With the completion of its purchase of two X-ray microanalysis businesses, Bruker AXS announced that Thomas Schuelein, previously with Roentec, has been named vice president for microanalysis. Douglas Skinner, previously with Princeton Gamma-Tech Instruments, has been appointed assistant vice president for microanalysis.

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