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Bio-Rad names COO and announces other executive appointments

Staff writer | Hercules, Ca., USA | October 2, 2014
Bio-RadOctober 2, 2014, Hercules, Ca., USA - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a provider of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, announced the appointment of John Goetz as chief operating officer.
Mr. Goetz has been with Bio-Rad for 40 years and has served in various capacities throughout that time including Division Manager of Quality Systems and Group Operations Manager. In 1999, Mr. Goetz led the company's integration efforts of the newly acquired Pasteur Sanofi Diagnostics business. In 2000, he was appointed to head the Clinical Diagnostics Group.

The company also announced that John Hertia was appointed as Executive Vice President and President of the Clinical Diagnostics Group.

Mr. Hertia began his career with Bio-Rad 32 years ago and has held various positions at the company including Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Manager and later Division Manager of the U.S. Sales Division.

He was the Clinical Diagnostics Group's first Business Development and Strategic Marketing Manager and in 2000, he assumed responsibility of the Clinical Diagnostics Group's U.S. Operations. In 2006, Mr. Hertia transferred to the company's Life Science Group as Group Operations Manager. Most recently, Mr. Hertia led the company's global ERP initiative.

He succeeds Mr. Goetz in leading the company's worldwide Clinical Diagnostics business.

Ms. Shannon Hall was appointed Executive Vice President and President of the Life Science Group.

Prior to this position, Ms. Hall was Vice President and General Manager of the Lab Separations Division in the Life Science Group. Ms. Hall has been with Bio-Rad for 22 years and during that time has held several marketing positions in the Life Science Group beginning with Product Manager and later Business Unit Marketing Manager of the Molecular Biology Business Unit.

In 2003, she was named Division Marketing Manager for the Gene Expression Division. In 2007, she transferred to the position of Division Marketing Manager for the Laboratory Separations Division. For the last six years, Ms. Hall led the Lab Separations Division.