Healthcare Industry News: Ventana
News Release - February 13, 2007
Carl Hull to Join Gen-Probe as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerSAN DIEGO, Feb. 13 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that Carl W. Hull, 49, will join the Company tomorrow as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Mr. Hull, a 25-year veteran of the diagnostics and life sciences industries, will oversee Gen-Probe's major operating functions, including research and development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing. He joins the Company from Applied Biosystems, where he was vice president and general manager of the Sequence Detection System and Microarrays business unit, which sells genomic testing systems and reagents.
"We are delighted to add Carl's industry knowledge and operational leadership capabilities to our already strong senior management team," said Henry L. Nordhoff, Gen-Probe's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "He will be responsible for continuing to enhance growth, innovation and execution throughout our line functions."
Before joining Applied Biosystems in 2005, Mr. Hull was chief executive officer of Applied Imaging Corporation. Prior to joining Applied Imaging in 1997, he held a variety of marketing and sales management positions at Ventana Medical Systems and Abbott Laboratories, both in the United States and internationally.
Mr. Hull earned a BA in political science and international relations from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Gen-Probe Incorporated is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid, accurate and cost-effective nucleic acid tests (NATs) that are used primarily to diagnose human diseases and screen donated human blood. Gen-Probe has more than 24 years of NAT expertise, and received the 2004 National Medal of Technology, America's highest honor for technological innovation, for developing NAT assays for blood screening. Gen-Probe is headquartered in San Diego and employs approximately 1,000 people. For more information, go to www.gen-probe.com.
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