SPT Labtech announces leadership transformation


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Official Press Release

SPT Labtech, a laboratory automation solutions company for the life sciences industry, is pleased to announce an evolution in its leadership team to further capitalize on its outstanding organic and acquisition-led growth.

David Newble has been appointed CEO, SPT Labtech, stepping up from his previous position as Managing Director. In his new capacity he takes responsibility for all SPT Labtech businesses including the recently acquired organisations. David brings a wealth of industry expertise and experience and has been instrumental in SPT Labtech’s transformation and growth since its acquisition by Battery Ventures in 2018. Patrick Bennett, the former Group CEO, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board and continue to work with David and the wider SPT Labtech team in executing the company’s ambitious commercial strategy.

Paul Ventura will lead global sales of SPT Labtech in the newly created role of Vice President of Sales. Drawing on his track record as Director of Sales - SPT Labtech, he will oversee and unify commercial operations across all the group’s brands and sales teams worldwide.

Joby Jenkins will take on overall responsibility for business development of all the SPT Labtech product brands. His role as Vice President of Business Development, also a newly created position, encompasses responsibility for product management and marketing.

Patrick Bennett, Chairman at SPT Labtech, said, "From a strong foundation of organic achievement, and with several significant strategic acquisitions under our belt, we are extremely well placed to create and deliver even more innovative solutions that enable our customers to do better research. These leadership appointments will enable us to further capitalize on our current position and advance our mission to transform laboratory workflows. I am confident that under David, Paul, and Joby’s direction our exceptionally talented global teams will continue to go from strength to strength."

About SPT Labtech

SPT Labtech makes products that transform the way scientists work. For nearly two decades, our expert scientists, engineers and business innovators have created innovative solutions for liquid handling, sample preparation and management that help accelerate research and make a real difference to human health. We work collaboratively with our customers, building trusted relationships that enable us to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences designed for real world challenges in the lab.

About Battery

Battery partners with exceptional founders and management teams developing category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, enterprise infrastructure, online marketplaces, healthcare IT and industrial technology. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at all stages, ranging from seed and early to growth and buyout, and invests globally from six strategic locations: Boston; San Francisco and Menlo Park, Calif.; Herzliya, Israel; London; and New York. Follow the firm on Twitter @BatteryVentures, visit our website at www.battery.com and find a full list of Battery's portfolio companies here.

Contact Us

For press contacts or further details please contact James Smith, Head of Marketing - james.smith@sptlabtech.com