Axcend Welcomes New Business Development Team Members

Experienced marketing and sales leaders will help drive continued market adoption of Axcend’s innovative Liquid Chromatography system

PROVO, Utah — Axcend® has bolstered its business development and marketing teams with three new additions. The new professionals join forces as the company increases product sales of the Axcend Focus LC®, a capillary-based high-performance liquid chromatography system that offers dramatic cost savings through significantly lower solvent use and easy integration with other instruments.

Joseph Flinders was named senior account manager. Before joining Axcend, Joseph worked for Dow (NYSE: DOW) as a Technical Sales Representative where he managed cross-functional support for customers and provided executives, engineers, and researchers with critical information for strategic decision-making.  Joseph is fluent in Cantonese and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. 

In addition, Maria Sanchez joins Axcend’s sales team to help customers increase productivity and improve lab efficiency. Prior to her role as senior account manager at Axcend, Maria was the manager of inside sales for Agilent Technologies’ chromatography products division. She is fluent in Spanish and holds dual degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology from Arizona State University.

Julie Blake also joins as Axcend’s chief marketing officer. Julie will lead marketing activities and operations with a focus on delivering HPLC Anywhere®. Julie brings deep experience in marketing innovation, serving in marketing leadership roles at 3Com Corporation and most recently as Chief Student Affairs Officer at Davis Technical College. Julie holds a master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.

“Our mission is to provide advantages to customers wanting to dramatically reduce the time, cost and complexity of their analytical research,” said Axcend CEO and Co-Founder, Glen Mella. “That’s why we’re extremely excited to welcome Joseph, Maria and Julie to our team.”

About Axcend, LLC

Axcend is a provider of innovative, compact and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems. These solutions allow scientists to deliver HPLC Anywhere® and provide dramatic improvements in portability, ease-of-operation, rapid and convenient deployment, as well as coupling to other analytical systems.

Axcend, the Axcend logo, Axcend Focus LC, and HPLC Anywhere are trademarks of Axcend, LLC.

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Axcend:  Julie Blake, +1-801-953-4257, [email protected]