SEATTLE, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Biometrics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PBME; "PBI"), today announced that Dr. Michael Murphy has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Murphy served as the Company's Senior Vice President, Operations, from May 2005 to October 2009. In this position, he has managed all aspects of PBI's service business, including laboratory operations, client and information services, business development and quality assurance.
Dr. Murphy was previously Technical Director at Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp®), where he was responsible for three of its West Division laboratories (Northwest, Reno, and Salt Lake regions). In this role, he provided technical leadership for all aspects of operations, including the operational re-design of the labs for cost reductions and new technology introduction. Dr. Murphy has also served in leadership positions at a number of healthcare and research centers, including Eastern Maine Medical Center (Laboratory Director) and CompuLab Corporation (Director of Professional Services).
Dr. Murphy earned a BS Degree in Natural Sciences from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a PhD in pathology and physiological chemistry from The Ohio State University. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
"As a key member of the PBI senior management team, Dr. Murphy has played a critical role in growing and nurturing our dynamic service business model," commented Ron Helm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Biometrics, Inc. "He has proven to be an outstanding member of our executive team, has played a critical role in shaping the Company's business strategy, and has made numerous material contributions to the execution of our operating plans. It is a great pleasure to announce his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, thereby further
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