Trenton, NJ--Princeton Instruments (PI) has made two recent appointments to its sales and marketing team.
Ravi Guntupalli has been promoted to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Having been a part of the marketing team for the past 12 years, Guntupalli has served as applications scientist and product manager for the company's Scientific Imaging group, and helped to introduce their PIXIS CCD and ProEM EMCCD camera lines. He holds a BS in electronics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani, India) and an MS in biomedical engineering (medical imaging) from the University of Akron (Akron, OH).
The company has also hired Brian Smith, Ph.D., as the new applications specialist for the Spectroscopy group. Dr. Smith brings more than 30 years’ experience as an industrial spectroscopist to the position, having written three books on spectroscopy and worked for many years at Spectros Associates as a spectroscopic trainer and consultant. Prior to that, he worked as an applications chemist at the Digilab division of Bio-Rad. Earlier in his career, Dr. Smith held R&D positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Xerox, and IBM. Dr. Smith graduated with highest honors from Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) with a BS in chemistry, and earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). He will be based at the company's Acton, MA, facility.
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