WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NYSE:PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and
safety of people and the environment, today announced that Frank Witney,
Ph.D., has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors.
"I am delighted to welcome Frank to PerkinElmer's Board, as he brings
deep market knowledge and over 30 years of leadership experience across
the life sciences, diagnostics and analytical instruments industry,"
said Robert Friel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PerkinElmer.
Most recently, Dr. Witney served as President and Chief Executive
Officer of Affymetrix, Inc. (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific),
which specialized in microarray technology and cellular analysis.
Previously, Dr. Witney was President and Chief Executive Officer of
Dionex Corp., a market leading ion and high performance liquid
chromatography company. Prior to that, Dr. Witney first joined
Affymetrix when it acquired Panomics Inc., a quantitative biology
company, which he led as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr.
Witney previously held the role of President of PerkinElmer's Drug
Discovery Tools division following the acquisition of Packard BioScience
in 2001, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr.
Witney also held several positions at Bio-Rad Laboratories, leading that
company's efforts to enter the proteomic and bioassay technologies
Dr. Witney was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of
Health from 1980 to 1983 and holds a doctorate in molecular and cell
biology from Indiana University. He earned an undergraduate degree in
microbiology from the University of Illinois. He is currently Chairman
of the Board for Gyros Protein Technologies AB and also holds Board
positions for Cerus Corporation and Exagen Diagnostics.
About PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader
focused on improving the health and safety of people and the
environment. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.3 billion
in 2015, has about 8,000 employees serving customers in more than 150
countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional
information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.
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Source: PerkinElmer, Inc.
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