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Martin Tricarico Named to Lead SP Scienceware Sales

PRESS RELEASE
March 13, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shirley Miller
shirley.miller@spindustries.com - 1-800-423-5278
SP Industries

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Martin Tricarico Named to Lead SP Scienceware Sales

Warminster, PA - March 13, 2018 - Brian Larkin, CEO of SP Industries, Inc. (SP) has announced the appointment of Martin Tricarico as Senior Vice President of Sales for SP Industries Scienceware and Ableware divisions. Tricarico who has an extensive leadership background in life sciences and related markets from start-ups to multinational corporations that include GE Healthcare, has been tapped to lead the sales and customer service teams covering catalog and OEM sales for Wilmad-LabGlass, Bel-Art and Maddak brand products.

In making the announcement Larkin stated, "Martin has an impressive track record in developing and executing strategic plans focused on building core strengths, maximizing ROI and leading the market. We look forward to the benefit of his expertise and vision as we continue to passionately deliver confidence to our customers by providing researchers with innovative, solution-based labware for today's workflows."

SP Scienceware offers a diverse product portfolio of 9000+ items that include Wilmad-LabGlass glassware and nmr/epr tubes and accessories, as well as Bel-Art and H-B Instrument brand labware for sample handling including racks, bottles, desiccators, thermometers and more. SP Ableware is the leading U.S. manufacturer of Aids for Daily Living (ADL) products. In his new role Tricarico will be focused on maximizing established channels, driving customer focus and development of new and non-traditional routes to market for catalog products as well as the companies extensive OEM and custom capabilities within instrumentation, life sciences and industrial applications.

In accepting the appointment, Tricarico noted "SP Scienceware brands have a well earned reputation for providing outstanding value. The diversity of the portfolio which extends from absolute necessities to pure innovation that drives improved research results is unique in the market. SP's ability to lead conversations and the new tools for research and production, coupled with their worldwide distribution capabilities provide an exciting opportunity. I look forward to working with their sales team and the entire SP organization to build on their brand value."

Most recently Tricarico was Vice President of Sales for SIO2 Medical Products Advanced Lab Consumables Division and has held commercial leadership roles at GE Healthcare, Whatman Ltd., Amersham Biosciences and others. He holds an M.S. in Biology from Drexel University and completed his undergraduate work in Microbiology at Rutgers University. Tricarico will be based out of SP Industries Wayne, NJ office and resides in Piscataway, New Jersey with his wife and five children.

SP Industries, Inc. (SP), is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, a full line of research, pilot and production freeze dryers, and aseptic processing drug manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and specialty glassware. SP's products support research and production across diverse end user markets including pharmaceutical, scientific, industrial, aeronautic, semiconductor and healthcare. The company's three flagship divisions SP Scientific, SP Scienceware and SP Ableware offer market leading Bel-Art, FTS Systems, Genevac, H-B Instrument, Hotpack, Hull, Maddak, PennTech, VirTis, and Wilmad-LabGlass brands, and represent over 400 combined years of experience, quality and innovation. SP Industries is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania and has production facilities in multiple states in the USA and Europe.

For more information on SP, visit www.spindustries.com.

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Announcing Brian M. Larkin as New President & CEO

PRESS RELEASE
March 7, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shirley Miller
shirley.miller@spindustries.com - 1-800-423-5278
Bel-Art - SP Scienceware

SP Industries Announces Brian M. Larkin as New President and CEO

Warminster, PA - March 7, 2018 - SP Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of Brian Larkin as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 19th, replacing William (Bill) Downs who recently retired.

Mr. Larkin brings to SP broad experience as a senior executive having spent the last 27 years in commercial and executive leadership roles in the medical device industry. Most recently he served as Vice President and General Manager for Becton Dickinson's US Diabetes Care business and prior to that was Senior Vice President and General Manager of LifeCell Corporation.

Image:  Brian M. Larkin, President and CEO of SP Industries

Before that Mr. Larkin spent 16 years at Integra LifeSciences Corporation where he served in a variety of executive roles including President of the company's NeuroSciences Division and President of the Spine and Orthobiologics Division. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ - DYNT).

"I am honored to join SP Industries as our new President and CEO," said Mr. Larkin. "The company has an exciting portfolio, innovative technology pipeline and superb team of experienced professionals. They've done a tremendous job developing and bringing together market-leading equipment, apparatus and labware to create exceptional value for our customers. I'm looking forward to building upon that successful legacy and guiding SP to an even brighter future."

SP Industries Chairman of the Board, Bill Roller stated, "We are truly appreciative of Bill Down's dedication and thoughtful leadership of SP. As we move forward, we are confident that Brian's proven success in managing complex businesses, building high performing teams and delivering sustainable results make him ideally suited to lead our diverse business."

SP Industries, Inc. (SP), is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, a full line of research, pilot and production freeze dryers, and aseptic processing drug manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and specialty glassware. SP's products support research and production across diverse end user markets including pharmaceutical, scientific, industrial, aeronautic, semiconductor and healthcare. The company's three flagship divisions SP Scientific, SP Scienceware and SP Ableware offer market leading Bel-Art, FTS Systems, Genevac, H-B Instrument, Hotpack, Hull, Maddak, PennTech, VirTis, and Wilmad-LabGlass brands, and represent over 400 combined years of experience, quality and innovation. SP Industries is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania and has production facilities in multiple states in the USA and Europe.

For more information on SP, visit www.spindustries.com.

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2018 Press Room

PRESS RELEASE
February 8, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Stortz
estortz@belart.com - 1-800-423-5278
Bel-Art - SP Scienceware

Take the Guesswork Out of Brewing with New Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometers

Wayne, NJ-February 8, 2018  - A good beer or wine doesn't happen accidentally. Variables such as temperature and sugar content need to be continually monitored before, during, and after the fermentation process to ensure the desired results. New DURAC® Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometers from SP Scienceware monitor fermentation from start to finish and provide invaluable data points within either a commercial or home brew setting.

"When crafting beer and wine, knowing the initial quality of your mash or wort can be critical to the success of the process. The Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometer not only helps to determine the beginning quality of the mash or wort but can also provide indicators of when variables such as temperature and sugar content should be changed," says Kathleen Hanek, Senior Product Manager for SP Scienceware. "Although the entire process can be completed using only specific gravity measurements, the triple scale makes it easy to know at a glance what the sugar content is (brix) or the potential alcohol by volume. These hydrometers help you to achieve the desired results, plus give you the option of three different styles."

The glass design is the industry-standard and provides inexpensive fermentation monitoring for both the seasoned professional and home brew beginner. The shatterproof style, designed with the home brewer in mind, features a unique easy to read, flat surface design on an all plastic body which removes the risk of contamination due to breakage. The polycarbonate model provides glass-like clarity combined with shatterproof strength to eliminate the risk of contamination due to instrument breakage, perfect for a demanding industrial application or the home brew aficionado.

Industry-standard glass style beer and wine hydrometer (B61807-7100) has a suggested list price of $7.99. Unique shatterproof plastic style hydrometer (B61800-6100) has a suggested list price of $16.99. Finally, the polycarbonate model (B61800-6000), has a suggested list price of $39.96.

For more information on the DURAC Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometers, or  the complete line of laboratory offerings from Bel-Art – SP Scienceware, call 1-800-423-5278, email info@belart.com or visit www.belart.com. To download catalogs from any of the SP Scienceware brands (Bel-Art, H-B Instrument or Wilmad-LabGlass), visit www.belart.com/catalogs.

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Research, industrial and healthcare professionals around the world rely on SP Scienceware for their sample handling needs. Bel-Art and H-B Instrument brand laboratory supplies include over 3,500 items from safety wash bottles to fume hoods, thermometers, racks, desiccators, hydrometers, ice buckets, magnetic stirring bars, scoops and spoons. Calibration services and OEM plastic and wire manufacturing are also available. Wilmad-LabGlass brand laboratory glassware complements this vast array with over 7,000 items including NMR and EPR consumables and specialty glassware, as well as custom fabrication for individual glassware, glass repair services and OEM glass parts.

SP Scienceware is a division of Warminster, PA based SP Industries which also include SP Scientific laboratory, thermal management, and pharmaceutical production equipment and SP Ableware aids for daily living.

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Time for a Tune Up

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Time for a Tune-Up

Now that it's winter here in the Northern hemisphere, many of us are spending more time inside than usual. Sure, there's plenty of chores to keep everyone busy, but there are also some yearly maintenance projects you should do this season to keep your home in tip top shape. Why not get them done now?

  • Check that all outlets are functional
  • Check all locks and deadbolts on doors and windows
  • Inspect all caulking and grout in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Tighten any loose handles or knobs
  • Change the furnace filter
  • Change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

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Your House Needs a Yearly Tune Up - What About Your Calibrated Instruments?

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  • Register your instrument to receive automatic renewal reminders when your instrument is due for recalibration

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