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Cary Anne Simpson

Cary Anne Simpson has been named the new director of North American sales for VUV Analytics, a gas chromatography instrument manufacturer based in Austin, Texas. Simpson joins the firm from Thermo Fisher Scientific where she was most recently the national sales manager for the clinical controls product line. She also served Thermo Scientific as a North American sales manager of the Discrete Analyzer business as well as a regional sales manager in the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division. Simpson also has worked in sales and sales management for Dionex and Polymer Laboratories.

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