Edinburgh Instruments Appoints New CEO

Following the acquisition of Edinburgh Instruments Ltd by Techcomp Europe Ltd (25th February 2013), EI announces the appointment of Mark Vosloo as CEO.

Mark joins EI from Oxford Instruments where he has held various general manager and senior commercial roles for the past nine years. Prior to this he has a long and distinguished career in the opto-electronics industry including Linos Photonics Ltd and Horiba Jobin Yvon Ltd.

Mark Vosloo has been appointed CEO of Edinburgh Instruments

Announcing Mark’s appointment, CEO of Techcomp Europe, Chris O’Connor stated, “EI is a focussed manufacturer of high end photonic research systems and we are delighted to appoint someone with Mark’s experience to lead the business into its next phase of growth.  His background and skills are a perfect fit with the dedicated and highly qualified team in Scotland, plus his customer focussed approach will bring a new dimension to our partners and loyal customers.”

Mark Vosloo added, “EI’s reputation for delivering advanced instruments to support some of the most innovative fluorescence lifetime research is renowned all over the world.  With recent investments from Techcomp, EI is poised to add a number of exciting new platforms and technologies and I am excited about being part of the team to deliver these to our customers.”

Mark will be based at EI’s offices and factory in Livingston, Scotland and will take up his post on 1 October.

About Edinburgh Instruments

Formed in 1971, Edinburgh Instruments were formed as the first spin-out from Heriot-Watt University and the first private company on Britain's first University "Research Park”.

Edinburgh Instruments (EI) is located in purpose built 12,800 sq.ft. facilities just outside Edinburgh, where it employs over 65 people. The company is involved in the development, manufacture and sale of a wide range of high technology products. Product ranges include lasers, analytical spectrometers and accessories supplied by the Photonics Division and gas detection and monitoring products supplied by the Sensors Division.

EI has an extensive global distribution network and has a highly prized  reputation for the  delivery of high quality, accurate instrumentation together with one to one customer service support.

About Techcomp Europe Group

Techcomp Europe Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of analytical instruments, life science equipment and laboratory instruments with operations in Europe since 1920.

The Group consists of Froilabo (with factories in France and Romania) that specialises in Ultra Low Temperature technologies, Precisa (based in Switzerland) with a complete range of high precision metrology and weighing solutions and Dynamica (based in the UK) with ranges of analytical and laboratory instruments.

The Group also distributes Hitachi High Speed and Ultra centrifuges in Western Europe.

Products are distributed across Europe with direct support from local factories and commercial teams, throughout Asia from the distribution operation in Hong Kong and across Latin America from a dedicated office in Mexico City.  Techcomp Europe is owned by Techcomp (Holdings) Ltd. Ordinary shares are traded on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) as stock code 1298.

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