PerkinElmer appoints Prahlad Singh as president, COO
PerkinElmer announced that its board of directors has named Prahlad Singh president and COO, effective January 1, 2019. In his expanded position, Singh will have responsibility for both the Discovery and Analytical Solutions and Diagnostics operating divisions of the company. This change is being made to better facilitate synergies across the businesses to identify incremental growth opportunities, create operating efficiencies, and most importantly, accelerate the pace of innovation across the company. Singh, along with the leaders of the company's corporate functions, will continue to report to Robert Friel, PerkinElmer's chairman and CEO. Singh joined PerkinElmer in 2014 as president of the Diagnostics business. He was elected an officer of PerkinElmer in 2016 and EVP in March 2018.