John L. Coughlin
John Coughlin joined Dunn Rush & Co. in 2017 and is a Managing Director in the Instrumentation and Medical Devices & Technology sectors. Prior to Dunn Rush, he served as President and CEO of Advanced Instruments, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of laboratory desktop instruments and related consumables, from 2001 to 2016. Advanced Instruments was sold to Windjammer Capital Investors in 2016, and John remains on the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Advanced Instruments, John served for five years as President, CEO and Director of Benthos Inc., a manufacturer of oceanographic instrumentation and marine sensors. Before Benthos, he served as President of Dynisco Instruments, a provider of melt pressure transducers, temperature sensors and polytest instruments for plastics extrusion. John’s prior experience includes various positions in engineering, marketing and sales, and general management in the process control and instrumentation industries.
John has a B.S. degree in Physics from Georgetown University and an M.S. degree in Physics from Northeastern University. In 2001 he was awarded U.S. Patent Number 6237418.
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