US Lab Supplier Macalaster Bicknell™ Announces New Owners, Technology and Products  
10/15/2012 10:16:27 AM

NORTH HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two veteran laboratory supply executives have acquired Macalaster Bicknell of Connecticut, one of America’s original suppliers to the chemical, clinical, university, government, quality assurance and pharmaceutical markets. Tim Grogan and Chris Lope, both formerly in executive management at VWR International, LLC, have taken the helm as Co-Owners and Managing Partners of Macalaster Bicknell. Their private equity joint venture was formalized in July. Since then the new owners have been upgrading physical and IT infrastructure, including a streamlined ecommerce platform that utilizes customer feedback and digital marketing best practices. When their next-gen ecommerce website goes live later this fall, users will find that it is designed to provide a distinguishable customer experience. Macalaster Bicknell provides US-based scientists with labware, consumables, test and measurement equipment, tools and products that are essential to research, and cleanroom operations. To position Macalaster Bicknell for growth, they have relocated the Headquarters and Distribution Center to North Haven, CT near the intersection of I-91 and I-95, with easier access to New England, New York, and the Delaware Valley.