Broad-Based Companies

Company Announcements

Bruker announced on its third quarter 2014 conference call that its divestiture of certain GC and GC/MS assets (see IBO 10/15/14) and its ICP-MS (see IBO 8/15/14) business generated approximately $28 million in proceeds. As part of the CAM restructuring, Bruker is relocating GC triple-quadrupole MS manufacturing from Fremont, California, to Bremen, Germany, and related R&D is being transferred from California to Massachusetts and Bremen.

Analytik Jena established a subsidiary in India, based in New Delhi, in November 2014.

AMETEK promoted Thomas C. Marecic, senior vice president and general manager of Process & Analytical Instruments, and Ronald J. Oscher, senior vice president and general manager of the Electronic Instruments Division (EI), each to president of EI.

Roche became a gold sponsor of the LabCentral shared-lab space.

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced in a November 2014 SEC filing that Edward Pesicka, senior vice president and COO, will retire on March 31.

American Laboratory Trading signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with QB3, a private-public effort to commercialize University of California science.

GE Healthcare Life Science opened a technology and training lab in November 2014 at GE’s Turkey Innovation Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Halma named Tim Prestidge as Sector Vice President of Environmental and Analysis in November 2014. He was previously a member of Renishaw’s Executive Board.

Bio-Techne named Robert Gavin to the newly created position of senior vice president, Protein Platforms Division. Most recently, he served as vice president, Product Development, at ProteinSimple.

Thermo Fisher Scientific entered into a memo of understanding with Singapore’s Diagnostics Development Hub in November 2014 to codevelop molecular diagnostics tests for global diseases with a focus on Asian-phenotype and Asian-specific diseases.

Pall CFO Akhil Johri resigned on December 19, 2014, to join United Technologies.

Citrix Systems named Francis A. deSouza, president of Illumina, to its Board in December 2014.

Spectris named Bill Seeger, recently retired Group Finance director of GKN, and Ulf Quellman, global head of Treasury at Rio Tinto, to its Board in January. John Warren retired from the Board.

Mettler-Toledo announced the retirement of Dr. Martin D. Madaus, chairman and CEO of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, from its Board, effective May 7.

UK-based lab-product and -services provider Crawford Scientific acquired Hall Analytical Laboratories in January.

The Suzhou PerkinElmer Medical Laboratory opened in China in January.

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