People in the News

Feb 20, 2018

Robert Hugin

Robert Hugin has resigned as a director at Danaher, following his decision to run for the US Senate representing New Jersey. He will run as a Republican against Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat. According to Politico, Hugin is a supporter of President Donald Trump. He was previously the executive chairman of Celgene before retiring from that position in January, and he was CEO of the company from June 2010 to March 2016.

Feb 16, 2018

John Goetz

John Goetz, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bio-Rad Laboratories, will retire and resign from his position effective March 30, 2018, but will remain available for consultation after his employment ends if a successor has not yet been named. Goetz has been with Bio-Rad for more than 40 years and was named COO in 2014. 

Feb 09, 2018

Eutillio Buccilli, Paul Kasian

Genetic Technologies, a Melbourne, Australia-based molecular diagnostics company, said this week that Eutillio Buccilli will step down as CEO. Buccilli joined the company in June 2014 as CFO and was appointed CEO in February 2015. Paul Kasian has been appointed interim CEO while the company undertakes an executive search for a permanent CEO.

Feb 07, 2018

Alberto Gutierrez

Alberto Gutierrez has joined NDA Partners as an expert consultant. The company provides consulting services in product development and regulation of medical products. Gutierrez is the former director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He spent 25 years at the agency before leaving last September

Feb 06, 2018

Jim LaFrance

Jim LaFrance has joined the board of platelet activiation technology firm LightIntegra Technology. LaFrance is currently chairman of the board at Vermillion, executive chairman of Bioarray Genetics, and he serves on the board of HTG Molecular and Personal Genome Diagnostics. He was interim CEO of Vermillion, CEO of Omnyx within GE Healthcare, CEO and president of LaFrance Consulting, and head of international commercial operations at Ventana, now part of Roche. 

Feb 05, 2018

Darlene Depula-Hicks, John Sprague

T2 Biosystems announced today that Darlene Deptula-Hicks has resigned as CFO, effective immediately. In addition, T2 Biosystem's board of directors have appointed John Sprague to serve as the firm's CFO. Prior to T2 Biosystems, Sprague served as CFO at Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics. Before Caliber, he also spent six years working in several financial positions at GE Healthcare. Mr. Sprague recevied his bachelor's degree in accounting from Boston College.  

Feb 05, 2018

Panna Sharma

Cancer Genetics announced that its CEO Panna Sharma will be stepping down as president, director, and CEO of the firm. The company’s board has appointed current COO John Roberts as the interim CEO. Sharma will provide consulting services during the transition period. 

Feb 02, 2018

Matthew McGrew, Daniel Comas

Danaher announced Matthew McGrew will become the firm's CFO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will replace Daniel Comas, who will continue as an executive vice president and a member of the Office of the Chief Executive as he begins a gradual transition to retirement. McGrew joined Danaher in 2004 as director M&A Finance. He currently is Group CFO of Danaher's Diagnostics and Dental platforms. Comas has been with Danaher since 1991 and became its CFO in 2005. 

Feb 02, 2018

Aradhana Sarin

Orasure has appointed Aradhana Sarin to its board of directors. She will serve as a Class II director with an initial term expiring at the company's 2020 annual shareholders meeting. She will also serve on the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of the board. Sarin is currently SVP, Head of Corporate Business Development and Strategy for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. She also is Co-Chair of the executive management committee overseeing science and innovation at Alexion. Prior to Alexion, Sarin was at Citi Global Banking and was the Managing Director of Healthcare Corporate & Investment Banking. 

Jan 30, 2018

Deepak Nath

Siemens Healthineers has appointed Deepak Nath as president of laboratory diagnostics effective Feb. 1. He succeeds Franz Walt, who served as president from 2014 through 2017 and led the business during its launch of the Atellica immunoassay and clinical chemistry solution.

Nath brings 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare, including general management, strategy, R&D, commercial operations, and change management.

For the past three years, Nath served as president of Abbott’s vascular division and as an executive officer of the company. 

Jan 26, 2018

Gregory Henderson

Gregory Henderson has resigned from his position as president of BioReference Laboratories, effective immediately. The company has begun a search for his replacement. In the interim, a committee of senior management will assume operational responsibilities. In announcing Henderson's departure, Phillip Frost, chairman and CEO of Opko Health, the parent company of BioReference Laboratories, said the company is seeking an executive with appropriate industry experience and leadership skills focused on expanding BioReference's role in the diagnostic space.

Jan 24, 2018

Nalini Murdter

JSR Life Sciences has appointed Nalini Murdter as president and CEO of MBL International (MBLI), a JSR subdivision that provides products for life sciences research and clinical diagnostics, specializing in reagents and assays for detecting biomarkers and analyzing disease pathways. Murdter previously served as vice president of commercial operations and business development at MBLI, and managing director of the diagnostics and research products division at JSR. She was previously chief business offices a NanoString Technologies, and held several senior management positions in business development, strategy, and marketing at Agilent Technologies.

Jan 19, 2018

Tadd Lazarus

Clinical Genomics has appointed Tadd Lazarus as chief medical officer. Lazarus most recently served as senior vice president and chief medical officer for Luminex. He also served as chief medical officer and head of medical and scientific affairs, reimbursement, and public policy at Qiagen from 2013 to 2016. Lazarus also was previously employed by Gen-Probe (now Hologic) as chief medical officer and VP of clinical affairs. He began his career at Roche Diagnostics, where he held simultaneous roles in private practice and as director of medical and scientific affairs, and then as the North American medical director for the molecular diagnostics, POC, diabetes, clinical chemistry, and immunology businesses.

Jan 18, 2018

Douglas Sites

Precipio has appointed Douglas Sites to the newly created position of vice president of sales, where he will be responsible for leading sales of the firm's cancer diagnostic services to oncologists and hospitals. The company also said that it plans to triple the size of its sales force in 2018, focusing first on small to midsize oncology practices and hospitals. Sites has spent the last 20 years in life sciences and cancer diagnostics, including roles as director of sales at Plus Diagnostics and VP of sales at Asuragen. 

Jan 16, 2018

Avi Pelossof

Avi Pelossof has been appointed president and CEO of Immucor, effective immediatley. Pelossof succeds CEO Jeffrey Binder, who will remain chairman of Immucor's board of directors. Pelossof joins Immucor from Alere, now part of Abbott, where he served as global president for infectious disease. With over 20 years of experience in the diagnostic space, Pelossof has also held positions at Chembio Diagnostic Systems and Citibank. 

Jan 16, 2018

Thomas Bailey

NanoString Technologies has appointed Thomas Bailey as chief financial officer. Bailey boasts more than 20 years of experience in life sciences and healthcare organizations. Prior to joining NanoString he served as CFO at AgaMatrix Holdings, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical technologies for diabetes care. Bailey was also CFO and then a CEO at Angiotech Pharmaceuticals. Bailey also has over a decade of experience in investment banking and private equity, including at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He holds a BA in economics from Harvard University and and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jan 15, 2018

Linh Le

Linh Le has been appointed as chief operating officer of Ambry Genetics, which became part of Konica Minolta in October 2017. Most recently, he oversaw financial operations at Medtronic's Diabetes Intensive Insulin business unit. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at the Walt Disney Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Twentieth Century Fox, and KPMG.

Jan 12, 2018

Namal Nawana

Hologic elected Namal Nawana to its board of directors. Nawana was formerly the chief executive officer of Alere, which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in Oct. 2017.  Before joining Alere, he spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson in various leadership roles, most recently as the worldwide president of DePuy Synthes Spine.

Jan 11, 2018

Valentin Matillon

Sophia Genetics has hired Valentin Matillon as chief financial officer. Matillon, with more than 20 years of experience in senior financial management in the tech industry, takes over from Marylin Mermod Schule, who no longer will have the dual roles of CFO and chief operations officer. Matillion joins Sophia from the Hobart Group, where he had been senior director of finance. He previously worked at SITA, Electronic Arts, and Hewlett-Packard Europe, according to Switzerland-based Sophia Genetics.

Jan 09, 2018

Giulia Kennedy, Jessica Meng

Veracyte said that it is consolidating its clinical, medical, and R&D functions into one department, which will be headed by Giulia Kennedy, who has served as CSO since the company's founding in 2008. The company also appointed Jessica Meng as vice president of marketing. Meng joins Veracyte from Genentech where she led marketing for Avastin in oncology.

Jan 05, 2018

Stanley Lapidus

Stanley Lapidus has been appointed an independent board member on the board of directors of Atlas Genetics. Lapidus, who has more than three decades of experience in the medical diagnostics industry, previously founded and served as CEO of Exact Sciences, Cytyc Corp, SynapDx and Helicos Biosciences.

Jan 04, 2018

Roger Moody

Roger Moody has joined Clinical Genomics as chief financial officer. He will direct the firm's strategic and tactical financial operations. Moody had been CEO of GlySure, where he remains a director. Prior to that, he was CFO at Nanosphere; executive VP, managing director, and COO at Indegene; and CFO at Medsn before that firm was acquired by Indegene.

Jan 04, 2018

Ann Rhoads

Counsyl has appointed Ann Rhoads to its board of directors. Rhoads is former executive vice president and CFO at pharmaceutical company Zogenix. Previously, she was CFO and senior vice president at Premier. She currently serves as a board member and chair of the audit committee at Globus Medical, a musculoskeletal company, and Evoke Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that focuses on gastrointestinal disease. Rhoads Is also a board member and chair of the compensation committee at ophthalmic laser company Iridex Corporation. 

Jan 03, 2018

Dennis Dalangin, James Snider

Critical Diagnostics promoted Dennis Dalangin to CEO and named James Snider its chief scientific officer. Dalangin joined Critical Diagnostics in 2012 and was most recently its Vice President, Operations and Global Marketing. Prior to joining the company, he was global director for anticoagulation solutions at Alere. In addition to being CSO, Snider will also remain Critical Diagnostics' president and director. He previously was Executive Vice Presdient of Business & Operations for IntelligentMD, and prior to that, he spent eight years at Applied Biosystems. 

Dec 22, 2017

Kareem Saad

Sema4 has appointed Kareem Saad as chief strategy officer. Saad was previously chief commercial officer and executive vice president of strategy and business development for Source Medical Solutions. Before that he was a director in Dell's Healthcare and Life Sciences division. He has held a number of excutive leadership roles at midsize and early-stage biotech and healthcare IT companies, and began his career by co-founding InphoGene Bionformatics.