DNA Genotek Names New Chief Financial Officer

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DNA Genotek, a leading provider of products for biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation, today announced Patrick Walsh has been named chief financial officer. Reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer of DNA Genotek, Walsh will be responsible for the company’s finance, information services, human resources, legal and facilities organizations.

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“Patrick brings the expertise and track record for a successful CFO, along with the hands-on business and cross-functional experience of a seasoned executive,” said Ian Curry, president and chief executive officer, DNA Genotek.

DNA Genotek, a leading provider of products for biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation, today announced Patrick Walsh has been named chief financial officer. Reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer of DNA Genotek, Walsh will be responsible for the company’s finance, information services, human resources, legal and facilities organizations.

Walsh brings nearly 30 years experience in financial, operations and general management in the technology sector, including 25 years at Nortel, which he joined in 1985. He has experience in both large and small business units, managing in complex, fast-paced environments and establishing scalable, cost-effective processes and controls. Prior to joining DNA Genotek, Walsh served as general manager of Nortel’s ATM switching division, a market leading and highly profitable product portfolio. He began his career in 1981 in finance at Thorne Riddell, Canada’s largest accounting firm at that time. Walsh is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Ottawa.

“Patrick brings the expertise and track record for a successful CFO, along with the hands-on business and cross-functional experience of a seasoned executive,” said Ian Curry, president and chief executive officer, DNA Genotek. “His strong combination of skills and experience will be a valuable addition to DNA Genotek’s executive management team and will support his success as a key leader of a rapidly growing, highly competitive, and global company like DNA Genotek.”

“DNA Genotek has an amazing brand with a unique combination of assets, and I am extremely excited to be joining a company with a deep commitment to financial excellence,” said Walsh. “I look forward to working with the entire leadership team to continue executing our strategy.”

About DNA Genotek:
DNA Genotek focuses on providing high-quality biological sample collection products. The company’s Oragene family of products provides the best way to collect and preserve large amounts of DNA from saliva. The company also offers a family of products for collecting DNA from animals and livestock. The reliability and ease-of-use of the company’s products have resulted in rapid adoption at top-tier organizations globally, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Johns Hopkins, Oxford, and the Karolinska Institute. DNA Genotek markets its products worldwide and has established a global customer base in over 100 countries. For more information about DNA Genotek, visit http://www.dnagenotek.com.

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