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Scion Instruments. (3/21/16). "Press Release: Techcomp Europe Appoints New CEO to Lead Scion Instruments".

Region Region ALL
Organisations Organisation Scion Instruments (Fremont, CA, US)
  Group Techcomp (Group)
  Organisation 2 IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX)
  Group IDEX Corporation (Group)
Products Product SCION GC/MS system
  Product 2 compassCDS™
Persons Person Gillyon, Paul (Techcomp 201603– CEO of Scion Instruments before IDEX + PerkinElmer + Bio-Rad + Thermo Fisher)
  Person 2 O’Connor, Chris (Techcomp 201309 CEO of Techcomp Europe before Barloworld Scientific CEO)

Paul Gillyon has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Scion Instruments, part of Techcomp Europe; a group of companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of analytical systems, life science equipment and laboratory instruments. Paul will lead the Scion GC, GC-MS and chromatography data systems (CompassCDS™) business globally and will be responsible for the various Scion Instruments teams engaged in design, manufacturing, sales and support.

Paul comes to Scion with a wealth of experience in the scientific instruments industry having held executive positions in PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Most recently he was Managing Director of a group of IDEX businesses supplying sealing solutions for high-technology industries. Paul has a reputation for growing businesses and achieving world-class performance in customer service.

Scion Instruments is the most recent addition to Techcomp Europe, having been acquired by the group at the end of 2014. Building on the legacy of Varian GC and GC-MS, Scion develops, manufactures and markets systems ranging from simple stand-alone GC, through to fully configured analysers which are tailored for specific customers’ applications. Scion Instruments has completed a period of re-structuring and opened a new GC analyser configuration centre in the Netherlands, plus a sales and support office in Austin Texas. Paul will now lead future strategic investments in Scion’s GC and GC-MS products and new markets, as well as expanding the functions and compatibility of CompassCDS.

Paul Gillyon commented, “Scion Instruments has assembled an impressive team of GC professionals with extensive technical and application expertise recognised throughout the industry. I’m looking forward to working with our customers and dealers to build on the amazing legacy of the products and establish Scion Instruments as one of the front-runners in the analytical solutions market.”

Chris O’Connor, Chief Executive of Techcomp Europe added, “Bringing Scion Instruments into the Techcomp portfolio has strengthened our ability to offer critical technologies into analytical laboratories. Techcomp Europe brings the benefits of complimentary products to our dealers and customers and we can leverage shared engineering resources and sales channels in many parts of the world. I am sure that Paul’s wealth of industry experience, coupled with the extensive Scion Instruments customer base, plus the strength of the Techcomp Group, will be a winning combination”.

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About Scion Instruments

Scion Instruments designs, manufactures and markets GC and GC-MS systems along with a full range of accessories, consumables and support services. Scion also markets CompassCDS™ stand-alone and client-server chromatography data systems. Scion Instruments has facilities in Livingston, Scotland, Goes, Netherlands and Fremont, CA, USA as well as manufacturing in Shanghai, China. Scion Instruments is part of Techcomp Europe Ltd.

More information about Scion Instruments is available at

About Techcomp Europe

Techcomp Europe Ltd, based in the UK, comprises of a group of European companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of analytical systems, life science equipment and laboratory instruments with, operations dating back to 1920. The Group consists of Scion Instruments – (with operations in The Netherlands, California and Shanghai) experts in Gas Chromatography, Analysers and Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry, Edinburgh Instruments – a leading photonics technology manufacturer, Froilabo – (with factories in France and Romania) specialising in Ultra Low Temperature technologies, Precisa – (manufacturing in Switzerland) offering a complete range of high precision metrology and weighing solutions, Dynamica – (based in the UK), supplying a wide range of analytical and laboratory instruments and Edinburgh Sensors – (with operations in Scotland), supplying end users and OEMs with a wide range of IR Gas Detection systems. The Group products are distributed across Europe with direct support from local factories and commercial teams, throughout Asia out of distribution operations in Hong Kong and across Latin America from a dedicated office in Mexico City. Techcomp Europe is owned by Techcomp (Holdings) Ltd.

Further information is available at:

Techcomp Europe:
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd:
Froilabo SAS:
Precisa Gravimetrics AG:,
Dynamica Ltd:

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