SCIEX Announces the Appointment of Rainer Blair as President
Mr. Blair brings extensive experience in senior leadership positions to his new role at SCIEX.
February 01, 2011
SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today announced the appointment of Rainer Blair as the new president of SCIEX. Mr. Blair comes to SCIEX most recently from Videojet, where he served as its president for North America & Europe. He will be based in the company's Framingham, Massachusetts facility.
Mr. Blair brings extensive experience in senior leadership positions to his new role at SCIEX. He was formerly president and CEO for MAPEI Americas, a $2.3 billion global, diversified construction chemical corporation. He had full P&L and balance sheet authority over four business units with annual revenue of $420 million, 1250 employees, 15 manufacturing sites including sales/marketing, manufacturing/operations and R&D in NAFTA and South America. Before MAPEI, he spent over 15 years with BASF Group on three continents, in progressively larger roles including marketing manager, business manager, CEO of BASF Argentina, and group vice president, Global Automotive Coatings and Coatings NAFTA.
"As SCIEX celebrates its one-year anniversary as a unified company, I am pleased to introduce Rainer Blair as the new president to take the company forward," said Tom Joyce, who has led SCIEX on an interim basis through its first year as an integrated company. "SCIEX is well-positioned to extend its leadership in the mass spectrometry market, and I am confident that under Rainer's leadership the company will continue to serve its customers in a variety of scientific fields with innovative solutions and services."
Rainer Blair, President of SCIEX, said, "I am excited to join SCIEX, which has such a strong history of innovation and market leadership. It's highly motivating to be part of an organization that is focused on improving life for people through world-class science and technology. One of my first priorities will be to meet with and listen to customers across the globe to better understand how we can help them achieve their business and scientific goals. As importantly, I look forward to visiting with SCIEX associates in all of our regions to discuss our shared quest of pushing the limits of science."
SCIEX is a global leader in the development of life science analytical technologies that help answer complex scientific challenges. The company provides scientific instrumentation, software and services used to discover new drugs, advance medical science and protect the food supply and the environment. SCIEX technology solutions combine the highest performance with the highest reliability to enable our customers to fuel scientific discovery, deliver results with confidence and improve the quality of life. The company has a more than 20-year history of innovation and market leadership as the former Applied Biosystems/MDS Analytical Technologies joint venture. Follow SCIEX on Twitter @ABSCIEX and on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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