VICTORVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Excel Scientific, a leading manufacturer of microplate sealing films and foils used in life science and diagnostics applications, today announced the appointment of Julie Cameron as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The company is a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, a middle-market private equity fund focused on highly-engineered solutions businesses in the medical, life sciences, industrial technologies and aerospace & defense markets.
Under Vance Street’s ownership, Excel Scientific has focused on adding production capacity to meet increasing demand from its customers for microplate seals. Under Cameron’s leadership, Excel will remain focused on continuing to scale production, while adding new adhesive-based products with differentiated capabilities and new product categories.
“We are excited to partner with Julie Cameron and continue to build this great platform,” said John LeRosen, partner at Vance Street Capital. “We have known Julie for more than 10 years and her skillset and background are perfectly suited for the job. I know she will be successful at leading and growing Excel.”
“Julie has deep experience building sales channels around products with complex chemistries and tight tolerances,” said Paul Salazar, operating partner at Vance Street Capital. “Her commercial experience and market knowledge will ensure she is able to support Excel as it continues to expand its product offering and further penetrate new channels and end markets.”
Cameron has over three decades of experience building and managing various product categories with complex chemistries and developing commercial channels around them. Prior to joining Excel, Cameron held various business development & marketing leadership positions at Avantor, Vesta and Dow Corning. Cameron has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
About Excel Scientific
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Victorville, California, Excel is a known for its adhesive-based sealing solutions. The products are used to protect testing samples from evaporation, cross-contamination, spillage, and other damaging events during the testing and storage process. Excel’s sealing films and foils are made of proprietary constructions and have been individually tailored to optimize performance in a variety of complex applications. For more information, please visit www.excelscientific.com.
About Vance Street Capital
Vance Street Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in highly engineered solutions businesses across the medical, life science, aerospace, defense, and industrial sectors. For over two decades, Vance Street’s partners have worked with management teams and family owners to accelerate revenue growth, improve operations and acquire strategic assets for the companies in their investment portfolio. For more information, please visit www.vancestreetcapital.com.