Robert Newman has spent his 23 year career in a broad range of world-leading high-tech B2B businesses and has managed global R&D and customer support operations with up to $12M in annual revenue. He most recently served as COO of AeroFarms LLC, a start-up company providing capital equipment for controlled environment agriculture. He previously served as Business Manager of Service and Customer Support at Mettler Toledo Hi-Speed, North and as Vice President of Customer Support and Implementation at Moldflow Corp.
Robert Thorne, Chairman and CTO of Mitegen, says “I am absolutely delighted to have someone of Robert’s breadth of technical experience (in injection molding, mechanical systems design and computer modeling), managerial experience and bottom-line business success joining our team. He brings a very broad skill set and an intense focus on excellence in customer support that will enhance our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”
“Mitegen has developed an outstanding line of consumables and accessories for the protein and small molecule crystallography and X-ray diffraction markets. As a result, Mitegen is quickly establishing itself as the provider of choice with the very best tools for scientists and researchers, as demonstrated by excellent sales growth, strong customer support and extremely high customer retention. I am very pleased to take the helm at Mitegen to ensure the tradition of providing the best solutions to customers is augmented by improved operational efficiency and accelerated new product development.” said Mr Newman.