Rigaku's Tom McNulty appointed Vice President of Materials Analysis

Rigaku's Tom McNulty appointed Vice President of Materials Analysis

The Woodlands, TX — May 8, 2007. Rigaku Americas Corporation is pleased to announce that Tom McNulty has been promoted to Vice President of Materials Analysis. In this new position, McNulty will supervise Rigaku's small molecule crystallography, general purpose XRD, SAXS and general purpose XRF product lines in North and Central America.

The analysis of materials and nanomaterials to determine structure and elemental composition is the unifying concept that brings these product lines together. "The new business unit will concentrate on customers' structural and elemental measurement needs rather than on the products, and will allow customers who need this information to have a number of techniques at their disposal from a single business unit, from a single vendor," McNulty said.

Materials analysis instruments from Rigaku range from benchtop devices, such as the MiniFlex™ II, SCXmini™ and Primini®, targeted at researchers who use X-ray techniques as part of their toolbox of techniques, to high-end instruments with advanced analytical capabilities.

Prior to joining Rigaku as Director of Materials Science in January 2004, McNulty was a product manager for Philips Electronic Instruments and Vice President of Commerce at Bede Scientific. He obtained both his Bachelors and Masters of Arts in chemistry from the State University of New York.

Rigaku—Leading With Innovation

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, X-ray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology. Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacture and support of its analytical equipment. Its products are in use in more than 70 countries—supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial community.

For further information, contact:

Thomas F. McNulty
Vice President, Materials Analysis SBU
Rigaku Americas, Inc.
Tel: (281) 362-2300 x207
eMail: Thomas F. McNulty