In an industry where one mistake could have catastrophic impacts on priceless research, Tobin Scientific offers the only trained and certified moving team in the country, operating under the strict guidelines set forth in our Department of Transportation issued Special Permits.

Team members are trained and tested in compliance with 49 CFR §172.704 for the transportation of hazardous materials by surface. We rely exclusively on our highly trained, full-time employees who are unified in purpose, to ensure complete chain of custody, continuity and flawless execution. The team is on-call 24/7 from the first meeting through the final phase of your project.

With four decades of experience in innovating the way life science moves, we offer the unparalleled expertise, education and guidance required to protect the life’s work of preeminent researchers, and to ensure the investments in the future made by leading life science research and pharmaceutical organizations.

Kevin Tobin


My father, Gerald, started this business in 1960, and I am proud to call myself a second-generation mover. In 1969, I carried my first refrigerator at the Jefferson Warehouse in Peabody, and I have been in the moving business ever since! Over my forty plus years running this company, I am so proud to have to seen the growth and transformation of Tobin Scientific over that time span. It has been a long, but fruitful journey from household goods and commercial moving to our current standing as the preeminent laboratory relocation and storage specialist in the country. This business has been my life’s work, and having my family involved has been incredibly rewarding. In addition to my brother Keith and my son Brian, my primary partner in this business was my wife, Catherine Jean. We worked so hard to build this business and persevere through some difficult times. Sadly, we were dealt a devastating loss, as Cathy passed in 2014 after a long battle with lung cancer. We work to keep her memory alive with all of our vehicles and uniforms emblazoned with her initials: CJT.

As we look to the future, the landscape is certainly promising. Our proximity to Cambridge, widely considered the epicenter of the biotech / biopharma industry, has enabled us to interact with so many great people over the years, and we are thrilled to be able to continue on this path, helping our clients protect the research they dedicate their lives to.

Brian Tobin

Chief Operating Officer

I have been fortunate to have been around this business for my entire life, and have greatly enjoyed seeing the evolution of our company. Interacting with our clients is certainly my favorite part of the job, and I am able to do that not only on the front-end side, but by also having a physical presence on the project site. I strive to make myself available to our clients, and want you to feel comfortable contacting me with any questions, no matter how big or small! In addition to working here, I spent ten years as a college basketball coach, most recently at Wentworth Institute of Technology. My fiancé Cassie and I recently moved to Gloucester, where we reside with our twins: son Luca and daughter Lena.

Rich Giordano

Director of Business Development

I have been in this business for thirty years, beginning as a laborer while completing my undergraduate studies. After graduating from Bentley University with a degree in Business Management, I moved over to the project management side. I have worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, and am proud to have been here at Tobin Scientific for the past 15 years. I bring a wealth of experience to all of my clients, and will clearly and transparently communicate with each of them to formulate a plan that fits their needs best.

Margaret Emery

General Manager

I am proud to say that I have been “on the move” my entire professional career. My roots in finance and purchasing have provided a firm foundation for my transition to the on-demand sector of shipping. This journey has led me anywhere and everywhere, from local household goods shipping to accommodating national and international transportation. When others can’t or won’t, I pride myself on finding solutions for any opportunity that arises. When moving laboratories, there is a balance that needs to be obtained: a clear sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely manner, but also the diligence to perform each of those tasks correctly. Pairing these will lead to a successful project every time.

I used that sense of balance at home as well: from my Neapolitan mastiff and dogue de Bordeaux to my Min Pin / Chihuahua “goddess”, I have the spectrum covered!

Butch Burke

Dispatch Manager

I am one of the longest tenured employees in here at Tobin Scientific, working in every aspect of the business for over forty years. I worked as a crew leader for decades, running projects with as many as fifty men. I also ran our household moving division, hiring and training our staff to properly pack, load and inventory household goods. For the past fifteen years, I have served as lead dispatch, ensuring that every crew is properly equipped to take care of the project’s task.

A Beverly native, I’ve resided in Danvers for the past 17 years with my wife Jane and daughter Lauren, who recently graduated from Suffolk University.

Bob Prescott

Biorepository Manager

I originally entered the world of IT back in 1986 in the support of numerous computer systems; including Macintosh, IBM XT/AT, VT100/120 terminals along with the networking and communication strategies they included, providing me with a firm underlying understanding of computer technologies, upon which I have built my career over time. This has most recently led me down the bath of facilities monitoring systems, which led me to take the position here at Tobin Scientific. I was able to create a protocol and quality system from the ground up, something that has been very rewarding for me. In addition to managing the biorepository space here, I often travel off-site to consult with new clients and answer any questions they may have.

Brian Fox

Warehouse Manager

I have been the warehouse manager here at Tobin Scientific for over fifteen years, and have been in the industry for close to thirty. I fully understand the great responsibility of receiving and storing a laboratory’s equipment, and treat each shipment with the individual care it deserves. I’m happy to have formed personal relationships with many of our partners and clients, and am excited to continue doing so!

Rob Roberts

Operations Manager

I am proud to say I have worked for Tobin & Sons for over twenty years. I began as a CDL Class B driver, then began taking on more responsibility in handling some of our accounts. After that, I was promoted to operations manager, a position I have held for just over ten years. I do a little bit of everything here: from booking and scheduling projects, to updating and maintaining our DOT compliance. Please feel free to shoot me an email for any booking or scheduling needs!