New Hire

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.  www.keit.co.uk

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Welcome Richard Salliss as Sales Director

Keit is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Salliss as the new Sales Director.  Richard joins Keit with a solid career in advanced process automation and chemical engineering.  Most recently at Honeywell Process Solutions, Richard has successfully led several sales and consulting teams offering value-added solutions and systems to manufacturers in the Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Refining, Food and Beverage, Mining and Pulp and Paper sectors.  Previous to that, Richard has an established technical background as a process automation engineer with ABB and chemical engineer both in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers including Fisons Pharmaceuticals, Rohm & Haas UK, and Boots Chemicals. With a specialty in the design, implementation and commissioning of advanced process control applications, he has a demonstrated background in solution-based sales combined with scientific and technical expertise.

At Keit, Richard will be leading sales across the key markets in the UK and Europe along with selected territories outside North America. He will be responsible for managing and expanding target markets for Keit’s rugged IRmadillo FTIR spectrometer by offering our customers a powerful option for real-time process analysis.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University and an MSc in Process Automation from Newcastle University. We believe Richard brings valuable experience and capabilities that will benefit our customers and all our stakeholders. 

Welcome Richard to the Keit team.  Meet up with him at several of our upcoming conferences.  He will be attending APACT 2019 (30 April – 2 May, Chester, UK) and PEFTEC 2019 (5-8 May, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Keit Stand #68).

Contact us to set up a time to meet.

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 an in situ 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 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.