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Ocean Optics Expands Indian Operations by Appointing India Sales Manager

MUMBAI, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ocean Optics (www.oceanoptics.eu), the industry leader in miniature spectroscopy and optical sensing, is glad to announce the appointment of Mr. Hemchandra Sane as its new Sales Manager in India.

Photo: http://halmapr.com/oo/HemchandraSane.jpg

Based in Mumbai, Mr. Sane will expand Ocean Optics' current sales network to further improve local service and support for its valued customers in India. In his role, Mr. Sane will help and guide both customers and distributors in introducing Ocean Optics equipment and provide support with installation and training. Ocean Optics' product range includes miniature spectrometers, light sources and accessories used in universities, R&D labs and industrial online process applications. Mr. Sane will be supported from Ocean Optics' European Sales & Applications Engineering Centre in the Netherlands.

"Having sold more than 200,000 spectrometers, we understand how important it is to be close to the customer and we have seen an increasing demand in India for our products," said Marco Snikkers, Ocean Optics' Sales and Marketing Director EMEA. "Our products are unique as we can bring spectroscopy to the sample, enabling many new applications in the field, such as monitoring water quality and air pollution, and also in process lines where the high speed aspects play an important role in increasing quality levels and yields," he added.

A seasoned sales executive, Mr. Sane has two decades' experience working for various Indian and British companies selling engineering products into India. He joins Ocean Optics from Grainger India, where he worked with various large industrial companies. Prior to that, he was the Sales Manager for RS Components and Controls India.

He has a BE in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Marketing Management, both from Mumbai University.

"India is a tremendously exciting market for spectroscopy, with increasing research and development activity and plays a large part in our continuous growth of the company," explained Richard Pollard, Ocean Optics' President. "Ocean Optics' expansion into this region, beginning with Mr Sane's appointment, will improve support for our customers and partners throughout India," he added.

About Ocean Optics:

Headquartered in the USA, Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 200,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics' extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, OEM components and sub-systems, optical fibres, metrology products and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

Website: www.oceanoptics.eu

About Halma:

Halma p.l.c. is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. A public company listed on the London Stock Exchange, it has over 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and health.

For further news about Halma in India and to subscribe to the Halma India RSS News Feed please visit our news blog.

For more information please contact: Hemchandra Sane, India Sales Manager (Ocean Optics,)+91 9819301256, hemchandra.sane@oceanoptics.com

Website: www.halma.com

Primary Media Contact: Mr. Kuniyur J. Srinivasan, srini@halma.com, 91-22-67080400

Secondary Media Contact: Mr. Damian Corbet, damian.corbet@halma.com, 44-1494-789152

SOURCE Ocean Optics




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