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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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IRmadillo Receives Ex Certifications for USA & Canada

IRmadillo Ex certificate USA & Canada

Keit’s rugged process analyser certified safe for use in hazardous and potentially explosive environments

Oxford, United Kingdom: Keit proudly announces receipt of hazardous area certification in the USA and Canada for its rugged process analyser, the IRmadillo25 (Model ASM0627). Dan Wood, CEO, stated “Our standard model of the IRmadillo – the IRmadillo25 – has already received ATEX and IECEx certification for outside North America. Now with the Class 1 Division 2 marking, our North American customers operating in hazardous and potentially explosive environments can benefit from the rugged reliability of our analyzer”.

Expanding into the North American market

Dan further explained the significance of the certification “The instruments we have installed at customer locations to date have demonstrated the ease of use and low cost of maintenance that comes from using a process spectrometer with an internally static design. Achieving this certification will allow us to expand our sales further into North America and other jurisdictions that accept this hazardous environment standard”.

Innovation in Process Analytical Technology (PAT)

Dan stated “In manufacturing plants, PAT needs to provide accurate, highly specific metrics without needing complex and costly maintenance”.  He added “We have created the rugged in-line analytical instrument to provide production managers in even the most hazardous environments to benefit from the its ability to provide faster information for better yields and less waste”.

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About Keit and the IRmadillo, an in-line process analyser

Based in the Harwell Campus in South Oxfordshire, England, Keit has created the IRmadillo mid-infrared instruments to provide in-line, in situ process analysis of liquids over a variety of operating environments.  The IRmadillo is built tough with a fixed sampling probe and a vibration-tolerant optical design. It enables real-time chemical reaction analysis of liquids in environments that challenge standard instrumentation.

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