Broad-Based Companies

Company Announcements

In 2014, sales for Modern Water’s Monitoring Division fell 22.9% to £2.7 million ($4.4 million) to make up 98% of revenues due largely to slower Chinese sales. The firm’s adjusted operating loss widened 5.0% to £5.1 million ($8.4 million).

In March, Tintometer acquired UK-based, trading as DTK Water, a manufacturer and supplier of water testing equipment and reagents.

Agilent Technologies named Daniel K. Podolsky, MD, president of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, to its Board in March, increasing the number of Board members to 10.

In March, JEOL announced the establishment of a new subsidiary in Dubai, UAE, to support the Middle East.

Judges Scientific 2014 revenues declined 3.0% in constant currency to £40.6 million ($66.6 million). Adjusted operating loss fell 10.2% to £7.0 million ($11.5 million).

Halma announced in March the retirement of Neil Quinn, sector chief executive of Process Safety, from the company and the Board.

In April, Xylem named Steven Leung to the newly created position of senior vice president and president, Emerging Markets. He previously served as vice president, Global Sales, Pentair Valves and Controls.

Bio-Techne named N. David Eansor, senior vice president of Novus Biologicals, as senior vice president, Biotech Division, effective April 1. He replaces Kevin Reagan, who assumed the role of vice president, Operations and Product Development, for the Biotech Division.

Effective April 1, Rigaku Americas named Yoichi Yokomizo as president and COO. He previously served as executive vice president and general manager of Rigaku Global Sales and Marketing.

Following the division of its Health & Science Technologies division into two new businesses, Analytical Instruments and In Vitro Diagnostics/Biotechnology, IDEX named Gustavo “Gus” Salem as president of Health & Science Technologies. Most recently, he was president and CEO of SISCAPA Assay Technologies.

Merck KGaA named Udit Batra, CEO and president of Merck Millipore, as head of the combined life science business of Merck Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich, once the acquisition is completed (see IBO 9/30/14).

RainDance Technologies named BioTech-Europe, Diatech Pharmacogenetics, Labgene Scientific and Neo-Science & Group as distributors for Central and Eastern Europe, Italy, Switzerland, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

GE Healthcare announced on its first quarter conference call that Life Science revenue grew 4%. Life Science orders rose 10%, 17% excluding currency effects, due to strong bioprocess orders.

In April, Sigma-Aldrich opened its Asia Pacific headquarters and Cell Culture Technical Center in Singapore.

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