SP Industries names Chief Marketing Officer


Global provider of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, SP Industries, has appointed Ian Whitehall as Chief Marketing Officer.

In his new role, Whitehall will manage and direct all global marketing for the company’s three divisions – SP Scientific, SP Scienceware and SP Ableware.

Whitehall, who joined SP in 2005 through the company’s acquisition of Genevac from Thermo Fisher Scientific, has served as Chief Sales Officer since 2016.

“Ian has done an outstanding job in shaping and managing our sales and service organisation,” said SP CEO Bill Downs.

“His technical background coupled with his prior commercial roles make him ideally suited to lead our portfolio strategy, including new product development and acquisitions, as well as market strategies and communication programmes.”

Whitehall has 29 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Prior to joining SP Industries, Whitehall held scientific positions at Lonza Biologics and GSK before moving to commercial roles.

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He was European Marketing Manager, Liquid Handling and Drug Discovery with Beckman Coulter; Sales Manager at TTP Labtech; European Business Manager, Life Sciences at Smiths Detection; and Sales Manager for Genevac along with Electrothermal, STEM and Barnstead Europe.