"As individual business units, SAFC and BioReliance have each built industry leading offerings and positive reputations. As an integrated business unit, we see great value in the fact that we can coordinate strengths to provide a comprehensive solution to our customers," said Gilles Cottier , President of SAFC. "In order to ensure we maximize this value at the customer level, we needed to appoint someone who not only understands SAFC and BioReliance but, more importantly, someone who is intimate with the customers and their requirements. We are fortunate enough to have that in Archie. This is a great opportunity to drive customer value and shareholder value with Archie as the leader of the business."
Cullen's career includes a broad range of global experience in the biopharma sector, including time with Life Technologies and JRH Biosciences. Following the acquisition in 2005 by Sigma-Aldrich, Cullen became Vice President of Commercial and Technical Operations for SAFC's biosciences business unit where he was responsible for the organization's global sales, marketing, research and development functions. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for SAFC where he headed up strategic accounts globally. Cullen holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Glasgow and a Master of Business of Administration degree from Open University.
"While we are excited about the appointment of Archie, I would also like to recognize and thank Charlie Harwood on behalf of all of us here at Sigma-Aldrich. Under his guidance BioReliance established a clear leadership position in providing critical services to the Biopharma industry. Over the past year he has expertly undertaken the significant transition of the BioReliance team into SAFC. We wish him well," concluded Cottier.
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