People: IDEXX Laboratories Inc (IDXX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Ayers

57 2002 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Brian McKeon

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Jay Mazelsky

53 2012 Executive Vice President

Johnny Powers

52 2012 Executive Vice President

Michael Williams

46 2012 Executive Vice President

Jacqueline Studer

2014 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

William End

66 Lead Independent Director

Sophie Vandebroek

52 2013 Director

Thomas Craig

59 1999 Independent Director

Rebecca Henderson

53 2003 Independent Director

Barry Johnson

70 2006 Independent Director

Daniel Junius

62 2014 Independent Director

Robert Murray

72 2005 Independent Director

M. Szostak

63 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Ayers

Mr. Jonathan W. Ayers is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since January 24, 2002. Prior to joining IDEXX, Mr. Ayers held various positions at United Technologies Corporation, a provider of high-technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries worldwide, and its business unit Carrier Corporation. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Ayers was President of Carrier Corporation, the then-largest business unit of United Technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential HVAC systems and equipment and the leading producer of commercial and transport refrigeration equipment. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Ayers was President of Carrier’s Asia Pacific Operations, and from 1995 to 1997, Mr. Ayers was Vice President, Strategic Planning at United Technologies. In his roles at United Technologies Mr. Ayers gained significant operating experience in leading a global business unit; developed management, finance and strategic planning skills; and developed experience in acquisition integration, line and international operations, and marketing and product development. Prior to joining United Technologies, from 1986 to 1995, Mr. Ayers held various positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Ayers worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company from 1983 to 1986 and was in the field sales organization of IBM’s Data Processing Division from 1978 to 1981. Mr. Ayers holds an undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and graduated from Harvard Business School in 1983.

Brian McKeon

Mr. Brian P. McKeon has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., effective January 1, 2014. He is no longer Independent Director of the Company effective January 1, 2014. He leads the Company’s finance and information technology functions. Mr. McKeon served as a Director of IDEXX from July 2003 through December 2013, including serving as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. McKeon served as Executive Vice President of Iron Mountain Incorporated, a publicly-traded provider of information protection and storage services worldwide, from April 2007 to December 2013 and Chief Financial Officer of Iron Mountain from April 2007 to October 2013. Mr. McKeon was also Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Timberland Company, a publicly-traded provider of premium outdoor footwear, apparel and accessories, from March 2000 to April 2007. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. McKeon held several finance and strategic planning positions with PepsiCo Inc., serving most recently as Vice President, Finance at Pepsi-Cola, North America. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. McKeon worked as a strategy consultant with the Alliance Consulting Group and as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. McKeon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Harvard University.

Jay Mazelsky

Mr. Jay Mazelsky is Executive Vice President of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since August 2012. He oversees the Companion Animal Group Customer Facing Organization in North America, the IDEXX VetLab® in-house diagnostics, Digital Radiography and Computer Systems lines of business, the Pet Health Network® Pro offering and the VetConnect® PLUS and Integrated Practice strategies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mazelsky was a Senior Vice President and General Manager from 2010 to 2012 of Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy Planning at Philips Healthcare, a subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics, the Netherlands, a healthcare, lifestyle and lighting technologies company. Previously he held a series of other leadership roles with increasing responsibilities during his tenure at Philips beginning in 2001. Prior to joining Philips, Mr. Mazelsky was at Agilent Technologies, where he was an Executive in Charge from 2000 to 2002, leading the integration of Agilent’s Healthcare Group into Philips. He also served as a General Manager of the Medical Consumables Business Unit from 1997 to 2000 at Agilent Technologies. From 1988 to 1996, he was in a number of roles at Hewlett Packard in finance, marketing and business planning. Mr. Mazelsky holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Johnny Powers

Dr. Johnny D. Powers, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since July 20, 2012. He overseeing IDEXX Reference Laboratories, Telemedicine, Rapid Assay, Bioresearch and Worldwide Operations. He joined IDEXX as Corporate Vice President in February 2009, leading the Company’s worldwide reference laboratories business. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Powers was Vice President responsible for the Cancer Diagnostics business of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a medical technology company, from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Powers joined Becton, Dickinson and Company as a result of its acquisition in 2006 of TriPath Imaging Inc., a molecular diagnostics-based cancer diagnostics company, where he held various positions from 2001 to 2007, including Vice President of Worldwide Operations, and most recently served as President of the TriPath Oncology business unit. From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Powers was employed by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a tissue-based cancer diagnostics company, where he held various positions, including Vice President and General Manager of the Anatomical Pathology business and Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Operations. From 1989 to 1996, Dr. Powers was employed by Organon Teknika Corporation, a medical diagnostics company, in various technical management roles. Dr. Powers holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wake Forest University, an M.S. in chemical engineering from Clemson University, an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Michael Williams

Dr. Michael J. Williams, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. He oversees the Company’s international operations, and the Livestock and Poultry Diagnostics, Dairy, Water and OPTI Medical Systems lines of business. He was Corporate Vice President, IDEXX VetLab® in-house diagnostics, of the Company from September 2006 to July 2012 and General Manager of the IDEXX VetLab® in-house diagnostics line of business from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Williams has also overseen the OPTI Medical Systems business since its acquisition in January 2007. Dr. Williams was Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s chemistry instruments and consumables business from 2003 to 2004. Prior to joining the Company in 2003, Dr. Williams was a healthcare strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, from 1995 to 2002, and a senior research associate at the Scripps Research Institute, a non-profit research organization, from 1992 to 1995. Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Jacqueline Studer

Jacqueline L. Studer has been appointed as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., effective September 1,2014. Ms. Studer has been Corporate Vice President of IDEXX since June 2014 and leads the Company’s legal, compliance, regulatory and quality assurance groups. Before joining the Company, Ms. Studer was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Blue Health Intelligence, a healthcare data and analytics company. Prior to that, from June 2011 to October 2012, Ms. Studer served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a publicly traded healthcare IT company. From December 2002 to June 2011, Ms. Studer held various leadership positions at GE Healthcare, a medical technology company, including General Counsel of the GE Healthcare IT & Performance Solutions division. Ms. Studer has also held leadership roles in entrepreneurial organizations and with The Dow Chemical Company earlier in her career. Ms. Studer holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

William End

Mr. William T. End is Lead Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Mr. End was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Brands, Inc., a privately-held catalog retailer, from 1995 to 2001, and Executive Chairman of that company from 2001 until his retirement in 2002. In these executive roles Mr. End was responsible for all corporate functions as well as Board function and activity. Prior to joining Cornerstone Brands, Mr. End held various positions at Land’s End, Inc. from 1991 to 1995, including President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1975 to 1991, Mr. End held various positions at L.L. Bean, Inc., a privately-held catalog retailer, including Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. End has executive experience with a particular focus on marketing and product development. Mr. End was a director and chairman of Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc., a catalog retailer, from 2005 to 2009, a director of New England Business Services, Inc., a business to business direct marketing company, from 2000 to 2003, Hannaford Bros. Co., a supermarket and grocery retailer, from 1995 to 2000, and Land’s End, Inc., a catalog retailer, from 1990 to 1995. He also has been a director of several non-public companies. In these capacities, Mr. End has developed experience with board function and corporate governance. Mr. End received a B.S.B.A. from Boston College and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Sophie Vandebroek

Dr. Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D., is Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Dr. Vandebroek has been an executive with Xerox Corporation, the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management, since 2002. Most recently, Dr. Vandebroek has been serving as Xerox’s Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President, as well as President of the Xerox Innovation Group since 2006. She is responsible for overseeing Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S., as well as the Palo Alto Research Center, for which she has served as sole director since 2008. Prior to her current positions, from 2002 to 2005, Dr. Vandebroek was Chief Engineer of Xerox and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center. Dr. Vandebroek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. Dr. Vandebroek was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and elected into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences. Dr. Vandebroek holds more than a dozen U.S. patents and serves on the advisory council of the Dean of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Vandebroek has also served as a member of the board of directors of Analogic Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of advanced medical imaging and airport security systems, since 2008. Dr. Vandebroek holds an undergraduate degree in engineering and a master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and she holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Thomas Craig

Mr. Thomas Craig is an Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since December 1999. Mr. Craig is currently Chairman and CEO of Shockwave International, a firm whose mission is to work with principal investors to help package deals by combining capital, ideas, human assets, and advisory services. Mr. Craig co-founded and was a Partner at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm, until May 2012 when he retired after 29 years. Mr. Craig has broad international and industry experience. He has worked in over 70 countries on six continents and has led over 400 projects over the past 33 years for Fortune 500 companies and their international equivalents, startups, and at the highest levels of government. Earlier in his career, Mr. Craig served on the research faculty of the Harvard Business School. He also worked in the field of litigative economics. He has been active in delivering various executive education programs and leadership development initiatives. Mr. Craig received an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School.

Rebecca Henderson

Dr. Rebecca M. Henderson, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since July 21, 2003. Dr. Henderson joined Harvard Business School in July 2009 as the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management where she specializes in strategy and organizational change. In September 2011, Dr. Henderson received Harvard University’s highest faculty honor when she was named a Harvard University Professor. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Henderson served as the Eastman Kodak Professor of Management at the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Henderson also has board oversight and corporate governance experience as a director since July 2009 of Amgen Inc., a publicly-traded human therapeutics company in the biotechnology industry, and as a director of several private company and non-profit organization boards. Dr. Henderson also has been a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1995. Dr. Henderson holds an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard University. Dr. Henderson has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies on growth strategies related to innovation.

Barry Johnson

Dr. Barry C. Johnson, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since March 16, 2006. Dr. Johnson served as Dean, College of Engineering, Villanova University, from August 2002 until his retirement in May 2006. From July 2000 to April 2002, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell International, Inc., a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing company with sales in 2001 exceeding $23 billion. As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Johnson was responsible for setting the strategic direction and prioritization of Honeywell’s research and development organization, which was supported by a global network of more than 15,000 engineers, scientists and researchers. Prior to Honeywell, Dr. Johnson served in several roles beginning in 1976 at Motorola, Inc., providing integrated communications solutions, including Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for that company’s Semiconductor Product Sector. Dr. Johnson also has board oversight and corporate governance experience from his service as a director since September 2005 of Rockwell Automation, Inc., a publicly-traded global automation solutions company, and as a director since August 2003 of Cytec Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded global specialty chemicals and materials company. Dr. Johnson earned a B.M.E. (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering) from Villanova University and holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in metallurgical engineering and materials science from Carnegie-Mellon University. He also completed a three-year advanced business administration program through Arizona State University’s College of Business Administration.

Daniel Junius

Mr. Daniel M. Junius is an Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Junius has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN), a biotechnology company that develops targeted anticancer therapeutics, since January 2009. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer of ImmunoGen from July 2008 to December 2008, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to July 2008, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Junius has also served as a director of ImmunoGen since November 2008. Before joining ImmunoGen, Mr. Junius was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New England Business Service, Inc. (NEBS), a business to business direct marketing company, from 2002 until its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation in 2004 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NEBS from 1998 to 2002. Prior to NEBS, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of specialty imaging paper and label products and services. He joined Nashua Corporation in 1984 and held financial management positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Chief Financial Officer of that company in 1996. Mr. Junius holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Robert Murray

Mr. Robert J. Murray is an Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., since February 24, 2005. Mr. Murray served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of New England Business Service, Inc., or NEBS, from 1995 until his retirement in 2004. NEBS was a publicly-traded business to business direct marketing company and had over $500 million in sales during the last fiscal year prior to Mr. Murray’s retirement. As the chief executive officer of NEBS, Mr. Murray was responsible for all aspects of the business. Mr. Murray held various executive positions at The Gillette Company from 1961 to 1995, including Executive Vice President, North Atlantic Group from 1991 to 1995, and Chairman of the Board of Management of Braun AG, a subsidiary of Gillette headquartered in Germany, from 1985 to 1990. In these positions, Mr. Murray developed substantial experience in international business operations and led all aspects of the business for these divisions. Mr. Murray has served as a director for the following public companies during the years indicated: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., a property and casualty insurance company (since 1996); LoJack Corporation, an automobile security system manufacturer (since 1992); Tupperware Brands Corporation, a consumer-direct seller of personal and household products (since 2004); and Delhaize Group, an international food retailer based in Belgium (from 2001 to 2012). Mr. Murray received a B.S and B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and he completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

M. Szostak

Ms. M. Anne Szostak has been appointed as an Independent Director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., effective July 10, 2012. In 2004, Ms. Szostak founded Szostak Partners, LLC, an executive coaching and human resources consulting firm, for which she continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Before founding Szostak Partners, Ms. Szostak had a 31-year career with Fleet/Boston Financial Group (now Bank of America), a Fortune 100 publicly-traded, diversified financial services company. During her tenure at Fleet/Boston, she gained operational and staffing management responsibilities, including as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fleet-Maine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Bank-Rhode Island, and Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of FleetBoston Financial Group. Ms. Szostak served or has served as a director of the following public companies during the years indicated: Tupperware Brands Corporation, a consumer-direct seller of personal and household items (since 2000); Belo Corp., an owner and operator of television stations and their associated Web sites (since 2004); ChoicePoint Corporation, a data aggregation company (from 2005 until the company’s sale in 2008); SFN Group, a staffing solutions provider (from 2005 until the company’s sale in 2011); and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., a beverage manufacturer, bottler and distributor (since 2008). Ms. Szostak also serves on the boards of several local, regional and national non-profit organizations. Ms. Szostak holds an undergraduate degree from Colby College, and she has completed several executive education programs at Harvard Business School.

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