RainDance Technologies appoints Kathy Ordoñez as CEO
Ms. Ordoñez continues in her current role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. After joining the Board of RainDance in July 2014, Ms. Ordoñez established and led the Science and Innovation Committee for the Board and was named the Company’s Chairman of the Board in September 2015.
Ms. Ordoñez brings more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences and diagnostics industries. As Senior Vice President at Quest Diagnostics, she was initially responsible for leading the company’s R&D effort and later provided oversight to multiple businesses commercializing diagnostic products and testing services.
She joined Quest Diagnostics as part of its acquisition of Celera Corporation in 2011. Ms. Ordoñez was previously the Chief Executive Officer at Celera and a founder of Celera Diagnostics.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Ordoñez held several senior positions at Hoffmann La-Roche, overseeing the formation of Roche Molecular Systems, where she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and led the wide-scale commercial application of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology to the research, diagnostic and forensic fields.
Former CEO Roopom Banerjee has left the Company to pursue other opportunities.