About Us

Cole-Parmer Vernon Hills HQ

Cole-Parmer is a leading global manufacturer of proprietary products for fluidics, environmental, analytics, lab essentials, and critical research and process equipment for life sciences. We are proven experts in the fields of fluid handling, environmental testing, cold chain monitoring, sample preparation and handling, and chromatography. Our instruments and components have been used extensively in the biopharma, pharmaceutical, life sciences, environmental, and the food and beverage industries for over 65 years.

Our portfolio of unique industry-leading brands includes Masterflex®, Environmental Express®, Ismatec®, Oakton®, PCRmax®, SPEX®, Traceable®, and more. We also partner with a select set of key suppliers with trusted products.

In addition, Cole-Parmer is renowned for offering exceptional service and technical support. Our team of technical support representatives are highly trained product experts with scientific backgrounds and industry experience. Customers rely on this team for help in selecting the right product for their application, troubleshooting existing equipment, and solving regulatory compliance issues.

We also provide a variety of services for your convenience. Look to InnoCal®, an ISO-17025-accredited metrology lab, instrument calibration and repair; Masterflex® Single-Use service for consultation, and custom systems and assemblies; custom cut-to-length tubing, custom probe assemblies, and our OEM team for custom-engineered OEM pump solutions.

Our customers are our number one focus. We are here to serve you and look forward to helping you succeed.


Life at Cole-Parmer USA

Who is Cole-Parmer?  We have been around for over 65 years; our environment is akin to a startup. We are a rapidly growing family of businesses with high-performing teams who strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day. Cole-Parmer is evolving as we continue to grow and expand the business globally. Just like each of us, each location and department has their own personality, but we are One Company, One Team. 

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Customer Focused:  It doesn’t matter if you work in our distribution center, manufacturing or in product development, the customer is at the heart of all we do at Cole-Parmer.

Passionate:  We want people who are passionate about their profession.  You spend a lot of time at work and should enjoy what you do and who you work with.  People who love their work also go the extra mile for customers and their co-workers.

Connected:  We work hard to stay connected to our customers and each other.  It is important to keep the lines of communication open and assume good intent with our co-workers when things maybe don’t go as planned.

Potential:  Everyone has something to contribute. At Cole-Parmer, you are going to work very hard.  If you only want to punch the clock, then this is not the right environment for you.  If you want to be challenged and stretched to learn new things, have an impact on the customer and maximize your potential, then Cole-Parmer is the right place for you.

Collaborative:  It takes many minds working together to exceed our customers’ needs.  You can’t do it alone and we can’t work in silos.  We collaborate to understand issue, organize the right team of experts, and determine the best way to solve the problem.

Participation:  Are you a fitness fanatic?  Join our Wellness Committee.  Is it important for you to give back to the community we live in? See what the Community Outreach Team is doing.  Do you want to positively impact the work environment?  Check out the Culture Club.  There are many more ways to engage and participate at Cole-Parmer.