By Rebecca Smith and Kevin McKeown
It is my great pleasure to have the chance in this newsletter to introduce Kevin McKeown, our new Sales Manager, to all of our customers, vendors and distributors! When the COVID-19 pandemic finally recedes and life resumes some semblance of normalcy, we hope to have the chance for some of you to get better acquainted with Kevin in person… Perhaps at trade shows or through an on-site visit (remember those?!) if 2021 shapes up sooner rather than later. But in the meantime, this virtual introduction will have to do!
In early November, Kevin joined the team and he has quickly come up to speed with the way of life here at Pickering Laboratories. In his former role, he managed the Sales/Customer Service team at SPEX CertiPrep, where he spent the last 13 years of his career. Coming on-board with a background in chemicals/consumables and already having established relationships with many of his current Pickering colleagues, this transition has been smooth sailing! Kevin is experienced and enthusiastic – he can’t wait to interact closely with both direct end-users and valued dealers/distributors. He is VERY excited to finally get back “on the road” again for Pickering! In lieu of travel, Kevin has become well acquainted with “zooming” his way to a full social calendar. He will surely enjoy getting to meet each and every one of you virtually and starting to put faces to names.
Kevin is the proud father of 4-year-old identical twin boys: Miles and Colin. He lives in New Jersey, but he will quickly make sure that you know he’s born and raised in Delaware (also the location of his alma mater: The University of Delaware!). In his free time, Kevin enjoys golfing, playing with his kids, reading, Super Hero movies, Notre Dame football and skiing (although that’s mainly before kids!).
Please give me a hand in giving Kevin a warm welcome! You can reach out to him via email to say hello or schedule a quick zoom greeting. Also, if you enjoy unsolicited pictures of kids (rather than puppies) he’s an excellent source for adorable photos!