HOLLISTON, Mass., Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBIO), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science, has appointed Bertrand Loy to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Loy is President and CEO of Entegris Inc., a provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions used in advanced high-tech manufacturing environments. He earlier served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Entegris; under his leadership he helped grow the company's revenue to $1.1 billion. He previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of Mykrolis Corp., the former microelectronics division of Millipore. Prior to this, he was with Millipore initially as the Director of Finance and Manufacturing for Millipore's Laboratory Water Division before moving to the position of Chief Information Officer. He began his career with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis) where he held various positions in strategic planning and finance in Europe, Japan and Latin America. Mr. Loy earned an MBA at ESSEC Business School in France.
Mr. Loy said, "Over the course of 25 years in the life science and technology industries, I have come to appreciate the importance of an informed and streamlined business strategy as the key to future growth. I believe that Harvard Bioscience's management team has demonstrated a long-term commitment to this goal, and I look forward to working with them as they continue to grow the company into an even stronger position as a global leader in life science."
Jeffrey A. Duchemin, President and CEO of Harvard Bioscience, said, "Bertrand Loy possesses a tremendous amount of insight about the business challenges facing a life science company striving to prosper in today's environment. He is a leader with diverse functional leadership experiences, and has been involved in growing technology companies operating in a global marketplace. We look forward to his insights and recommendations as we plan our corporate strategy in the months and years to come."
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Harvard Bioscience is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science. Our products are sold to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries through our global sales organization, catalogs, websites, and through distributors including GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., VWR and other specialized distributors. We have sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France and Canada. For more information, please visit our website at www.harvardbioscience.com.
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