ST. LOUIS, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) announces the following executive leadership appointments intended to more closely align its corporate structure with its strategic plan.
Frank Wicks, President Research, will assume responsibility for the entire portfolio of Research products, including those in Research Essentials, Research Specialties and Research Biotech. This newly combined Research strategic business unit will be responsible for product development and R&D; strategic marketing and branding; and global sourcing and operations strategies. This new organization will better enable the Company to accelerate strategic initiatives in defined key areas of focus: Analytical, Biology and Chemistry with an added emphasis on the fast growing materials science market. Wicks will continue to report to the CEO, Rakesh Sachdev.
David Smoller, formerly President Research Biotech, has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer reporting to Frank Wicks. In this new role, Smoller will be responsible for developing a global R&D strategy and footprint for all research and development initiatives as well as managing our intellectual property portfolio and licensing activity. He will continue to be responsible for developing and commercializing innovative products in emerging technologies of Biology and will leverage his successes in bringing new technologies to market in the area of materials science.
Gerrit van den Dool has been promoted to Vice President and Managing Director US and Canada Region. He will have responsibility for the execution of our Research business strategy as well as supporting the SAFC business in US/Canada including sales, service, distribution, manufacturing and compliance. Prior to relocating from Germany to the US in 2007 to head-up North Americ
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