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My responsibilities for LPD Lab Services include handling the first contact with customers, evaluating their requirements and issue of quotations.
I organise the lab’s response and also project manage larger customer support activities including product and process research and development.
In latter years this work was also for customers outside the organisation involving completely different types of product.
I moved into cathode Research and Development in a technical role and continued to gain experience in project management and project leadership before I became responsible for the management of the laboratory’s 3rd party sales and business and technical activities.
Dr Stephen Jenkins - Managing Director and Surface Analysis Expert I have a Degree (Hons) in Materials Technology which included working for Duracell and GKN and Ph D involving development of XPS instrumentation to understand a paint / substrate interfacial system.After a short contract at NPL working for Martin Seah, I joined Fisons Instruments - VG Scientific (XPS and AES instrument manufacturer) as an Applications Scientist.Immediately following the factory's closure, in October 2009 I led the management buy-out of the laboratory and the formation of the independent analytical and technical consultancy company LPD Lab Services Limited becoming the Managing Director.Despite being the Managing Director and being responsible for all manner of commercial, budgetary, sales and marketing activities, I still conduct a large amount of technical work and write many technical reports.
Successful business growth led to me managing the laboratory as a whole, looking after both internal and external business.
I have over 20 years experience in a diverse range of industries, the use of problem solving, product and process development, project management, decision making tools and have travelled widely on business over my working career.