About Vista Diagnostics
In alignment with our mission, we believe that relationships are of key importance in any business. We’ve remained a small business so we can focus on growing relationships with our customers and vendors. This helps keep our operating costs down so we can provide the best service and pricing.Vista contracts with individuals and companies as necessary, to achieve our goals. We constantly evaluate new antibodies, materials, and procedures in order to ensure we are promoting the highest quality tests possible.We are also committed to partnering with non-profit organizations in support of their field work.
Vista Diagnostics International LLC (Vista) is an expansion of Vista Laboratory Services, which was founded by Ian Buchanan in 1995. He is the director of research and development at Vista and has an extensive career in the diagnostics industry. He also spent 15+ years supervising microbiological and clinical chemistry laboratories.Under Ian’s guidance, Vista has developed rapid tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, Chagas disease, Chlamydia, Malaria and Dengue fever, as well as specialized veterinary tests. The knowledge processes for making these tests has been transferred to companies in Scotland, France, South Africa, Argentina, India, and Indonesia, thus broadening their global reach.
David Herrild serving you as Vista Laboratory Services, is responsible for Sales and Fulfillment. David grew up in a family run veterinary practice in northern Wisconsin. As a child growing up in his father’s clinic, he was exposed to a laboratory environment. David was routinely responsible for performing a battery of tests such as worm, infectious disease, and Heartworms. His father assisted in the development of the first heartworm tests in the northern United States. David has spent the last 30 years in the health care and hospitality industries honing his communication, process improvement and customer service skills. As the brother-in-law of Vista founder, Ian Buchanan, he has been a part of the Vista business family since its inception.
LouAnn Hepp brings her strong interpersonal and international business skills to Vista. She worked as a teacher and behavior specialist for 20 years. Stemming from her travels to Southeast Asia in 1996, she spent two summers living in Indonesia researching handicrafts and founded Village Art, a wholesale business specializing in importing unique home accessories.As a result of her 12 years of doing business in the villages of Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, she saw firsthand how infectious diseases affect mortality rates and pose a severe economic burden on the villagers. She consequently changed her focus from supporting villages with much-needed markets for their handicrafts to developing rapid diagnostic tests, essential for better healthcare in remote areas.