Applied Spectra, Inc. Appoints Dr. Steve Shuttleworth as New Vice President of Sales

Dr. Steve Shuttleworth, a twenty year veteran of laser ablation and scientific instrumentation, joins the company to provide sales leadership, drive growth initiatives, and accelerate growth

Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading supplier of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation (LA) instruments, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Stephen Shuttleworth as New Vice President of Sales. Dr. Shuttleworth brings more than 20 years of experience in global sales and business development in the laser ablation and scientific instrumentation industries.

Dr. Shuttleworth will provide leadership for Applied Spectra sales force and international sales channel partners.  Dr. Shuttleworth will also work closely with the company’s CEO in developing and refining  strategies for accelerating sales growth in the target markets. In addition, he will lead direct sales regionally in the eastern US.

Prior to Applied Spectra, Dr. Shuttleworth has worked in sales and business development as well as product management roles at both large and small companies in the US, Europe and Asia. These companies include  VG Elemental, Merchantek/New Wave Research, Photon Machines, and Teledyne Cetac. While working for these companies, Dr. Shuttleworth also implemented global OEM and local distribution strategies that align with the long term plan for the companies to drive topline growth and enhance profitability.

“I am thrilled to welcome Steve to our sales team and to have the opportunity to work closely with him on planning and executing on our sales growth initiatives”, said Dr. Jong H. Yoo, CEO & President of Applied Spectra. “During last several years, Applied Spectra has invested resources in expanding product portfolio and strengthening internal sales force and channel partners to position the company for accelerated growth in the key markets.  Steve brings right experience and proven track record for the company to drive these growth initiatives. I am confident that he will provide a strong leadership for our sales team and channel partners.”

“I am very excited to be joining Applied Spectra” said Dr. Shuttleworth, “The team at Applied Spectra is highly experienced and incredibly well respected. The company has a highly innovative product portfolio of LA, LIBS, and Tandem LA – LIBS instruments available to solve a wide range of analytical applications. With the addition of the RESOlution, Alphachron, and RESOchron product line acquired from Australian Scientific Instruments earlier this year, the company now has a full range of laser ablation products as well as an expanded scientific instrument offering. The combination of this extensive product range coupled with our aggressive plan for growth make this a tremendous opportunity.”