Meet the Team

We like to think we bring a wide range of knowledge and experience within GPE Scientific. Below you can find out more about us and how best to reach us.

Mr Rob Williams Managing Director View Profile
Mr Rob Williams Managing Director

Rob has been in the Scientific Glass Industry and Life Science Sector for over 50 years. Rob spent 38 years at Jencons Scientific  Ltd, the last 18 as Joint Managing Director and since taking over GPE in 2002 is the current Chairman and Managing Director.

Mr Kevin Doyle Director View Profile
Mr Kevin Doyle Director

An apprenticeship at Jencons Scientific, some 35 years ago, has been the foundation of Kevin’s knowledge and skill in the scientific glass industry . Kevin brought this knowledge to GPE Scientific in 1995 firstly as production manager and latterly as the Director in charge of Industrial Key Accounts and Educational Glassware, Consortia Management and Technical Sales Support.

Mrs Hannah Neville Sales Service Director View Profile
Mrs Hannah Neville Sales Service Director

Hannah has been at GPE Scientific for 13 years and is the Administration and Sales Service Director.

Dr Simon Rainbow Sales Director View Profile
Dr Simon Rainbow Sales Director

Simon graduated from Loughborough University in 2002 with a BSc in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry; his first Chemistry job saw him move to Abingdon in 2004 where he worked at Evotec as a research chemist.  After 2 years at Evotec, Simon moved to Southampton where he undertook his PhD in the field of natural product synthesis under the supervision of Prof David C. Harrowven.

In 2007, Simon went on to gain valuable experience as a synthetic organic chemist at Target Molecules, working on a variety of custom synthesis projects.  Simon has now decided to move his career away from the laboratory and into a commercial role, where he hopes to use his extensive organic chemistry knowledge to develop strong working relationships with new and existing customers at GPE Scientific.

Mr James Lyons North UK Sales Manager View Profile
Mr James Lyons North UK Sales Manager

James graduated from the University of York in 2014 with a Masters degree in Chemistry. He worked in The Netherlands for a year as a research chemist in synthetic organic chemistry and NMR, before working as a Project Manager building chemical reactors in North London. Following his relocation to York, James now uses his experience and passion for the industry as the North UK Sales Manager for GPE Scientific.

Mr Barry Reid UK Sustainable Sales Manager View Profile
Mr Barry Reid UK Sustainable Sales Manager

Barry graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster, London in 1994 and began his career with Unilever, working in their Toxicology division.  

He worked for Novartis Pharma AG as a Laboratory/Purchasing Manager before joining Jencons-PLS as a Capital Equipment Specialist in 2000 (later becoming part of VWR), working closely with Cambridge University and the Medical Research Council.  In 2014 he joined Interfocus as a Business Development Manager, designing and building numerous complete turn-key laboratory projects.  

Barry now heads up our Life Sciences division and offers technical advice on both the instrumentation and the installation of non Cap-ex and environmentally sustainable capital equipment (including full site surveys).

Mr Dee Gill London - Sales Manager View Profile
Mr Dee Gill London - Sales Manager

Dee is a customer centric Sales Manager with 15+ years’ experience providing key account and area management within the laboratory, process and industrial manufacturing sectors. Providing consultative selling with high success in capital equipment and complex project sales across a wide range of industries including Pharma, Biotech, Chemical, Food and Beverage (F&B), Life Science and Academic.

Dee enjoys working as part of a team where he can utilise his commercial background, particularly where it involves project sales or developing long term relationships.

Ms Stephanie Derwent Smith South UK Account Manager View Profile
Ms Stephanie Derwent Smith South UK Account Manager

Stephanie graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2008 with a BSc in Molecular and Drug Design; she continued with her studies, achieving first class honours with a natural product synthetic chemistry focused project. Working as a QC chemist at Penrice Soda she gained valuable industrial laboratory experience. In 2011 she moved her career from the laboratory into commercial sales.

With considerable sales history, she made the move to the UK and brings a wealth of knowledge in the industrial, food & beverage, environmental, pharmaceutical and research laboratories.

Dr Samantha McQuaid Sales Manager - Ireland View Profile
Dr Samantha McQuaid Sales Manager - Ireland

Sam, having completed her degree in Genetics and Cell Biology, went on to graduate from her Phd in viral immunology in 2012, both from Dublin City University. She has since worked as a general laboratory and life science equipment product and application specialist, selling across a wide range of Irish industries, such as Pharmaceutical, Biopharma, Academia, and Food and beverage.

This experience, plus her newly endeavoured MBA in project management, prime Sam to consult and advise in a range of laboratory environments across her network in the Irish market

Mrs Donna Higgs Sales Administrator View Profile
Mrs Donna Higgs Sales Administrator

Donna heads up online and telephone enquiries/orders for GPE Scientific and also deals with sales processing for the business. 

Mr Chris Mann Marketing Manager View Profile
Mr Chris Mann Marketing Manager

Chris brings with him a significant amount of marketing expertise across various industries. Prior to making the move into marketing, Chris gained extensive experience in Sales and Key Account Management - combining his experience and skills gives him a unique and broad understanding of how best to take GPE Scientific to market in its various industries using traditonal and modern marketing techniques.

Specialising in Digital Marketing and graphic design, Chris manages the marketing department, maintains the company website, produces all marketing and promotional material, runs the Social Media Accounts for the business and delivers press releases whilst supporting our Sales Team.

Mrs Sue Malin Financial Manager View Profile
Mrs Sue Malin Financial Manager

Sue has specialised in accounts for 30 years, firstly as assistant to the Jencons Scientific Finance Director and since 2008 as GPE’s finance manager in charge of the sales and purchase ledgers  through to presenting full management accounts. 

Mr Chris Quick Production Manager View Profile
Mr Chris Quick Production Manager

Chris joined GPE Scientific in January 2006. With over 30 years experience in Production , Manufacturing and Quality Management, his experience is pivotal in the continuing expansion and quality driven  production facility.

Chris comments that   "We have a  diverse range of products manufactured in house by a team of skilled, knowledgeable and loyal people, and this coupled with our ISO Quality Management System means our customers have confidence that they will receive a consistently good product . This is borne out by the long standing relationships we have with many of our customers dating back over many years."


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