BioLife Solutions announces several executive appointments
BioLife Solutions announced several executive appointments to further support the integration of Astero Bio, SAVSU Technologies, and Custom Biogenic Systems, three companies acquired during 2019. Aby Mathew, PhD, former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. In this role, Dr. Mathew is responsible for integrating the value propositions of the acquired automated thaw, cold chain management and advanced freezer products into the company's ongoing market education commitment to best bioproduction practices for cell and gene therapies. Roderick de Greef, the Company's CFO, has added the position of COO. In his expanded role, de Greef is responsible for ensuring financial visibility, and driving manufacturing and operational performance and efficiencies across the enterprise. Karen Foster, former Vice President, Media Operations, has been appointed Chief Quality Officer. In her expanded role, Foster will utilize her many years of successful implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives to ensure a consistent customer-focused, data driven quality culture is fostered and maintained for all product lines in BioLife's expanded bioproduction tools portfolio. Todd Berard, former Vice President, Marketing, has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer, with global marketing responsibilities including the integration and harmonization of all product brands across the portfolio. Jim Mathers, former Vice President, Sales, has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer. He is responsible for driving the worldwide direct and indirect selling organizations to meet the Company's global revenue targets.