Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Gregor Kent

As the principal founder of the company, Gregor has led the company since its inception in 1989. Before starting the Research Instruments Group of Companies, Gregor had studied chemistry at the University of Massachusetts after which he began his career with Waters Inc. in the USA, eventually holding various management positions in service and sales during his career with Waters and Millipore in both Europe and Asia. Since 1989, Gregor has been leading and building the RI Group of Companies including Research Instruments Pte Ltd (Singapore), Research Instruments Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), RI Technologies Ltd (Thailand), and most recently Origen Laboratories Pte Ltd (Singapore).

General Manager – RI Vietnam

Lee Creaser

Lee joined the company to open and manage our Vietnam operation and full subsidiary in 2019. Prior to joining RI, worked in various sales, sales management, and channel management roles in Europe and Asia for Polymer Laboratories, Varian, Agilent and most recently was APAC business development and channel manager for proteomics company Expedeon Ltd. Lee obtained his BSc (Honours) degree in Chemistry from Brunel University, UK, and has over 23 years of experience in Scientific sales and business development.

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Tay

Eric Tay joined the company as the Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Prior to this, he was the Regional Financial Controller for Mobile 365 (now acquired by SAP), leader in the global delivery and settlement of mobile messaging interoperability, and the management and distribution of mobile content. He was a senior manager in Lo Hock Ling & Co, a public accounting and business consulting firm, a member of LEA Global. His experience then included audit, tax, accounting services, financial, management and IT consultancy. Eric is a fellow member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

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