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ROBERT THIKOLL, A CHAMPION FOR INNOVATION

Chr. Hansen is a global firm that produces bio-products such as natural ingredients for food, nutritional, agricultural. It was established in 1874 and commands the demand of probiotics for animals. Recently, the firm adopted a new technology by Beckman Coulter Company, the liquid handling automation, to enhance production performance. Beckman Coulter manufactures equipment that eases the work of scientists. Since the adoption of liquid handling automation, Chr. Hansen has improved their workflow significantly. Experts working for the firm can now get consistent data on strains within three days. Initially Chr. Hansen had difficulty in obtaining uniform data which took them two weeks to get results. A specialist at the firm by the name Martin Abel Kistrup was able to research twenty-four samples in 24 hours. Currently Chr. Hansen conducts up to 48 samples daily.

About Robert Thikoll

Robert Thikoll is the current Vice President of Global Manufacturing Operations for Beckman Coulter Incorporation. Beckman Coulter provides services such as manufacturing medical diagnostic equipment. Mr. Robert Thikoll graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Japanese, government, and Asian studies. He later attended Nanzan University in Japan to study Japanese Language and Literature.

Robert Thikoll is a champion for innovation and advocates the use of electric actuators to enhance safety, performance, and ergonomics while lowering the cost of production. For example, incorporation of electric actuators in a construction excavator reduces noise pollution and increases fuel efficiency. In the agricultural sector, use of electric actuators increases the productivity of harvesting systems like the combine harvesters.

More on Robert Thikoll: http://profiles.sae.org/robert_d._thikoll