Chairman of the Board
John Patience has served as a Director of the company since June 26, 2012. Mr. Patience is also a founding partner of Crabtree Partners, a private investment firm. Mr. Patience served as a Director of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. from 1989 and as Vice Chairman from 1999 until Ventana’s acquisition by Roche in 2008. Mr. Patience has been a Director of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) since 1989. Mr. Patience was also previously a partner and head of the worldwide healthcare practice at McKinsey & Co., Inc. Mr. Patience holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and an L.L.B. from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Jack Schuler has served as a Director of the company since June 26, 2012. Mr. Schuler is a founding partner of Crabtree Partners, a private investment firm. Mr. Schuler served as a Director of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. from 1991 and as Chairman of the Board from 1995 until Ventana’s acquisition by Roche in 2008. Mr. Schuler has been a director of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) since March 1990, formerly serving as Chairman of the Board, and currently serves as Lead Director. Prior to joining Stericycle, Inc., Mr. Schuler held various executive positions at Abbott Laboratories from December 1972 through August 1989, including President and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently a director of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT). Mr. Schuler holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Matthew W. Strobeck, Ph.D. has served as a Director of the company since July 7, 2012. Dr. Strobeck currently serves as a Director of Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on delivering sustainable solutions for the plastics, chemicals and energy industries. He was a Partner, and Member of the Management Committee and Advisory Board, of Westfield Capital Management from 2008 until 2011, after serving as a member of the investment team, specializing in healthcare and life sciences, from May 2003 to June 2008. Dr. Strobeck was a fellow in the Department of Biology at MIT from December 2001 to June 2002. Dr. Strobeck received his B.S. from St. Lawrence University, a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, a S.M. from Harvard University/MIT Health Sciences Technology Program, and a S.M. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Frank J.M. ten Brink has served as a Director of the company since March 6, 2013. Mr. ten Brink has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL) since June 1997. He has over 16 years of finance experience in high growth environments, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Stericycle, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Telular Corporation. Between 1991 and 1995, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hexacomb Corporation. Mr. ten Brink studied International Business at the Netherlands School of Business and received an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Oregon.
Mark C. Miller has served as a Director of the company since November 5, 2013. He currently serves as Executive Chairman and Director of Stericycle (NASDAQ: SRCL), where he was Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to 2012 and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Miller served as vice president for the Pacific, Asia and Africa in the international division of Abbott Laboratories, a diversified health care company, which he joined in 1976 and where he held a number of management and marketing positions. Mr. Miller formerly served as a director of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a developer and supplier of automated diagnostic systems. He received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Miller was selected by Morningstar, Inc. as its “2009 CEO of the Year.”
Tom D. Brown has served as a Director of the company since March 14, 2017. He currently serves as a Director of Quidel Corporation and Stericycle, Inc. and has previously served as a Director of Cepheid, Inc. and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Brown held numerous sales, marketing and general management positions of increasing responsibility within the medical diagnostics industry. His extensive career with the Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics Division included the roles of Divisional Vice President of Sales within the United States, and Divisional Vice President and General Manager of the Western Hemisphere. He held the positions of Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Diagnostic Commercial Operations and also Senior Vice President before becoming President of the Diagnostic Division, the role he served until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Charles Watts, M.D. has served as a Director of the company since November 14, 2017.
Dr. Watts served as a Director of Providence Health and Services from 2012 to 2016. During an extensive clinical career as a Pulmonary-Critical Care specialist, Dr. Watts has held a number of clinical and administrative leadership positions at two renowned academic medical centers, Northwestern University (Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital) and the University of Michigan. While at Northwestern University from 2001 to 2011, Dr. Watts served as Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Feinberg School of Medicine. He has been a Trustee of Swedish Health Services, Inc. and currently serves as a Trustee on the Institute for Systems Biology Board.
Dr. Watts received both his B.A. and medical degree from the University of Michigan.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence Mehren has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since June 26, 2012. Mr. Mehren served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. from 2007 until 2008 and as Head of Global Business from 2008 until 2011. Previously, he was Managing Director, Partner and head of P&M Corporate Finance’s life sciences practice. Prior to his tenure at P&M, Mr. Mehren worked in management positions with Gale Group, a division of The Thomson Corporation, as well as with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Mehren holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.