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May 25, 2016: Schaumburg, IL – K ALPHA acquires Bowman Analytics, their long-time partner for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Instrumentation for Coating Thickness Measurement, Elemental Analysis, and Solution Analysis. Business operations between the two companies will merge and there will be one unified management team leading their combined offering. Bowman Analytics will maintain its facility in Pompano Beach, FL.

Key members of both Bowman Analytics and K ALPHA have worked together before, when they were at Coating Measurement Instruments (CMI International). This merger will reunite highly qualified teams of physicists, engineers and mechanics, which will now combine their skill sets and expertise to improve each other’s respective roles. Tom Leone, CEO of K ALPHA, and founder of CMI International, explains, “We are excited about what this acquisition means to our customers. It will be great to have the Bowman Analytics team join the group of K ALPHA sales, service and support technicians that have built a reputation in the U.S. as being the most responsive and knowledgeable in the industry.”

Jun Choi, CTO of K ALPHA adds, “Bowman Analytics has proven to be the equipment of choice for our customers, and we are proud to now be able to fold them in as our own product line. This move strengthens the offering of each company, as both manufacturer and service provider will be under the same name.”

K ALPHA has been selling and servicing the XRF equipment that Bowman Analytics has developed and manufactured since 2014. With this merger, the two companies’ leadership team will be able to collaborate even more seamlessly, and deliver better instrumentation and support to their customers.

“When I started Bowman Analytics, I had always hoped that it would lead to an outcome like this,” states John Prey, Founder of Bowman Analytics. “I am excited that our product line has quickly been well-received in the marketplace by those that need easy-to-use, reliable and high-performance XRF equipment for their coating thickness and composition analysis needs. It is great to now combine this company with other former leaders from CMI as well, and go to market as one company again.”

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