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20 December 2020
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium – December 15, 2020
With 25 years at GSK Vaccines, Pascal Silversmet (47 years) has an impressive track record. Among the various positions he held at GSK, he led the Lab Automation Team in the Research and Development Department, covering R&D centers at a global level, including the USA, Italy, Germany and Belgium.
Silversmet joined Microtechnix in December 2020, taking up the role of Vice President Sales, Services & Support. The move provided him with the opportunity of continuing his passion and using his vast experience and expertise on integrating automated solutions into complex lab processes in big pharma companies.
Microtechnix (MTX – founded in 2012), specializes in the automation of laboratory processes. It develops products and software for laboratory environments, also offering advice and consultancy services. These include creating image analysis systems compliant with regulatory requirements, small and big lab automation platforms such as ELISA, cell-based assays, and more.
Microtechnix covers end-to-end process and workflow, from research and development to after-sales, such as hypercare, maintenance and repairs. The company has 21 staff members, including a remote customer support team in Ukraine. As of 2021, MTX has dozens of customers in more than 10 countries worldwide.
Quote from Wouter Christiaens, Microtechnix founder and CEO, “Pascal’s strong experience and expertise to drive global and transversal projects in complex multi-cultural organizations will be a key asset to Microtechnix. Combined with the capabilities of the Microtechnix team, there’s no doubt that Pascal’s astounding experience and overwhelming energy and motivation will bring efficient end-to-end management and support of projects. I am happy to welcome Pascal to the Microtechnix family, a highly qualified professional, a resourceful partner and a long-time friend.”
Quote from Pascal Silversmet, “This new key role in the Microtechnix organization, with the appropriate level in the decision-making process, allows me to improve and organize innovative support for sales, applications and services & support in a transversal and integrated way. I truly believe in teamwork, as well as partnerships, with an end-to-end holistic approach to reaching the objective of delivering fit-for-purpose solutions to customers “right the first time”.The direct link with the R&D division will allow the Sales Department to be highly reactive to customers’ needs, when an innovation has to be turned into an application or a dedicated product.“