ATLANTA - July 9, 2001 - Scientific Adsorbents Incorporation (SAI), a division of Apyron Technologies, Inc. and a leader in chromatographic separation techniques, today announced that Dr. Stanley (Ley) Hathcock has joined the staff as director of business operations. He brings more than eight years of experience to the executive team of SAI.

Dr. Hathcock will be directing SAI's daily operations, overseeing manufacturing, sales, and new business development. "Ley's vast experience in research and development, as well as in sales and marketing, will help accelerate SAI's growth within the industry, increasing our market share for existing products and developing new technologies," says Dr. Les Story president and chief operation officer of Apyron. "We are extremely pleased to have him on board."

Prior to joining SAI, Dr. Hathcock served as director and general manager of the chemical sensing division of Marconi Applied Technologies. In this capacity, Dr. Hathcock led the sales and marketing department and established U.S. operations for the division.

Previously, Dr. Hathcock was a member of the global management team of Neotronics Scientific, Inc. and Neotronics Scientific Ltd., where he held several executive roles. As general manager and director of research and development, he led the successful development and commercialization of new metal-oxide, polymer and acoustic chemical sensor technologies for scientific, medical and industrial markets.

Dr. Hathcock began his career as an associate research scientist at Philip Morris U.S.A., where his responsibilities included filtration modeling and development and application of internal technologies throughout Philip Morris companies.

Dr. Hathcock holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alabama. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Berry College. He is a member of ACS, IOPP and ISA.

About Scientific Adsorbents Incorporated
SAI, a division of Apyron Technologies, Inc., provides the finest quality products and expertise available for chromatographic separation techniques. The company specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of: silicas, aluminas, TLC plates and desiccants from the analytical laboratory to the large-scale process plant. For more information, please visit

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