Robert V. Baumgartner
Mr. Baumgartner has served on the Company's Board since 2003 and as Chairman since 2012. Mr. Baumgartner has served as Executive Chairman, Director of the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., an operator of diagnostic imaging centers, since 2001. Until August, 2015, Mr. Baumgartner also served as Chief Executive Officer of that company. Prior to 2001, he held numerous executive positions, including as Chief Executive Officer and Director of American Coating International, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Solar and President of the Apogee Glass Group. He began his professional career at KPMG LLC, an international accounting firm. Mr. Baumgartner currently serves on the board of Carestream Health, Inc.
John L. Higgins
John L. Higgins has served on the Company's Board since 2009. Mr. Higgins has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since January 2007 and has been a member of Ligand's Board of Directors since March 2007. From 1997 until joining Ligand, Mr. Higgins was with Connetics Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company, as its Chief Financial Officer, and also served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Corporate Development at Connetics from January 2002 until its acquisition by Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. in December 2006. Mr. Higgins was previously a member of the executive management team and a director at BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Higgins also serves as Chairman of CoMentis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and has served as a director of numerous public and private companies.
Charles (Chuck) Kummeth
Charles R. Kummeth has been President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of the Company since April 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, he served as President of Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. from September 2011. He was President of that company's Laboratory Consumables Division from 2009 to September 2011. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Mr. Kummeth served in various roles at 3M Corporation, most recently as the Vice President of the company's Medical Division from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Kummeth has also serves on the board of Sparton Corp, an electromechanical device company.
Roeland Nusse, Ph.D.
Roeland Nusse, Ph.D., has served on the Company's Board since May 2010. Dr. Nusse has served as Chairman of the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University since 2007. Dr. Nusse has been a professor or associate professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1990. He has also been the chair of the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford since 2007. Dr. Nusse was previously at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) as a staff scientist and ultimately head of the Department of Molecular Biology. Dr. Nusse was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in April 2010. Dr. Nusse was previously named a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization in 1988, a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in 1997 and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.
Randolph C. Steer, M.D., Ph.D.
Randolph C. Steer, M.D., Ph.D., has served on the Company's Board since 1990. Dr. Steer is currently an independent biotechnology consultant. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Capstone Therapeutics Corp. from April 2006 to October 2011. Dr. Steer was elected to the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees in November 2011. In the past five years, Dr. Steer also served as a director of Vital Therapies, Inc. From 1989 to 2006 Dr. Steer was a consultant to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, where he advised companies in business development, medical marketing and regulatory and clinical affairs. His prior experience includes service as Associate Director of Medical Affairs at Marion Laboratories and as Medical Director at Ciba Consumer Pharmaceuticals.
Harold J. Wiens has served on the Company's Board since May 2014. He is a 30-plus year veteran of The 3M Company. Mr. Wiens began his 3M career in 1968 and held multiple domestic and international engineering and production management roles, including Memory Technologies Group Manufacturing Manager for the Europe location, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Sumitomo 3M, and, most recently, Executive Vice President of 3M's Industrial Sector. Prior to retiring from 3M in 2006, Mr. Wiens restructured the business and led a global implementation of Six Sigma, which together resulted in faster business processes and a focus on customers that drove international growth.
Joseph D. Keegan, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph Keegan currently serves as a director and advisor for Interspace Diagnostics (Nasdaq: IDXG) as well as a number of privately held life science companies, including as Chair of Labcyte, Inc., and also as director at Carterra, Inc., and Nanomedical Diagnostics. From 2007 until its sale to Pall Corporation in 2012, Dr. Keegan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ForteBio, Inc. Dr. Keegan joined ForteBio from Molecular Devices Corporation, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2007. Prior to Molecular Devices, Dr. Keegan held leadership positions at Becton Dickinson, Leica, Inc. and GE Medical Systems. He has also served on numerous public and private company boards of life science tools companies. Dr. Keegan holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University. Among other attributes, skills and qualifications, the Board believes Dr. Keegan is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company because of his deep knowledge of our industry and customers, as well as his extensive executive management experience and prior service on other private and public company boards.
Alpna Seth, Ph.D.
Dr. Alpna Seth currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Proneurotech, a venture capital funded biotech company focused on novel therapeutics for serious neurodegenerative diseases spanning central, peripheral and ocular nervous systems. Dr. Seth is also a member of Proneurotech’s Board of Directors. The company is headquartered in South San Francisco. Previously, Dr. Seth was Chief Operating Officer of Vir Biotechnology, Inc. Prior to joining Vir in July 2017, Dr. Seth was Senior Vice President and Global head of the Biosimilars business for Biogen, Inc. headquartered in Zug, Switzerland since 2014. For the period from 1998 through 2014, Dr. Seth held a range of executive roles at Biogen in business development, drug development and marketing programs, including founding Managing Director of Biogen Idec India and Program Executive for several of Biogen’s major cross-functional drug development programs and product launches. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Massachusetts Medical School and conducted her post-doctoral research at Harvard University in Immunology and Structural Biology, both as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. She is also a 2002 graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Seth brings a breadth of experience in drug discovery, marketing, international operations and business development. Among other attributes, skills and qualifications, the Board believes Dr. Seth’s extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry and her deep knowledge of critical areas of science provide a valuable strategic perspective for our business generally and for a key customer group for the Company.
Dr. Rupert Vessey
Rupert Vessey, MA, BM BCh, FRCP, DPhil is currently the President of Global Research and Early Development at Celgene, and is anticipated to hold that position at Bristol-Myers Squibb once its acquisition of Celgene is final. Before joining Celgene, Dr. Vessey held various research and development senior management positions at Merck. Prior to his ten years at Merck, Dr. Vessey worked in drug discovery, experimental medicine, and early clinical development at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Vessey holds an MA in physiological sciences and a BM BCh in clinical medicine from Oxford University where he completed his DPhil at the Institute for Molecular Medicine, Oxford along with additional clinical training at various hospitals in the UK. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London UK.