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Robert Yates, Martin Madaus

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics announced that its board of directors has appointed Robert Yates as chairman and chief executive officer effective Feb. 12. Yates will succeed Martin Madaus, who is retiring after serving as chairman and CEO of Ortho since June 2014. 

Yates is currently Ortho's president and has served as a director on the company's board since June 2014. He was previously the chief operating officer and a member of Ortho's executive leadership team for more than four years.