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About Ladd Research

Ladd Research was organized in 1954 by Margaret and Bill Ladd to develop and supply products for the growing field of electron microscopy.  In the 1930's, Margaret and Bill had worked on the first electron microscope built in North America at the University of Toronto. At the start of World War II, they moved to the United States to continue their research. In 1954 Ladd Research Industries was formed.


Over the years, the Ladds developed many innovative products ranging far beyond the field of electron microscopy. Some major achievements were:


  1. Electron Microscopy - The Ladd Vacuum Evaporator
    1. The Ladd Critical Point Dryer
    2. Specialized Apertures (including those for satellites)
  2. Medical - The first fiber optic intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor
  3. Environmental - Biological insect traps


Following the passing of Margaret and Bill, the company continued under the guidance of John and Rita Arnott and many of the other Ladd employees.  John had been instrumental in developing and establishing Ladd Medical (a division of Ladd Research Industries), which produced the ICP monitor. This device was a major breakthrough in the treatment of head injury.


Today, Ladd Research continues to provide high quality products and unsurpassed service throughout the world.

Thanks from all of us at Ladd.


Key Personnel

 

J.D. Arnott, President
jd@laddresearch.com
John Arnott, Chairman
ja@laddresearch.com

Jen Arnott, International Sales
 

Debra C. Sicard, Vice President, Sales
ds@laddresearch.com

Charles R. Duvic, Ph.D., Manager - Chemistry Division & IT Director


Casey O'Connor, Manager - Aperture/Microhole Division
 

John Guilmette, Manager - Research & Development

Michael Bouchard, Manager - Vacuum Products Division

Damir Husrefovic, Director of New Products
 
Rita Arnott, Vice Chairwoman

ra@laddresearch.com

Carlton W. Sheldon, Director of Engineering