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Leadership

Douglas Hart | President

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Doug has more than 25 years of extensive experience in manufacturing, from operations, sales, and new product development to owner/operator. Prior to becoming President of Cianflone Scientific, Doug served as Director and COO at Uretek-Archer, a privately owned composite materials manufacturer for the Medical Devices, Aerospace, Military, and Outdoor Recreational products industries. He established Hart Advisory Group, a successful firm focused on driving client sales, income, and enterprise growth through best of breed operating practices. Doug was an owner of Reeves Brothers, Inc., an international manufacturer of engineered industrial consumable products with five divisions and 1,200 employees in the U.S., Europe, and Asia—at which time he served as President and COO for all operations of Reeves including their Apparel Textile, Industrial Coated Fabrics and Automotive Airbag Group. Doug holds a B.S. in Economics from Hobart College. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and the Manufacturing Association of America. Doug also served on the Advisory Board for the State of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program.

Tom Cronin | Product and New Product Development Manager

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Tom has more than 40 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and supporting x-ray spectrographic “Portaspec” instrumentation and laboratory sample preparation equipment. He has played an integral role in establishing Cianflone Scientific’s full line of Portaspecs and other technologies as the industry standard and the first choice of QA Lab Managers and Production Managers for their critical on-site chemical analysis and coating thickness measurement requirements. Tom is a highly regarded expert in his field.

Lori Ford | Customer Service & Sales Support

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Lori, who started with Cianflone Scientific in May 1990 , plays a key role in Customer Service and Sales Support.  She serves in numerous liaison capacities offering administrative support to all Corporate teams, whether Management, Accounting, Purchasing, Production, Service, Sales, Order Processing and Customer inquiries.  She has over 35 years of customer relations experience working in the print media, court judicial system and banking industries.  Whether your request is for US or international, Lori will make sure your Customer requirements are met as well as the due diligence to comply with all US Export Regulations required for international shipments.

Most often, Lori’s voice is the first you will hear when calling Cianflone Scientific.  Not only will she forward your call to the correct department, but will also help determine the best resources for any questions you may have – she will “get you where you need to go”!

Brian Diamond | Quality Assurance Manager

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Brian joined our team in 2006 bringing with him his electronics and science engineering degree as well as a strong work history in the fields of Emergency-911-Communications and Avionics.

From this past work experience, he has a great understanding of the importance of quality and dependability. At Cianflone, Brian has worked from the ground up starting as a quality technician, being involved with all stages of service and production.

In Jan 2016, Brian was named Cianflone’s first Quality Assurance Manager. From this point on, Brian has been overseeing all service and production, often taking a hands-on approach with his production team in assuring that all new and serviced products that leave Cianflone Scientific are of the highest quality achievable.

Ann Seibel | Group Controller

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Ann Seibel, a 30 year employee of Cianflone Scientific, began her career in St. Louis, Missouri, her hometown.  She graduated with a B.S. degree from St. Louis University with a major in Mathematics and Economics.

After moving to Pittsburgh, PA, she completed her accounting education and continued her career by working five years in Public Accounting.  This gave her experience in many facets of financial sectors, such as computer system startups, tax return preparation, and financial reporting for 20 clients.

Her work at Cianflone Scientific has been an evolution of activities over the past 30 years, from being a full charge bookkeeper to setting up accounting software systems, inventory management and financial reporting for management’s decision making processes.  She also has been active in assisting the newly acquired sister company, Tensitron, in their setup procedures and financial reporting.  Her present position as Group Controller for Cianflone Scientific LLC has been the perfect opportunity to allow her education, experience, and enthusiasm to be put to good use.

Don Youngwirth | Production & Service Support

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Don joined the company in 1969 then known as Pitchford Scientific and renamed Cianflone Scientific in 1984.  He wired the first 10 XRF spectrographs developed.  Don became Supervisor of Production and Field Service.  His duties took him to places like a mineral mine in Greeland and Hereford, England.  Don’s current responsibilities entail: quality control of furnace components, troubleshooting, modifications and shipment; vendor pricing, purchasing and invoice processing.

Rich Arrigoni | Service Department Manager

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Rich joined Cianflone Scientific in December 2002 and holds a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Rich’s prior manufacturing work experience was from inspecting/testing various equipment/circuit boards, to writing detailed procedures.

Rich started Cianflone Scientific in 2002 as the wiring technician. In 2007, he was promoted to Quality / Lead Technician for production and service of the XRF spectrographs.

In January 2017, Rich was promoted to Service Department Manager. He schedules the services and calibrations of customers XRF spectrographs. If servicing or calibration is needed of your XRF equipment, please call 412-787-3600 or email service@cianflone.com and ask for Rich.