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Techcomp Appoints New CEO to Lead Scion Instruments

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Paul will lead the Scion GC, GC-MS and chromatography data systems (CompassCDS™) business globally and will be responsible for the various Scion Instruments teams engaged in design, manufacturing, sales and support.

Paul comes to Scion with a wealth of experience in the scientific instruments industry having held executive positions in PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Most recently he was Managing Director of a group of IDEX businesses supplying sealing solutions for high-technology industries.  Paul has a reputation for growing businesses and achieving world-class performance in customer service.

Scion Instruments is the most recent addition to Techcomp Europe, having been acquired by the group at the end of 2014.  Building on the legacy of Varian GC and GC-MS, Scion develops, manufactures and markets systems ranging from simple stand-alone GC, through to fully configured analysers which are tailored for specific customers’ applications.  Scion Instruments has completed a period of re-structuring and opened a new GC analyser configuration centre in the Netherlands, plus a sales and support office in Austin Texas.  Paul will now lead future strategic investments in Scion’s GC and GC-MS products and new markets, as well as expanding the functions and compatibility of CompassCDS.

Paul Gillyon commented, “Scion Instruments has assembled an impressive team of GC professionals with extensive technical and application expertise recognised throughout the industry.  I’m looking forward to working with our customers and dealers to build on the amazing legacy of the products and establish Scion Instruments as one of the front-runners in the analytical solutions market.”

Chris O’Connor, Chief Executive of Techcomp Europe added, “Bringing Scion Instruments into the Techcomp portfolio has strengthened our ability to offer critical technologies into analytical laboratories. Techcomp Europe brings the benefits of complimentary products to our dealers and customers and we can leverage shared engineering resources and sales channels in many parts of the world.  I am sure that Paul’s wealth of industry experience, coupled with the extensive Scion Instruments customer base, plus the strength of the Techcomp Group, will be a winning combination”.