SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) today announced the appointment of Brad Kreger as Senior Vice President, Global Operations.
In this role, Kreger leads global manufacturing, supply chain, demand planning, and distribution for Fluidigm. As a member of the executive leadership team reporting to President and CEO Chris Linthwaite, Kreger will be responsible for driving long-term strategic changes and process improvements to boost efficiency as well as overall operational effectiveness.
“Brad’s unique skills and background will drive us to the next level of success. He has a proven track record of managing cost, driving productivity, and delivering on rapid growth without compromising the customer experience,” said Linthwaite. “He brings meaningful leadership experience in life science tools across proteomics and genomics and across instruments and reagents, in both regulated and non-regulated business environments.”
Prior to joining Fluidigm, Kreger was Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations, Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing Division, at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously, Kreger spent two decades at Affymetrix, most recently as VP, Reagent Manufacturing & Global Process Engineering. In that role, he served as site leader for the primary reagent manufacturing site and oversaw all reagent manufacturing and global engineering activities.
“Research powered by Fluidigm technology is enabling discoveries in human health that have the potential to improve lives, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to support that mission,” said Kreger.
Kreger holds an MBA from Western Governors University and a BS degree in biotechnology and business from Charter Oak State College.
Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) develops, manufactures, and markets life science analytical and preparatory systems for markets such as mass cytometry, high-throughput genomics, and single‑cell genomics. We sell to leading academic institutions, clinical research laboratories, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agricultural biotechnology companies worldwide. Our systems are based on proprietary microfluidics and multiparameter mass cytometry technology and are designed to significantly simplify experimental workflow, increase throughput, and reduce costs while providing excellent data quality. Fluidigm products are provided for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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