BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leica Microsystems, a technology leader with a 160-year history of providing best-in-class precision microscopy, electron microscopy (EM) sample preparation and digital micro-imaging solutions, announces a strategic expansion in its market representation in the states of Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.
Rick Hirché II and ICMAS, Inc. of Maryville, Tennessee, will be Leica's exclusive distributor for life science and industrial EM sample preparation solutions (ultramicrotomy and nanotechnology) in the three states. Rick will provide expert applications and technology support with the high level of responsiveness that Leica's valued existing and prospective customers demand.
"ICMAS and I are excited to be part of the Leica team. The Leica brand and reputation for product quality is unparalleled and we are very pleased that they have acknowledged our capabilities and background in the market by adding us to their distribution network," says Hirché.
Hirché has a strong background in electron microscopy sales and support, with extensive experience working with customers to deliver scanning electron microscope and focused ion beam milling solutions. ICMAS, Inc. is a family business founded in 1994 by Robert Hirché (Rick's father), with a well-established reputation for scientific equipment sales and marketing excellence.
"We look forward to a close partnership with ICMAS and Rick, along with leveraging their vast expertise in the electron microscopy space. Rick and ICMAS have built incredibly strong relationships with highly satisfied customers, will expand our presence in the US market and allow us to provide an even higher level of advanced imaging and sample preparation service and support to our customers," said Lon Nelson, Director of Sales, Microscopy for Leica Microsystems Inc.
For questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Lon Nelson, Director of Sales – Microscopy, at 224-628-2467 or AppliedMicroscopy@Leica-Microsystems.com.
About ICMAS, Inc.
ICMAS is a representative organization providing sales and marketing for a select group of science and technology based companies. Founded in 1994 by Robert Hirché, ICMAS, Inc. is highly respected by its customers. We serve the research and development community at Fortune 500 companies, major universities, and government laboratories, focusing on engineering, natural sciences, and semiconductor markets.
About Leica Microsystems
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of micro and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. The company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.
Leica Microsystems has seven major manufacturing plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.
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