PerkinElmer Names New Business Leaders

The board of directors of PerkinElmer, Inc., of Waltham, Mass., has appointed Robert F. Friel as chair.

Friel is the company's president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Gregory L. Summe, chair since 1999, who did not stand for re-election.

"Greg's vision, commitment and strong leadership over the last decade have been instrumental in transforming PerkinElmer from a diversified company with an offering largely focused in government services, to a $2 billion global technology and health sciences leader," said Friel. "We will leverage our strong operating foundation to continue expanding our human and environmental health businesses and broadening our footprint in emerging markets. We thank Greg for all of his contributions to the company."

Friel joined PerkinElmer in 1999 as chief financial officer and was appointed vice chair and president of the company's Life and Analytical Sciences business in 2006. In 2007, Friel was appointed president and chief operating officer. He succeeded Summe as chief executive officer in 2008.

The company also named Frank A. "Andy" Wilson as senior vice president, chief financial officer, and chief accounting officer.

In this role, Wilson will have overall leadership responsibility for the strategy and operations for all of the company's finance and control functions. He will assume his new role on May 18.

"Andy brings to PerkinElmer over 20 years of expertise in developing effective financial and business strategies for driving financial performance," commented Friel. "His experience in the medical and environmental industries combined with his strong strategic skills and general management experience will be a significant asset to PerkinElmer."

Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Wilson was the corporate vice president of investor relations at Danaher Corporation, a leading manufacturer of professional instrumentation, medical and industrial technologies and tools and components. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Baylor University and is a certified public accountant.

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