H.E.L Group appoints new senior management members


Paul Orange has joined as Chief Marketing Officer of H.E.L Group and Paul Sturgeon as Chief Financial Officer

H.E.L. Group, a global manufacturer of innovative laboratory tools for process optimisation, safety and scale-up, today announced the strengthening of the company’s senior management team with Paul Orange, PhD joining as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Paul Sturgeon as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The news follows the appointment of CEO Louise Madden, and will further drive the company’s strategic expansion.

With over 20 years’ experience in R&D and commercial roles at life science organisations, Paul Orange joins H.E.L. Group from GE Healthcare Life Sciences, where he led regional marketing teams around the world and drove a major e-commerce project for the multinational company. Paul has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Sheffield, and has performed research at Manchester University, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech and NextGen Sciences. He has also worked in sales, marketing and business development roles at PerkinElmer.

Paul Sturgeon started his career as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, and since then has held CFO positions at organisations ranging from pre-revenue start-ups to established, multinational private equity-backed businesses. At H.E.L. Group, Paul will focus on enhancing operational efficiency, including leading the company-wide implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Louise Madden, CEO of H.E.L. Group commented: “H.E.L. Group is continuing to invest in talent with experience and expertise that supports operational excellence and drives commercial intensity. We are delighted to welcome the two Pauls to help shape both our internal and customer-facing business strategy. With an expanded senior management team, we have the right skills and a shared vision to take the company to the next level in terms of our people, processes, infrastructure and product innovation.”