Facilities Operations
Darrell Interess is the senior manager of safety services and facilities operations at LabCentral. Darrell manages LabCentral's general facilities safety programs and the operations of the building systems. He acts as project manager and provides strategic support for renovations and new space build-outs. As an undergraduate, Darrell held internships as a gelatin plant laboratory technician and as a facilities technician at a pharmaceuticals company. Early in his career, Darrell put his loves of science, tinkering, and the environment to work as an engineer remediating groundwater and soil contamination, and as the wastewater division manager with LabCentral founding sponsor Triumvirate Environmental. Darrell holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and geology from Tufts University, along with professional certifications as a maintenance manager and wastewater treatment operator. He wrangles the complicated systems that keep LabCentral functioning so our residents can maximize their science. Darrell is always up for a conversation about bicycles, home landscaping, baseball, hockey, and automobiles (he has attended the Indianapolis 500 eleven times), and he has some of the best (worst?) dad jokes around.
Favorite school science project: “We were given only wire and magnets to build a speaker, then had to find our own materials to wrap the coil and build the woofer cone. You wouldn’t consider the sound of my speaker as high fidelity, but it was neat to listen to the radio on something I made myself.”