About Garry Armstrong
If you know Sercon Instruments, you’ll know Garry Armstrong – but how much do you really know about this company director? What you learn here may surprise you in places!
Garry came to Sercon from an engineering and service background, but that wasn’t always in his career plan – his childhood career ambitions included butchery and pyrotechnics. However having always enjoy science and understanding how things worked led him to take my first engineering role after graduation. Combining this with the opportunity to travel the world and help researchers in the field of analytical instrumentation, this was such a rewarding role he has never looked back.
Being on the kids’ TV show Child’s Play as a 6 year old helped spark Garry’s passion for science (and anyone who’s ever talked to Garry will agree that his is a true passion). He remembers arguing that the word he should describe was experiment. Already at that age he enjoyed doing experiments and asking why the world was the way it was. This led to an interest in all aspects of science whilst at school and choosing to specialise in Physics at university.
When the opportunity to join Sercon as a Director came along, Garry didn’t hesitate: “The speed to opportunity was very attractive, the flat management structure and dynamic team allowed me to help clients without the frustrations I had previously experienced in corporate environments,” he explained. “Having the design manufacture test and installation all held within one location and team allows me to interact directly with all areas of the business easily and quickly.”
The focus of Sercon and its team is very customer centric – in service and in collaboration with researchers to help with specific needs. Garry enjoys seeing how this focus has developed deep long-term relationships across the scientific community, with many years of successful research being performed on Sercon instrumentation.
Garry is passionate about science and very driven in his approach to the business: “I am a problem solver by nature. I take pride in providing flexible, collaborative solutions, leveraging on the experience of the organisation to help labs reach their research goals. Being part of the process of successful research is a real driver for me.”
Garry lives in the borders with his wife and two children; any spare time he has he devotes to his hobby as an amateur strongman.