Chris Piper Joins Keit as Sales Manager – North America

Keit is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Piper as the new Sales Manager, North America.  Chris comes to Keit with an exceptional 20-year career of technical sales in analytical, process automation and remote sensing technologies. Chris has successfully demonstrated business leadership in managing complex sales to deliver value across the chemical, petrochemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, agricultural and animal-feed industries. His professional background is rooted in supporting industrial manufacturers with process NIR, UV, UV-vis, and other hyperspectral imaging instrumentation.

Most recently Chris has been responsible for regional North American sales, along with managing global channel partners, at Headwall Photonics, tec5USA and Prozess Technologie. Throughout his career, Chris’ success has been driven by providing his clients with improved return on investment through advanced technology.

At Keit, Chris will be managing sales across North America, introducing the rugged IRmadillo process analyzer to key industry markets. He will be responsible for creating new business opportunities and supporting the Keit presence by offering our customers a powerful option for real-time process analysis with the IRmadillo. Chris brings valuable experience with a drive to excel that will benefit our customers, our partners and all our stakeholders.  We welcome Chris to the Keit team.

Meet up with Chris at several of our upcoming conferences.  He will be attending:

  • FEW 2021 (13-15 July, Minneapolis, MN)
  • TAPPIcon Live 2021 (3-6 Oct, Atlanta, GA)
  • SIMB’s RAFT 2021 (7-10 Nov, Bonita Springs, FL)

Contact us to set up a time to meet with Chris.

About Keit Spectrometers & the IRmadillo

Keit Spectrometers provides rugged technology for on-line process analysis of liquids with the IRmadillo.  Based in England, Keit provides clients around the world with a real-time solution for industrial process monitoring.  The IRmadillo’s rugged design enables manufacturing industries to optimize their processes with faster production decisions, saving them time and money.

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Keit Hires Application Scientist Stephanie Wood

Keit is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Wood as the newest Application Scientist in the organisation. As a recent Graduate, Stephanie joins Keit after previously holding positions as an Analytical Scientist at Catalent Pharma Solutions, 3M Health Care and as a Research Technician at P&G (Gillette, UK). Stephanie received an MSc in Pharmaceutical Science and Medicinal Chemistry with Distinction, following from her BSc with First Class Honours in Forensic Science.

Keit is very pleased to have Stephanie join the Application Team with her already accomplished background in analytical techniques, method development, consumer research and R&D product development. In her new role, Stephanie will be responsible for expanding the capabilities of the Application Team with Keit’s technology.

About Keit Spectrometers

Keit Spectrometers provides rugged technology for real-time, in-line process analysis of liquids with the IRmadillo FTIR Spectrometer.  Keit spun out of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, England, and provides global clients with a solid-state solution for industrial process monitoring.  The IRmadillo’s rugged design enables manufacturing industries to make faster production decisions for reduced waste and better resource management.


Keit Hires Application Scientist Dr. Jonathon Speed

30 June 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom:  Dr. Jonathon Speed joins Keit Spectrometer in the role of Application Scientist as the company continues to expand its operations and production capabilities. Previously he held positions as Research & Development Scientist at technology companies Nexeon and Accentus Medical, and FTIR Technical Support Specialist at PerkinElmer. Dr. Speed plans to draw on his industry experience of applied spectroscopy to facilitate development of a wide range of applications for Keit’s technology.

Receiving both his Masters and his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Southhampton, UK, Dr. Speed has authored multiple publications in the field of vibrational spectroscopy for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). Dr. Speed’s areas of expertise include nanotechnology, particle and colloid characterisation, and the use of FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) & Raman spectroscopy in material analysis and in situ characterisation of processes, and has published multiple patents in the field of surface science.

Keit Spectrometers is very pleased to have Dr. Speed join our team for advances in FTIR spectroscopy and industry applications.

About Keit Spectrometers

Spun out of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Oxfordshire, England, Keit’s mission is to bring the analytical power of FTIR spectroscopy to the factory floor, enabling chemical engineering and production staff to make process-optimising decisions in real time. We accomplish this through the careful enhancement of a novel optical design leading to a light- weight, and rugged FTIR spectrometer. Keit’s rugged FTIR spectrometer has no moving parts and is thus inherently robust and vibration-proof. These attributes make Keit’s instrument the ideal process monitoring spectrometer for use in industrial environments.