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Richard F. Begley Named Vice President and General Manager of PerkinElmer Analytical Sciences


PerkinElmer, Inc. announced that Richard F. Begley, Ph.D., has joined the Company as vice president and general manager of its Analytical Sciences business. In this position, he will develop and lead the growth strategy globally for the organization's entire portfolio of analytical instrumentation which includes chromatography, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, thermal analysis and laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

Begley joins PerkinElmer from Ensemble Discovery, an innovator in DNA programmed chemistry used in drug discovery, where he held the positions of president and chief executive officer. Prior to this, he served as CEO and president of 454 Life Sciences, a developer of instruments, consumables, software and services for rapidly sequencing the human genome. Begley held senior management positions with Agilent/Hewlett-Packard, including director of manufacturing, general manager of its Chemical Solutions and Mass Spectrometry units, and head of Worldwide R&D for the Chemical Analysis Group. In addition, he has served with Schlumberger and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

"Dick has both deep scientific and business expertise in the life and analytical sciences industry as well as a proven track record of creating innovative new product offerings that anticipate and respond to customer needs," said Robert F. Friel, president, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences. "He will spearhead our analytical solutions to help scientists advance the pace and precision of their research and testing."

"I am excited to take on this leadership role for PerkinElmer and look forward to further growing our leading position in analytical sciences through a continued focus on innovation and comprehensive support of our customers," said Begley.

Begley holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, a master's degree in Applied Physics and an Executive MBA, all from Stanford University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Fordham University.

Source: PerkinElmer Instruments