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Meet Ken and Brad Murray of Roscid Technologies in Woburn

November 13, 2017 Today we’d like to introduce you to Ken and Brad Murray.

Please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
You should really be talking to my son, Brad, but he’s completely consumed with work right now. Brad started this business after studying finance for four years. I think he was motivated by my work history and he chose a similar gas analyzer field. In the beginning he had one small workbench in the basement of our home. As things got going he needed more space and a couple of engineers. He got me and Don Doucet. I’ve known Don for many years. He is the technical brain of the company. He can do anything and solve any problem. When we got busy we hired a third engineer, Craig Halloran, better known as Gumby. Today we have 3,000 + sq. feet of development and manufacturing space and we have some significant government contracts. It all happened in five years. Brad knows we’ll need to add some more people and more floor space very soon.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Brad – I wouldn’t say it’s been all smooth. Especially as you grow, you need to adapt and mange time and resources better. But i think as long as we stick to do what sets us apart, great customer services and unique products we will be able to reach our end goal.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Roscid Technologies – what should we know?
Ken – We make an arcane device for very accurately determining the water vapor content of a gas. We make sensors for other gases too. These things are in the infrastructure that surrounds all of; operating rooms, museums, commercial bakeries, pharmaceutical plants and residential. What we’re most proud of is meeting the needs of the United States Navy. They have extraordinarily stringent specifications for a particular device that they need. We came up with a solution that solves their problems and we won the contract. Not bad for a small company! And there is something else. A lot of startups these days are companies creating apps and web sites and social media platforms. Some of it is pretty cool, but we’re more old school. We do science, engineering, and manufacturing. We actually make physical stuff. It’s very satisfying.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Believing in our goals and paying attention to the details of getting there. Brad keeps Roscid focused on the core competency of the company and delegates or outsources tasks that could bogs us down. The Roscid team is always communicating and creating a to do list on our white boards, this helps maintains our time management and Brad removes it from the list once completed. We spend long hours at work and take out of office breaks whenever needed.

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