PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2003
The Board of Directors of Varian, Inc. (Nasdaq: VARI) today appointed Martin O'Donoghue as Vice President, Scientific Instruments. As such, he will lead the company's largest segment which generated 65%, or $552 million, of the company's fiscal year 2003 revenues.
O'Donoghue succeeds Garry W. Rogerson, who had been acting in the position while serving as President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2002. Rogerson was named Chief Executive Officer and elected to the company's Board of Directors at the same meeting today.
"Martin is uniquely qualified to drive Scientific Instruments toward higher sales and increased profitability," said Rogerson. "His experience and acumen will be key attributes in optimizing our continued drive into life science applications, integrated technologies, and consumable product lines."
Prior to his appointment, O'Donoghue had been Vice President, Analytical Instruments. In his new position, O'Donoghue adds responsibility for the company's leading-edge product line, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers. He continues as an officer of the company and as the senior executive responsible for mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, dissolution testing, chromatography and consumable supplies product lines. The Scientific Instruments segment has sales and service offices in every major country in the world and manufacturing plants throughout the US, Europe, and Australia.
The operating executives reporting to O'Donoghue are Janice C. Tschida, Vice President and General Manager, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Systems; Greg Davis, Vice President and General Manager, Melbourne Analytical Instruments; Stephen K. Schultheis, General Manager, Analytical Supplies; James E. Swon, General Manager, Pharmaceutical Products; and John D. Mills, Director, Chromatography Systems.
O'Donoghue began his career at Varian Associates, Inc. (Varian, Inc.'s predecessor company) in 1985 and has held numerous management positions in the company's chromatography systems business, including Vice President and General Manager of chromatography systems and analytical supplies.
O'Donoghue received his bachelor of science degree in industrial chemistry from the University of Limerick in Ireland and his MBA in organizational leadership from J. F. Kennedy University in Walnut Creek, Calif.
About Varian, Inc.
Varian, Inc. is a major supplier of scientific instruments, vacuum technologies, and specialized contract electronics manufacturing services. These businesses serve life science, health care, chemical analysis, industrial, and electronics customers worldwide. The company manufactures in 15 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim and employs some 4,300 people. Varian, Inc. had fiscal year 2003 sales of $848 million. Additional information about Varian, Inc. is available at www.varianinc.com.
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Laurie Alire of Varian, Inc.