Oxford Instruments appoints new head of China operations
03 August 2013

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, has announced the appointment of Gu Ran who joined the Group as President, Oxford Instruments China on 22nd July 2013. Gu Ran will be based in the factory in Shanghai, but also managing the regional offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu.  His key objectives will be to develop and implement accelerated growth strategies for China in both industrial and research markets.

David Scott, Director of Emerging Markets commented, “China continues to be a very important market for Oxford Instruments.  We have a highly skilled workforce dedicated to growing our business and Gu Ran’s experience of business development and leadership across a range of international technology companies will help us improve on the success we have achieved so far.”

Oxford Instruments opened its first office in China in November 1999 with a team of six.  Now the Group employs over 150 people and turnover has more than quadrupled over the last 14 years.