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LabVantage Solutions Names John Heiser Chief Executive Officer
New CEO Brings Deep and Diverse Skill Set and Record of Strong Leadership in Building Global Technology and Life Sciences Businesses
LabVantage Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of laboratory informatics software providing purpose-built LIMS solutions, has announced that John Heiser has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Heiser replaces LabVantage President Ram Velidi, who is leaving the company to pursue a new entrepreneurial endeavor.
“John Heiser brings us a wealth of strategic and operational experience in growing technology and life sciences businesses, and we are thrilled that he is joining LabVantage at this exciting time in the company’s development,” said Purnendu Chatterjee, Chairman of LabVantage Solutions. “With his diverse business background and strong leadership experience, broad educational foundation and passion for people and performance, John’s combination of proven leadership ability and strategic vision will be invaluable as LabVantage embarks on its next phase of growth.”
Mr. Chatterjee added, “We also want to thank Ram Velidi for his many contributions to our current success. Ram helped create a culture that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship. He brought us together as a global company and significantly expanded our customer base. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Most recently, Mr. Heiser was President and Chief Operating Officer of Magnetrol International, Inc., a global manufacturer of advanced process control solutions. Previously he was Vice President, Marketing at Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals and he managed the Sales Information and DSS units at Merck & Co.. Earlier in his career, Mr. Heiser was a Business Unit Director and Director, State Government Affairs/Associate General Counsel at DuPont Pharmaceuticals.
“The LabVantage team has done a phenomenal job of building world-leading laboratory informatics solutions,” said Mr. Heiser. “LabVantage’s commitment to innovation, strong customer focus, global reach and powerful service orientation have produced robust growth. The company’s purpose-built solutions tailored to specific industry needs have fueled expansion into multiple industries and global markets. But I believe that this is only the beginning, as the growing importance of data management in rapidly evolving markets offers us many opportunities for exponential growth. I have been privileged to help build successful companies characterized by rapid change across industries and territories, and I welcome the chance to lead this vibrant organization at this key inflection point.”
Mr. Heiser received a B.A. degree from the University of Iowa, a Doctor of Law degree from Tulane Law School, an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Values Driven Leadership from Benedictine University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association and Aspire Chicago.