AUBURN, Mass., Jan. 11, 2016 — PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has chosen Jess Sargent as its western region field sales engineer for OEM customers. Sargent has a background in product development, technical leadership and business capture. He has directed teams of scientists and engineers in the development of new products, led an engineering consulting practice, and secured new engineering services and R&D programs. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah. Physik Instrumente is a manufacturer of motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics for applications in the semiconductor industry, photonics, bio-nanotechnology and medical engineering.