Ocean Optics Grows Sales Organization with Executive Appointments

Henry Langston promoted, Christine Stannard joins spectral sensing product developer
Largo, Florida, USA (December 22, 2017) – Ocean Optics has appointed two new executives to its sales and marketing team. Henry Langston has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Marketing, and Christine Stannard has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales.

Henry Langston

Henry Langston, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Ocean Optics

Langston will head up the company’s marketing team, developing brand initiatives to support the promotion and sale of the company’s optical sensing products. Stannard is responsible for leading sales staff based at the company’s locations in the United States, Europe, China and India, and managing its worldwide distributor network.

Christine Stannard

Christine Stannard, Vice President of Global Sales Ocean Optics

Both Langston and Stannard are responsible for accelerating development of the company’s range of spectrometers, multispectral sensing and imaging products, chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, and accessories. They will collaborate closely with customers, Ocean Optics Application Engineers, and partner companies to identify health, safety and environmental market-specific applications for the company’s existing products, and to develop new, disruptive technologies.

Langston joined Ocean Optics’ parent company, Halma, as part of the Halma Graduate Development Program. After completing rotations at several Halma companies, he accepted a position as Product Manager at Ocean Optics in 2016. He was subsequently promoted to country manager for the UK and Ireland. Most recently, Langston lead the development of the Wave Illumination (www.waveillumination.com) internal start-up. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, with degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Art History. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA degree at the University of Cambridge.

Stannard brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to her new role. Prior to joining Ocean Optics, she held executive titles at Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America, responsible for sales and marketing of the company’s laboratory equipment and service solutions for life science, pharmaceutical, clinical and industrial markets. Her early career included marketing leadership roles at NEC Technologies and Double Time Corporation. Stannard holds an MBA degree from Dominican University, where she is now a member of its Board of Advisors for the Brennan School of Business at Dominican. She completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University.

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