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.

If you need to contact Rob please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

Mr Kevin Doyle Sales Director View Profile
Mr Kevin Doyle Sales 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 Sales Director in charge of an expanding and dynamic sales team  and an ever increasing portfolio of products.

If you need to contact Kevin please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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.

If you need to contact Hannah please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

Dr Simon Rainbow Chemistry Sales Manager (UK & Ireland) View Profile
Dr Simon Rainbow Chemistry Sales Manager (UK & Ireland)

Simon Rainbow is our Southern area sales representative; 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.

If you need to contact Simon please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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.

If you need to contact James, please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

Mr Brian Grieve Ireland Sales Manager View Profile
Mr Brian Grieve Ireland Sales Manager

Brian graduated from Dublin City University in 2015 with a BSc in Biotechnology. He spent a year working for Coillte Teoranta in their Sitka Spruce cloning program before moving away from labatory based work.
He then joined IonOptix - a world leader in Cardiovascular Research equipment, working as an Application Scientist and Product Manager for Europe and hopes to use his experience and knowledge to develop new and existing relationships with companies across the whole of Ireland.

Joining GPE he will be the point of contact for all your needs in Ireland, you can contact him using his email address -  [email protected]

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).

Dr Vimal Parekh South UK Sales Manager View Profile
Dr Vimal Parekh South UK Sales Manager

Dr Vimal Parekh is our South UK Sales Manager, and brings with him experience gained in multiple platforms.

Previously a Team Leader managing the VWR Capital equipment Technical Office, Vimal has also gained valuable laboratory experience as a Senior Scientist at Abzena, producing ADCs (Antibody Drug Conjugates) for targeted cancer therapy.  

Vimal initially worked as a Synthetic Chemist carrying out custom synthesis (mg-kg scale) for Peakdale Molecular Ltd. and also carried out research for Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories.

Prior to working in industry Vimal obtained his BSc (Hons) in Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1st) from Loughborough University and a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from The University of Warwick under the supervision of Professor Martin Wills.

If you need to contact Vimal please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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

Chris is the most recent addition to our team, bringing with him significant amount of marketing expertise across various industries.

Specialising in Digital Marketing and creative design, Chris manages and maintains the company website, produces all marketing and promotional material, runs the Social Media Accounts for the business and delivers press releases.

If you need to contact Chris please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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. 

If you need to contact Sue please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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."

If you need to contact Chris please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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. 

If you need to contact Donna please use the e-mail address listed above for all correspondence.

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