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Louise Madden – Chief Executive Officer.

Louise Madden

Chief Executive Officer

Louise joined H.E.L Group from Applied Photophysics where she was CEO, having also held positions as Chief Operating Officer and Commercial Director. Her experience within the analytical instruments field spans more than a decade……

Louise Madden Bio
Paul-Sturgeon

Paul Sturgeon

Chief Finance Officer

Paul has gained wide business experience after starting his career as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. Since then has held CFO positions at organizations ranging from pre-revenue start-ups to established, multinational private equity-backed businesses…..

Paul Sturgeon Bio
Paul-Orange Chief Commercial Officer, sat at his desk

Paul Orange Ph.D.

Chief Commercial Officer

With over 20 years’ experience in R&D and commercial roles at life science organizations, Paul joined H.E.L Group from GE Healthcare Life Sciences. At GE, Paul led regional marketing teams around the world and drove a major e-commerce project for the multinational company….

Paul Orange Bio
Mark Appleton Ph.D. – Director of Product Development Mark joined H.E.L Group in 1991 after completing a Ph.D. at Imperial College London.  In his current role, Mark leads the development team and oversees all aspects of product design and development with strong links into the production and service teams. During his 29 year tenure at H.E.L Group, Mark has been instrumental in the development of almost all of the Company’s products and services, focusing much of his efforts on converting the needs of customers into a pipeline of commercial products.

Mark Appleton Ph.D.

Director of Product Development

Mark joined H.E.L Group in 1991 after completing a Ph.D. at Imperial College London. In his current role, Mark leads the development team and oversees all aspects of product design and development with strong links into the production and service teams….

Mark Appleton Bio
Tony Heywood – Production Manager Tony joined H.E.L Group with 25 years of experience in of cross-sector leadership roles. This includes management roles with global Electronics Manufacturing businesses, such as Eaton.  As well as roles in production leadership, he has delivered many successful Lean and Six Sigma projects , with a strong focus on continuous improvement, including time working for Visa Europe.Tony is focused on driving improved operational efficiency within H.E.L Group, ensuring customers can be better served and staff continually developed.

Tony Heywood

Production Manager

Tony joined H.E.L Group with 25 years of experience in a cross-sector of leadership roles. This includes management roles with global Electronics Manufacturing businesses, such as Eaton….

Tony Heywood Bio
Roy Eggleston – Global Quality Manager Roy started his career in process optimization and scale-up 30 years ago as a Senior Development Chemist at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has spent over 20 years as an integral part of the H.E.L team, overseeing the manufacturing process for H.E.L Group’s wide range of laboratory instruments and tools.  With over 10 years’ experience as Production Manager, Roy has recently taken on the leadership of the Company’s Global Quality function, with a clear focus on continuous improvement of H.E.L’s products and services.

Roy Eggleston

Global Quality Manager

Roy started his career in process optimization and scale-up 30 years ago as a Senior Development Chemist at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has spent over 20 years as an integral part of the H.E.L team, overseeing the manufacturing process for H.E.L Group’s wide range of laboratory instruments and tools…..

Roy Eggleston Bio
Gerard (Ged) Gardner Ph.D. – Sales Director Ged has over 20 years’ experience in senior commercial roles within the chemical, drug discovery and biotechnology sectors.  Following post-doctoral research work, Ged moved to CyBio, where over an 11-year period, he rose to become the Worldwide Sales Director, focusing on capital equipment sales.  Since mid-2010, Ged has held commercial leadership roles at H.E.L Group, where he has overseen the evolution of the sales team.  Ged has been a key player in H.E.L Group’s move into supplying bioprocessing equipment and building a customer base in that market.

Gerard (GED) Gardner Ph.D.

European Sales Director

Ged has over 20 years’ experience in senior commercial roles within the chemical, drug discovery and biotechnology sectors. Following post-doctoral research work, Ged moved to CyBio, where over an 11-year period, he rose to become the Worldwide Sales Director, focusing on capital equipment sales…..

Gerard Gardner Bio
Eric winter

Eric Winter

Vice President Americas Commercial Operations

Based in Austin, Texas, Eric joined H.E.L Group with over 30 years of commercial and leadership experience within the life science and scientific instrumentation industry. After completing his BSc in Analytical Chemistry Eric went on to work at companies such as…

Eric Winter Bio
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Qing (Steven) Chen

General Manager, Greater China

Steven is an experienced commercial GM for scientific instrumentation companies.  Steven joined H.E.L Group with over 20 years’ experience in senior management, including GM roles in the Chinese divisions of Bruker Optics and Nanophoton Corporation….

Qing Chen Bio
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Oh Chee Keat (Brice Oh)

Sales Director, Asia-Pacific

Based in Singapore, Brice joins H.E.L with over 12 years of product management and business development experience in the Asian market. At Fedegari Asia Laboratory Division, he successfully oversaw the company’s breakthrough sale and ongoing growth in the Taiwanese market while driving an increase in distributor sales in India by 500%….

Oh Chee Keat (Brice Oh) Bio
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Rajeev Kumira

General Manager, India

Rajeev joins H.E.L with 25 years of experience in management, business development, strategy, and product consultancy across medical device and diagnostics sectors, specifically in South Asia in companies including Getinge Medical India, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Bharat Serums…

Rajeev Kumira Bio