The Baker Company appoints Vice President & Commercial Director, Baker Europe

The Baker Company, Inc. ("Baker") headquartered in Sanford, Maine U.S.A is pleased to announce the appointment of Diko Strietman to Vice President & Commercial Director, Baker Europe. Mr. Strietman will serve as Baker's top commercial executive representing each of the operating companies and associated brands within the EMEA. In this capacity he will guide strategic growth plans as well as provide oversight and direction over the commercial activities and customer facing personnel within Europe and the UK.

The Baker Company
Aug 20, 2021

Most recently serving as the Vice President, Marketing EU for Avantor, delivered by VWR (formerly VWR Scientific), Mr. Strietman led sales and marketing teams in the promotion of laboratory products to the life sciences industry, across various product categories. There he demonstrated success in product/channel management, customer segmentation, and business development for scientific instruments and services. He worked closely with sales and marketing teams to develop a global platform designed to support the execution of goals and objectives for increasing regional market share by delivering solutions that create and add value for customers. Prior to his work at VWR Avantor, Diko acted as Sales Manager for Clean Air Techniek, where he gained in depth knowledge of biosafety cabinets and helped build distribution throughout the Benelux region and other export markets. We are pleased to have someone like Diko aboard, whom brings demonstrated success in harmonizing commercial strategies for multi-national companies, at both a regional and even global level, remarked David Eagleson President for The Baker Company, Inc. We are confident that his background and knowledge of the industry and markets we serve will help us better serve our customers through a "one Baker" market facing strategy for the region that he will lead. About The Baker Company The Baker Company developed the world's first clean air workstation and vertical flow biological safety cabinet in 1949 and is now the world leader in the manufacture, design and supply of contamination controls solutions. The Baker Company is a privately held, third generation family owned and operated business. A pioneer in the industry, Baker maintains an unparalleled passion for helping its customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care through the supply of high performance contamination control and scientific equipment. In 2011, the company acquired Ruskinn Technology Ltd., one of the world's leading suppliers of gas-controlled, anaerobic, and modified atmosphere workstations for use in medical microbiology, cell biology, cancer research, molecular medicine and stem cell laboratories. Clean Air by Baker supplies a range of biological safety workbenches and laminar flow solutions. Clean Air was one of the first European producers to develop a microbiological safety workbench, certified to DIN and European (EN) standard, by TUV Nord. Baker acquired the Clean Air brand (formerly Clean Air Techniek) from Azbil Telstar in 2018.