BOULDER, Colo. – October 13, 2011 –
Long-Time Board Member Thomas Beck Provides Operational Strength as the Company Moves Toward More Robust Spectroscopy Solutions for High-Performance Materials Analysis
ASD Inc., the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and material measurement solutions, today announced the appointment of Thomas Beck as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
As CFO, Beck will be responsible for all of ASD’s planning, accounting, human resources, tax and treasury functions.
A long-time ASD board member, Beck brings with him more than 35 years of experience in the management, advisory, financial and operations fields. Beck is the founding member of Swan Capital, LLC, a specialty investment bank, and Eagle Advisors, LLC, a finance and accounting contract services firm. He has also overseen 10 mergers and raised over $150 million in almost 30 transactions.
“Tom Beck is an instrumental member of our team as we continue our transition from analytical instrumentation manufacturer to a near-infrared spectroscopy solutions provider for materials analysis,” ASD CEO David Rzasa said. “Tom’s strong development and operations management experience are exactly what ASD needs to realize our plans.”
ASD recently expanded its spectroscopy set of offerings to the mining exploration and production industries. The TerraSpec line of spectrometers speed mineral exploration and mapping efforts, and, on the processing side, increase process visibility and efficiency, while decreasing lab costs and time spent on ore analysis.
Established in 1990 in Boulder, ASD Inc. is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. ASD spectrometers — unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site — are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural, mining, pharmaceutical and pulp and paper industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit. ASD’s collaborative culture and world-class customer service put the best, fastest and most accurate spectroscopic instruments to work for industry and science in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.asdi.com