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Quorum Technologies appoints new managing director

We are delighted to announce that as from 1 January 2014 Lee Howell has been appointed as the new managing director of Quorum Technologies.

Lee has taken over from David Barnbrook who assumed the role of Acting Managing Director of Quorum Technologies in April 2011 and has now returned full-time to his duties at Judges Scientific.   

Lee will also continue as Managing Director of our sister company UHV Design, with both companies now sharing new factory and offices at Laughton, but operating as separate companies within the Judges Scientific group. 

He has a strong technical (vacuum) and commercial background having worked for the Kurt J Lesker Company before joining UHV Design in 1999 as the company’s Sales Manager. In 2007 following the company’s acquisition by Judges Scientific plc, he was promoted to Managing Director. UHV Design has made substantial progress under his leadership, with a fourfold increase in sales coupled with a significantly enhanced presence within the UHV marketplace, leading to the company being awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade.  

During this time Quorum Technologies has also developed and grown significantly, with the successful introduction of the market-leading Q Series of coaters and PP3010T cryo preparation system 

Lee said: “Quorum Technologies provides next-generation sample preparation systems for electron microscopy. It utilises advanced design and modern manufacturing techniques to maximise performance, ease of use and reliability. Situated in a new, high-tech facility, complete with ISO 7 clean rooms, its professional, customer-focussed team of scientists and engineers are dedicated to the continued development of innovative, world-leading products. I am truly thrilled to be joining such a successful company, for which the future is bright.”