SWEDESBORO, NJ, January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — North America’s largest pure-play distributor serving science, Thomas Scientific, has launched a dedicated cannabis team and business unit to serve labs, researchers and manufacturers operating across the within the growing industry.
Following the master plan successfully implemented by its diagnostics and controlled environments teams in 2021, Thomas Scientific’s cannabis unit will be led by a group of subject matter experts and will be supported by a nationwide contingent of field sales representatives. It will leverage the company’s international distribution network, broad product portfolio and other established skills with the aim of rapidly gaining market share.
“At Thomas Scientific, we are here to serve every step of the cannabis workflow – from cultivation, to extraction, to analytical testing – and we are proud of the progress being made in this market,” said Shawn Williams, Sales Director, Cannabis at Thomas Scientific. “There is so much untapped potential in this one plant and together with our supplier partners, we are very happy to support our customers as discoveries are made.”
Williams, who has over 20 years of experience in the laboratory and distribution industry, will lead the cannabis team alongside the cannabis business development specialist Trevor VanTimmeren. By capitalizing on existing relationships with Thomas vendors and working with category management to create new ones, the team will be able to develop custom solutions for any cannabis-related workflow challenges that may arise.
In total, Thomas’ portfolio has over 300 vendors serving the needs of cannabis and hemp customers, including Pall Corporation, Lakeland Industries, Mach Technologies, Cann Systems and other big names. Major product categories offered include chemicals, PPE, equipment (chromatography, freezers, etc.) and many more, with support for value-added services such as calibration and inventory managed by the provider.
This wide range of offerings provides the team with the ability to serve not only vertically integrated manufacturers, but also third-party test facilities, processors and other players within the $37.4 billion global market. One client in particular is the Scientific Director of Organic Remedies Mark June Wells, Ph.D., who has worked with Thomas Scientific for nearly a decade. “Their wide product selection, competitive pricing, and attention to detail have allowed me to create efficient manufacturing systems,” June-Wells said. “Without Thomas Scientific as a supplier serving the cannabis industry, building my career and serving my former clients would have been much more difficult.”
Michael KlipsteinChief Commercial Officer of Thomas Scientific, added, “Thomas is committed to supporting the rapid and safe growth of the cannabis industry. We will bring the same quality products, the same scientific knowledge and build the right custom solutions for our customers.
Going forward, Thomas will continue to strive to be a complete turnkey solution for anyone operating in the cannabis/hemp industry. They plan to add highly innovative and trusted vendors to complement the product portfolio while enhancing the e-commerce platform, allowing customers to easily place orders and speed up delivery.
“We have a strong desire to see this industry both de-stigmatized and dramatically expanded and promise to always do our best to achieve both of these goals,” Williams said. “As the market continues to grow, we will ensure we have the resources and market experts in place to support it.”
Click here to visit the new Cannabis section of the Thomas Scientific website for team information, comprehensive product listings and free registration for the workflow consultation.
About Thomas Scientific
Founded in 1900, Thomas Scientific provides the latest supplies, equipment and supply chain solutions to the scientific community – supporting all laboratory research, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, clinical diagnostics, clean rooms and more related end markets. In line with our mission to be the most trusted scientific partner for our customers, suppliers and associates, we offer personalized service and a comprehensive product portfolio at competitive prices combined with customized supply chain service solutions.
Diane SkalaVice President, Corporate and Supplier Marketing Services