ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- BioReliance Corporation today appointed its Executive Chairman, Charles C. Harwood, Jr., to the additional post of Interim CEO, following the announced resignation of Tim Derrington from the CEO position. In addition, BioReliance announced that three senior executives have joined the company since June: David E. Onions, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer, David S. Walker as Chief Financial Officer, and Darryl L. Goss as Vice President of Global Process Excellence.
BioReliance is a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners and was purchased in April 2007 from Invitrogen Corporation. Charles Harwood comments, "While Tim Derrington's personal decision to leave BioReliance was not anticipated at the time of the acquisition, the Board does not believe it will affect the timetable for strengthening the senior executive team and setting a clear course for BioReliance as a stand-alone company."
In addition to serving as Executive Chairman of BioReliance, Mr. Harwood serves on the boards of several other healthcare companies, including ATCC and RadPharm, Inc., and recently formalized a relationship with Avista to support their healthcare team as a Healthcare Industry Advisor. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Harwood served as President and CEO of Focus Diagnostics, Inc., a specialty diagnostics company offering advanced laboratory testing services and diagnostic products. Previously, from 1993 to 2001, Mr. Harwood held several positions, including Chief Financial Officer and SVP of Venture Development, at Covance, Inc., one of the largest drug development services companies. Mr. Harwood began his healthcare career in the medical equipment field working for the Medical Products Group of Hewlett-Packard Company. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.
David Onions is the Chief Scientific Officer and a member of the Board
of BioReliance. He was formerly Chief Medic
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