Spectro, Inc., a leading provider of instrumentation and software for machine condition monitoring and preventive maintenance that was acquired by SFW Capital Partners in 2011, today announced the appointment of Brian Mitchell as President and CEO. Mr. Mitchell is a 30-year veteran in the optical instrumentation industry.
Prior to joining Spectro, Inc., Mr. Mitchell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Polychromix, a developer and manufacturer of material analysis and chemical sensing products. Mr. Mitchell played a key role in the growth and development of Polychromix, which was successfully sold to Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010. Prior to Polychromix, Mr. Mitchell served Aeroflex Incorporated as Executive Vice President and COO of the Microelectronic Solutions Group.
"Spectro is the leading provider of critical machine condition monitoring and preventive maintenance instruments, software, and application expertise," said Mr. Mitchell. "The Company’s products are the 'gold standard' in its markets. I look forward to working with the Spectro team to support the Company’s continued success."
Over the course of his career, Mr. Mitchell has led and developed successful market- and customer-driven companies based on a philosophy of speed and execution. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Mitchell led Polychromix’s successful development of its innovative handheld NIR spectrometers that achieved broad adoption across numerous end markets. While at Aeroflex, Mr. Mitchell was a key contributor in growing shareholder value by over $2B.
"We have known and worked with Brian for many years. He is an experienced executive with a highly successful track record leading instrumentation companies in their growth and development," said Roger Freeman, Partner of SFW Capital Partners and a member of Spectro’s Board of Directors. "Brian will provide experience, leadership, and direction to Spectro and build upon the Company’s already strong customer relationships and position in its core machine condition monitoring markets."
About Spectro, Inc.
Spectro, Inc. specializes in analytical tools and software for machine condition monitoring. It is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of oil and fuel analysis instruments to industry and the military worldwide. Industry clients include petrochemical, mining, power generation companies as well as commercial testing laboratories. Spectro's products include the SPECTROIL and Fluidscan lines of spectrometers for wear metal analysis, lubricant degradation/contamination analyzers, particle analysis instruments and complete turnkey systems for oil or fuel analysis laboratories that include all required instruments, software, installation, training and applications support. For more information, please visit www.spectroinc.com.
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