Thermo Fisher Scientific


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Company Profile

The Thermo Fisher Madison site manufactures molecular spectroscopy and microanalysis products including UV-Visible, Raman, FT-IR and more. We also have information technology, marketing communications, finance, software engineering, research & development, sales and service on site. Thermo Fisher has the most extensive portfolio of technologies, products and services in the industry. We enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

(Note: Thermo Fisher does not have a website dedicated to its Madison operations.)
Business Sectors
Pharmaceuticals   Human Diagnostics  
Med or Lab Devices Lab Reagents or Services  
Drug Manufacturing   Food & Agribusiness  
CRO   Bioinformatics or Software  
Company History
Founded in 1965 by Robert Schumann as a division of Fabri-Tek Inc. of Minneapolis, it was spun off in 1967 as Fabri-Tek Instruments Inc. It was re-named Nicolet Instrument Corp. in 1971. NIC went public in the1980s. In 1992, NIC was acquired by the Thermo Instrument Systems, a division of Thermo Electron Corporation. In 2001, Thermo spun out Nicolet Biomedical and related biomedical businesses as Viasys Healthcare, keeping within Thermo Instruments the Madison based units formerly known as NIC, Nicolet Instrument Technologies, Noran Instruments (fka Tracor Nothern and acquired in 1994), and Mattson Instruments (acquired in 1995). In 2003 SPX Corp. acquired certain assets of Nicolet Instrument Technologies and renamed it LDS Test & Measurement LLC. In 2006, Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific merged to create Thermo Fisher Scientific.

LEADERSHIP ROLL: Robert Schumann early 1960s-19xx; John (Jack) Krauss 19xx-1988; Odell E. Powers 1988-1991; Roland Pampel 1991-1993;
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Address 5225 Verona Road
[Map] Madison
Phone 608-276-6100
Fax 608-273-5046
Head John Sos
Company Statistics
Global Headcount 426
Local Headcount 426
Year Founded 1964
Ownership Subsidiary
Stock Exchange

Parent Company
Divisional Level
Senior Level Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. [Waltham, MA]
Global Headcount 35400
Website Link
Stock Exchange NYSE
Reference Documents
2004 - Thermo Embraces its Nicolet History [View]
2006 - Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific Merge [View]
ThermoFisher 2009 Annual Report & SEC Form 10-K [View]
ThermoFisher 2008 Annual Report & SEC Form 10-K [View]
Introduction to FT-IR Spectroscopy July09 [View]
Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy July09 [View]