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Senior management appointments announced at Prior

Prior Scientific Instruments has announced changes to its executive leadership team. After seven years with the company, managing director Dr Monika Maintz has resigned and will now be managing a Cambridgeshire-based charity. 

Tom Freda, the current president and CEO of Prior Scientific in Rockland, MA, will take over as CEO of the Prior Scientific Group. Freda has been with Prior since 1993 and will be based at Prior’s offices in Rockland. He will, however, be dividing his time between Rockland and the head office in Fulbourn, UK.

‘We want to thank Monika for her extraordinary accomplishments with Prior,’ commented Tom Freda, president and CEO of Prior Scientific Inc. ‘Under Monika’s stewardship, Prior has developed new products, new systems and new ways of working, enabling the company to develop a much more competitive and solid position in its target markets. The changes she implemented leave Prior Scientific much better equipped to grow and prosper.’ 

At the same time, Stuart Jarvis will take on the role of chief technical officer (CTO), with the additional responsibility for production. Jarvis has also been with Prior since 1993 and previously served as R&D Director. 

In a final change, Simon Smith will take on the role of chief financial officer (CFO), with additional responsibilities for quality, material planning, and inventory. Smith has been with Prior since 2008 and previously served as director of finance. Both Jarvis and Smith will also be responsible for the much of the day-to-day operations at the Fulbourn facility.