Fairfield, Iowa (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
Genetic ID, a leader in the development of DNA-based technologies for food safety and integrity testing applications, has appointed Dr. Heather Secrist to Chief Executive Officer of Global Operations effective January 2014. Dr. Secrist was previously CEO of Genetic ID North America.
In this new position, Dr. Secrist assumes responsibility for worldwide testing services including Genetic ID’s laboratories in the U.S. and Germany and the Global Laboratory Alliance network of licensed laboratories. She will guide Genetic ID’s strategic efforts in terms of technical services, global footprint, and integration of Genetic ID’s products and services into the offerings of the other members of the Global ID group of companies.
“This is a natural extension of responsibilities for Dr. Secrist,” according to Ken Ross, CEO of Global ID Group. “As CEO of Genetic ID NA, Inc. since 2010, she oversaw expansion of the product and service line, guided R&D programs to maintain the company’s position at the forefront of PCR-based testing technology, and managed the multi-site technology transfer program. She has effectively taken over the lead technical role after Dr. John Fagan’s retirement in 2013 and we’re excited to have her assume increased technical and operational responsibility while guiding Genetic ID’s future growth.” Dr. Secrist has 19 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and received her B.S. from Trinity University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University.
About Genetic ID
Since 1996, Genetic ID has provided molecular biology and microbiology-based testing to the food and agricultural industries in the areas of:
Services are available worldwide through Genetic ID’s Global Laboratory Alliance®, a growing network of expert laboratories that provide uniform standards of excellence in testing and contract research.
For questions, or to submit samples for testing, call one of Genetic ID’s account managers toll-free at 888-229-2011, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Genetic ID, visit http://www.genetic-id.com