SEPTEMBER 23--Nikon Instruments Inc. (Melville, NY; www.Nikon.com), a leader in precision optics manufacturing, has formed two new business divisions--Microscopy Sales and Microscopy Product/Marketing. The focus will be on expanding Nikon's leadership position in microscopy. This new organizational framework will streamline the company's operations, allow greater flexibility in responding to market and customer needs, and secure its number-one market share position in microscopes. Heading the new instruments group is Lee Shuett, a Nikon veteran who has been with the company for 29 years.
The two new microscopy divisions within the instruments group will combine the bioscience and industrial microscope departments but will split the product/marketing and sales functions. Segmenting these two functions will allow Nikon to be more flexible and respond more quickly to market needs and customers.
Stan Schwartz, a Nikon veteran of 22 years and former department manager for the bioscience group, will manage the new microscopy product/marketing division. Michael Bady, also a Nikon veteran of 22 years, and former national sales manager, will oversee the microscopy sales division.