New VP of Global Strategic Marketing for Huntingdon Life Sciences and Harlan Laboratories


Joseph Bedford takes up a newly created position at the integrated companies

Joseph Bedford

Joseph Bedford

Huntingdon Life Sciences and Harlan Laboratories have appointed Joseph Bedford as Corporate Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing, a new position.

The creation of this new role strengthens the two firms’ international strategic marketing function across its Contract Research Services (CRS) and Research Models Services (RMS) business units. Bedford’s responsibilities include global marketing, business intelligence, strategic planning and aspects of corporate development. He heads a global team of 19 people and becomes a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Huntingdon and Harlan, Bedford was Vice President of Global Marketing at Taconic Biosciences. Other experience includes time spent at Covance and the Almac Group covering a 12-year period.

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Commenting on Bedford’s appointment, Adrian Hardy, Chief Operating Officer at Huntingdon Life Sciences and Harlan Laboratories said: 'We are delighted that Joe has joined the organisation. This is an especially important time for us as we continue to develop the combined, integrated brand of the two companies. Joe’s strong expertise in strategic marketing across both the CRS and RMS CRO space will prove to be a great asset to the organisation, and he brings an experienced new voice to the team.'