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LABSCO Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

Friday, May 27, 2011 General News J E 4
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New hires and promotion bolster technology, operations and diagnostic systems sales.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), the largest privately held supplier of diagnostic instrumentation and clinical laboratory products to hospitals, physician office laboratories, reference labs and other non-acute care settings in the United States, has expanded its executive leadership team.  The Company announced the appointment of Thomas Ording as vice president of operations and logistics, Anthony J. Pericle as vice president of technology, and the promotion of Mark Young as director of sales, diagnostic systems.

Ording's career includes more than 20 years of experience in supply chain, logistics and sourcing in the appliance and plastics industries.  He started his career with General Electric (GE) as a manufacturing manager and rapidly moved into increasing levels of sourcing and logistics responsibility.  He left GE to become director of logistics of MA Hanna/Cadillac Plastic for several years.  He eventually returned to GE, ultimately rising to oversee all logistics for GE's appliance division. Ording is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt who has led several teams in the design and build out of distribution and logistics networks to support high-volume, multi-location businesses and has extensive experience in implementing ERP systems and logistics automation technologies. 

Pericle's background includes more than 20 years of technology, business solution development and sales and marketing experience. He specializes in using technology to empower management and sales teams to run their businesses more effectively and profitably. He started his career in medical products distribution sales with General Medical Corporation in 1991 and advanced to senior director of integrated business solutions.  He founded Advanous in 1999, a company specializing in distributor price optimization, and he is the founder of ProfitOptics, a company specializing in analytics for distribution.  He has worked with over 50 distributors in several industries, including healthcare, office supply, food, plumbing, building and electronics. 

"We are very pleased to add Tom and Tony to our executive leadership team," said Dan Eckert, LABSCO's president and chief operating officer.  "We plan to use leading-edge world-class distribution and logistics operations and technology to optimize our business and deliver an industry leading service experience to our customers and suppliers," Eckert added.  "Tom and Tony bring decades of experience that will accelerate our ability to deliver on our service leadership and technology vision."

LABSCO also announced the promotion of Mark Young to director of sales, diagnostic systems.  Young will lead the Company's diagnostic systems specialist sales team that focuses on introducing and supporting the sales of leading diagnostic instrumentation to the small hospital, physician office laboratory (POL), independent reference lab and other alternate care settings.  

"LABSCO is the leader in bringing new diagnostic systems to the healthcare industry," said Joel Weihe, LABSCO's vice president of sales and marketing. "Mark will lead our growing specialty sales team that focuses exclusively on selling diagnostic systems to small hospitals and underserved non-acute care settings.  Under Mark's leadership, we will bring new technologies to the market that will help our customers improve clinical and financial outcomes within their care setting."

"We believe that diagnostic systems manufacturers will recognize the opportunity to leverage our dedicated diagnostics systems specialist team to get to the segments of the market that they can't serve directly.  A great example of this is our recently announced agreement to represent Cepheid's GeneXpert® Systems and tests," Eckert said.  "We believe that our focus on the small hospital, physician office laboratory (POL), independent reference laboratory and other alternate care settings is attractive to these manufacturers and unique in the industry."

Young's background includes 28 years in the medical laboratory business starting with Fisher Scientific in 1983.  He has 17 years of diagnostic equipment experience with Roche/Boehringer Mannheim, before coming to LABSCO in October 2007.   

About LABSCO

Laboratory Supply Company was founded by Charles (Charlie) Davis in Louisville, Kentucky in 1972. LABSCO has nine distribution centers and has grown to be the largest privately held distributor of clinical laboratory products in the United States. LABSCO is known for its expertise in the clinical laboratory, but is also a full line distributor of diagnostic systems and laboratory supplies to the physician office laboratory (POL) and other alternate care settings. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.labsco.com

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