John Goetz steps up to position of Chief Operating Officer at Bio-Rad

John Hertia and Shannon Hall are also promoted

Bio-Rad Laboratories, a provider of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, has appointed John Goetz as Chief Operating Officer.

In his new role, Goetz is responsible for all operating functions of the company on a global basis, including the clinical diagnostics and life science segments as well as global sales.

John Hertia succeeds Goetz as Executive Vice President and President of the Clinical Diagnostics Group, while Shannon Hall has become Executive Vice President and President of the Life Science Group. Hall was formerly Vice President and General Manager of the Lab Separations Division in the Life Science Group.

Goetz has been with Bio-Rad for 40 years and has held various roles including Division Manager of Quality Systems and Group Operations Manager. In 1999, he 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.

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 US 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 US Operations. In 2006, Hertia transferred to the company's Life Science Group as Group Operations Manager. Most recently, he led the company's global ERP initiative.

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, Hall has led the Lab Separations Division.

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