This week we said goodbye to Dr Friedrich Sieper who has been a director of Elementar UK for almost 10 years. After Elementar purchased the Gas IRMS product line from GV Instruments in 2007, Friedrich was asked by his brother, Dr Hans-Peter Sieper, President of Elementar to become the General Manager of Isoprime Ltd and to establish the company. Friedrich was already enjoying his retirement after many years working in microscopy with Leica so the decision to accept his brothers offer was tough but he could not refuse a challenge!
Friedrich was instrumental in sewing the early seeds of success which have resulted in Isoprime Ltd being renamed as Elementar UK in 2017 and the continued global growth of our IRMS products, as demonstrated by winning the Queen's Award for International Trade in 2013. In 2009, Friedrich stepped down as General Manager but has continued to take an active involvement in the company through his role as director.
Everyone at Elementar UK would like to thank Friedrich for the incredible guidance and support that he has given to the company during his time. He has contributed to almost every area of the business and has done a great deal to pass on his wisdom and experience to help put Elementar UK on a good course for the future.
We wish Friedrich all the very best for the future and hope that he gets to fully enjoy his well deserved retirement with his wife as they plan to continue travelling around the world together.