FULBOURN, England, Oct. 2, 2015 — Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd. has made several changes to its executive leadership team. After seven years with the company, Dr. Monika Maintz is stepping down as managing director to manage an English charity. "Under Monika's stewardship, Prior has developed new products, new systems and new ways of working, enabling the company to develop a much more competitive and solid position in its target markets," said Tom Freda, president and CEO of U.S. subsidiary Prior Scientific Inc. Freda will leave his position to become CEO of the Prior Scientific Group. He has been with the company since 1993. Stuart Jarvis will become chief technical officer with additional production responsibilities. Jarvis has been with the company since 1993 and previously served as R&D director. Simon Smith will become chief financial officer with additional quality, material planning and inventory responsibilities. Smith has been with the company since 2008 and previously served as its director of finance. Jarvis and Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Prior's facility in Fulbourn. Prior Scientific manufactures high-performance equipment and instruments for the optical microscopy field, producing motorized stages, system controllers, robotic sample loaders and illumination devices.