James Schmidt Joins SP Industries as Senior Vice President of Sales for Scientific Division

James Schmidt Joins SP Industries  as Senior Vice President of Sales  for Scientific Division

Release Date: May 11, 2018

Warminster, PA – May 11, 2018Brian Larkin, CEO of SP Industries, Inc. (SP) has announced the appointment of James Schmidt as Senior Vice President of Sales for the company’s SP Scientific equipment division.  “James is an accomplished senior level sales executive with proven results in developing channel management strategies to sell varied product lines. He brings with him a wealth of experience in integrated business processes and planning, as well as a proven ability to lead international sales teams that produce top line results” stated Larkin. He went on to add, “We have recently restructured the equipment sales organization to provide better customer focus with dedicated teams serving pharmaceutical, life sciences and  industrial applications. James has successfully led direct and distributor sales organizations in the scientific laboratory and pharmaceutical space and we look forward to the benefit of his expertise, leadership and vision as we continue to bring technological innovation and equipment reliability to a growing base of customers around the world.”

SP Industries Scientific division includes their market leading Hull® production freeze dryers, PennTech® aseptic processing equipment, VirTis® pilot and benchtop freeze dryers, FTS® thermal equipment, Genevac® evaporators and Hotpack® stability rooms and chambers, and scientific glassware washers. In accepting the appointment, Mr. Schmidt stated, “SP’s focus on consultative selling, education and partnering with thought leaders to innovate equipment and technology is a customer-focused strategy that delivers differentiated value and positions the organization for continued success and longevity. They have a depth of professional sales talent with great technical expertise and I am looking forward to leading the group in achieving our business goals.”

Most recently Schmidt served as the Head of Pharma/Biotech Sales, North America, for MilliporeSigma, a subsidiary of EMD Merck KgA and over fifteen years in sales leadership roles during his tenure at MilliporeSigma, as well as Promega and Steris.

He holds a BA in Business Administration – Marketing from the University of South Florida, Tampa and is a certified global trainer for Miller Heiman Strategic Selling and Conceptual Selling and Executive Impact. Schmidt resides in Waunakee, Wisconsin with his wife and their two children.


About SP Industries

SP Industries, Inc. (SP), is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, research, pilot and production freeze dryers, and aseptic processing drug manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and specialty glassware. SP’s products support research and production across diverse end user markets including pharmaceutical, scientific, industrial, aeronautic, semiconductor and healthcare.  The company’s three flagship divisions (SP Scientific, SP Scienceware and SP Ableware) include market leading brands Bel-Art, FTS Systems, Genevac, H-B Instrument, Hotpack, Hull, Maddak, PennTech, VirTis, and Wilmad-LabGlass, and represent over 400 combined years of experience, quality and innovation. SP is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania and has production facilities in the USA and Europe.


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