ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Miller as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In his new role, Miller will join the company's executive management team and manage its legal services and corporate governance processes. He will report to Jai Nagarkatti, Chairman, President & CEO.
Miller brings to Sigma-Aldrich twenty years of corporate legal experience from large global public companies in the chemical and transportation industries. Prior to his appointment at Sigma-Aldrich, Miller (age 54) was employed by Novartis, most recently as General Counsel in their New York office and previously in their offices in Basel, Switzerland and Tokyo, Japan. Prior to his employment with Novartis, Miller served as Managing Director-Regional Counsel for Federal Express Corporation in their Tokyo, Japan office. Miller earned his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC, his Masters of International Management from Thunderbird's Garvin School of International Management, Glendale Arizona, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Chairman, President and CEO Jai Nagarkatti commented, "We are very pleased to be able to add such a talented professional as George to our organization. In addition to his many years of experience with other global companies, he also has extensive background in enterprise risk management, M&A, board governance, government relations, tax, patent & trademark infringement and litigation. His successful public company General Counsel experience will enhance our overall corporate governance practices and help us better manage legal services in our growing global businesses."
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Our chemical and biochemical products and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use our products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 38 countries and has 7,800 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning Web site at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.
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