Markes International Ltd has announced the appointment of highly experienced market development manager Keith Huang as its new Asia Pacific (APAC) regional manager.
Having spent seven years at Agilent Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd, latterly as regional sales manager, Huang comes to Markes with a deep understanding not just of its geographical markets, but also its products and services.
“I know first-hand how respected Markes is in the APAC area,” he says. “The company’s innovative products have a first-class reputation, and there is great potential for Markes’ growth in the region. I am delighted to be brought on board at such an exciting time of expansion for the company.”
Huang will work alongside Markes’ Asia Pacific Sales Manager, Chris Llewellyn, to develop distribution channels and partnerships in APAC territories including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea, which ultimately will mean enhanced service, increased local support and faster order turnaround for Markes’ customers in the region.
“Markes has expanded rapidly over the past three years, especially in Asia Pacific,” says Andy Hardwick, Commercial Director of its parent company, Schauenburg Analytics. “Its expansion is organically enhanced by the inherent benefits of working in tandem with its sister company, SepSolve Analytical.
“SepSolve Analytical and Markes International are both Schauenburg Analytics companies. Markes manufactures and sells instrumentation for sample preparation and concentration, including thermal desorption, SPME, headspace and high-capacity sorptive extraction. It also supplies a comprehensive range of instruments, sampling equipment and supplies that enhance the analytical capability of GC–MS.
“SepSolve provides tailored product and application packages for the analytical workflow process from sampling through to detection, including GC×GC and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF MS), all brought together with powerful software in order to extract maximum analytical data and deliver faster throughput.
“Under the umbrella of Schauenburg Analytics, the two companies have a network of technical centres around the world. This helps us serve the needs of our customers, not just by providing equipment, but also by combining both companies’ deep knowledge banks.
Hardwick concludes: “Last year , Markes won a prestigious award from the UK’s Department for International Trade for its fast growth and expansion into China. Its track record in China is strong and continues to gain traction, with significant growth across a range of industries, varying from environmental monitoring to in-vehicle air quality.
“Now is the time to build on the back of this success and forge new roads into the rest of the APAC region. We are very excited to have such an experienced market development manager as Keith on our team to help us achieve our group expansion plans.”
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Notes for editors
Markes International is a specialist manufacturer of instrumentation for detection of trace-level volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs). Markes has a well-deserved reputation for its application expertise in the field of thermal desorption, supplying a comprehensive range of instruments, sampling equipment and consumables that enhance the analytical capability of GC–MS. Markes’ systems are sold to a wide range of research, government and industrial/service laboratory customers operating in sectors including environmental monitoring, homeland security and forensic investigations, petrochemical analysis, materials testing, and flavour & fragrance profiling. Website: www.markes.com.
SepSolve Analytical is dedicated to helping analysts select the best equipment for GC and GC×GC analysis. The wide range of products offered include SepSolve’s INSIGHT® flow modulator for GC×GC, and sample preparation equipment, robotic autosamplers, thermal desorbers and mass spectrometers with novel soft electron ionisation (EI) capability, from leading manufacturers including GL Sciences, CTC Analytics and Markes International. SepSolve’s application experience is extensive, placing it in an excellent position to advise on getting the best from an analysis – in everything from environmental monitoring to petrochemical analysis and food aroma profiling. Website: www.sepsolve.com.
Schauenburg Analytics is part of the Schauenburg International Group, and provides a forum that allows innovators in industry and academia to benefit from its extensive product development, marketing and sales expertise for a wide range of analytical instrumentation. The ‘knowledge partnerships’ developed under Schauenburg Analytics benefit all stakeholders, by enabling the rapid commercialisation of new products and the development of new market opportunities for existing products. This success is underpinned by its two leading brands, Markes International and SepSolve Analytical, each with a distinct product and customer focus. Website: www.schauenburganalytics.com .