Spotlight : Our People – Profile Marlies Loescher, Category Specialist in Life Sciences and Laboratory Equipment has joined the LUP team based in Perth, Western Australia
Another part of our growing network and team, we were very excited to welcome Marlies Loescher to our growing LUP Family.
In May this year she started as Category Specialist for Laboratory equipment representing LUP making use of all her contacts and relationships fostered over the years within the science community in Perth and Australia.
Marlies studied and did her Diploma Engineer and PhD in Vienna in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
During her a career as a researcher and scientist, which brought her to work in France for a few months and eventually brought her to Australia, she noticed how she always saw microscopic pictures and other fascinating laboratory results through the eye of a lens.
After working as a researcher she got positions within scientific companies as a sales representative, product specialist and account manager dealing with consumables, kits, laboratory equipment and high end automation laboratory equipment. In between those roles she also did a phlebotomist/pathology course and worked as a phlebotomist.
Marlies highlights “My core values of integrity, compassion and care for the environment are represented within LUP as LUP wants to prevent assets from going into landfill and mining more raw materials from the planet which is a form of protecting the environment and LUP’s code of ethics makes clear that integrity is a core value for the organisation as well. It is/was the alignment of values that made me want to be part of the mission of LUP and help it to grow big and globally.”
Marlies grew up interested in observing nature particularly in the forests and fields of Lower Austria. Being given her first camera when she was eleven ignited a passion for photographing nature and animals and thriving for conservation and preserving the wonders of nature.
To add professionalism to her natural talent in capturing most natural moments of people’s, animals’ and nature’s expressions she took courses and worked with a photographer alongside her fulltime sales position.
She began working on a series of portrait sessions of people’s pets, as well as focusing on portraying rescue animals of animal sanctuaries around Perth while volunteering. Marlies has been in Cambodia and Laos at Free The Bears sanctuaries several times doing volunteer work as well as in an Orangutan sanctuary in Malaysia.