WESTBROOK, Maine, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), announced today that Mr. Joseph V. Vumbacco has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Vumbacco served as Chief Executive Officer of Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA), a premier operator of acute care hospitals, from 2001 until June 2007, and as Vice Chairman of HMA from June 2007 until his retirement in December 2007. Before joining HMA, Mr. Vumbacco had a nearly 15-year career with The Turner Corporation, a publicly-traded construction and real estate company, where he served most recently as Executive Vice President. Mr. Vumbacco also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at The F&M Schaefer Corporation, a publicly-traded brewing company, and earlier as an attorney at the Wall Street firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie & Alexander where he specialized in corporate and securities law.
"We are very fortunate to have Joseph Vumbacco join our Board of Directors," said Jonathan W. Ayers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEXX Laboratories. "Joe brings a wealth of executive leadership experience to our Board, including experience managing HMA during a period of significant and sustained revenue growth. I believe that Joe's experience as a chief executive, as well as his experience in other executive leadership positions, will be a valuable addition to our Board."
About IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,800 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
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