Board of Directors
Jeffrey A. Duchemin was appointed Chief Executive Officer on August 26, 2013. Mr. Duchemin assumed the additional roles of President on November 1, 2013 and Director on October 29, 2013. Prior to joining Harvard Bioscience, Mr. Duchemin spent 16 years with Becton Dickinson ("BD") in progressive sales, marketing and executive leadership positions across BD's three business segments; BD Medical Systems, BD Diagnostic Systems, and BD Biosciences. In October 2012, BD Biosciences Discovery Labware was acquired by Corning Life Sciences. Mr. Duchemin was a Global Business Director for Corning Life Sciences until his recent departure to Harvard Bioscience. Mr. Duchemin is a transformational leader with demonstrated business results. The depth of his experience spans across a broad range of life science research and medical device products resulting in growth on a global basis. Mr. Duchemin earned an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. We believe Mr. Duchemin’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his executive leadership experience and global experience in the life science industry in a variety of executive positions.
James Green has served as a Director of the Company since April 30, 2015, and was appointed Chairman on June 5, 2017. Mr. Green is a General Partner of Grantchester Group, with over 30 years of experience in healthcare and technology. He oversees the Boston office and is instrumental in finding and evaluating potential companies to join the Grantchester Group portfolio. Mr. Green earlier served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Analogic Corporation, a leading publicly held advanced medical and security imaging company, a position which he held from 2007 to 2016. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Green worked as Regional Vice President of the California division of Quest Diagnostics Corporation, successfully integrating the full Unilab sales and operations into the national laboratory network of Quest Diagnostics. From 1983 to 2005, he worked in various other leadership positions at Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, St. Jude Medical Inc., Beckman Instruments, McDonnell Douglas Corporation and Northrop Advanced Systems. Mr. Green holds a B.S. from the University of Missouri at Columbia, an M.S. from the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.
John F. Kennedy has served as a Director of the Company since October 2000 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. From June 2006 until his retirement in October 2008, Mr. Kennedy served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Nova Ventures Corporation, the management company providing executive management services to the operating companies of Nova Holdings LLC, Nova Analytics Corporation and Nova Technologies Corporation. From July 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Kennedy served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Nova Analytics Corporation, a worldwide supplier and integrator of analytical instruments. From August 1999 to April 2002, Mr. Kennedy served as the Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of RSA Security Inc., an e-business security company. Prior to joining RSA Security, Mr. Kennedy was Chief Financial Officer of Decalog, NV, a developer of enterprise investment management software, from 1998 to 1999. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Kennedy served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Natural MicroSystems Corporation, a telecommunications company. Mr. Kennedy, a former CPA, also practiced as a public accountant at KPMG for 6 years. Mr. Kennedy serves on the Board of Directors of Datacom Systems, Inc. and HART. Mr. Kennedy holds an M.S.B.A. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We believe Mr. Kennedy’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his executive leadership experience, his significant operating, accounting and financial management expertise and the knowledge and understanding of our Company that he has acquired over fourteen years of service on our Board.
Earl R. Lewis has served as a Director of the Company since October 2000, Lead Director from November 2008 to July 2013 and Chairman from July 2013 to June 2017. Mr. Lewis served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of FLIR Systems, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of thermal imaging and infrared camera systems from November 2000 until his retirement as Chief Executive Officer and President in May 2013. Mr. Lewis continues to serve as the Company’s Chairman. Mr. Lewis previously served in various capacities with Thermo Instrument Systems, Inc. (now merged into Thermo Fisher Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of measuring and controlling devices) beginning in 1986 and was named President in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. Thermo Fisher Corporation develops, manufactures and markets measuring and controlling devices. Mr. Lewis formerly was Chairman of Thermo BioAnalysis Corporation, Thermo Vision Corporation, Thermo Optek Corporation, ThermoQuest Corporation, each of which is a developer of laboratory analytical instruments, and ONIX Systems, Inc., a developer of measuring and controlling devices. Mr. Lewis currently serves on the Board of Directors of NxStage Medical Inc. and FLIR Systems, Inc. Mr. Lewis also serves on the Board of Trustees of Clarkson University and New Hampton School. Mr. Lewis holds a B.S. from Clarkson College of Technology and has attended post-graduate programs at the University of Buffalo, Northeastern University and Harvard University. Mr. Lewis has a Professional Director Certification, earned through an extended series of director education programs sponsored by the Corporate Directors Group, an accredited organization of RiskMetrics ISS. We believe Mr. Lewis’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his experience in the laboratory products and analytical instruments industry, his executive leadership experience from serving as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of FLIR Systems, Inc. and his knowledge and understanding of our Company that he has acquired over sixteen years of service on our Board.
Thomas Loewald was appointed a Director of the Company on October 24, 2017. Mr. Loewald recently joined ProAmpac, a $1 B private equity-owned flexible packaging company, as President of the Extrusion & Lamination Division, assuming a senior leadership role and becoming one of the primary management shareholders.
Previously, Mr. Loewald served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a recognized world leader in serving science and a highly effective industry consolidator, as well as Group President of the $1.6 B Laboratory Products Group. In his role as CCO, he was responsible for designing and leading Thermo Fisher’s commercial strategy and enterprise-spanning commercial resources. During a 14-year tenure with Thermo Fisher, Mr. Loewald played a key role in helping the company expand from a $3 B to a $20 B company. He had also served as the SVP and President of the company’s $3.7 B Analytical Instruments Group, held two Division President roles and was VP of Sales and Services for the Environmental Instruments Division. Prior to Thermo Fisher, Mr. Loewald led sales, marketing, and customer service for the $400 MM adhesives division of Tyco International. Prior to Tyco, he held a series of roles with General Electric’s Plastics and Materials businesses.
Mr. Loewald graduated cum laude from Middlebury College, majoring in Economics, and received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. We believe his qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his broad global business experience in a wide range of industries from commodity to high growth, his strong strategic management and leadership skills, and his extensive record of success in leading business growth and excellence.
Bertrand Loy was appointed a Director of the Company on November 6, 2014. Mr. Loy was also appointed to serve as a member of the Governance Committee of the Board. Mr. Loy is President and CEO of Entegris Inc., a provider of yield-enhancing materials and solutions used in advanced high-tech manufacturing environments. He earlier served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Entegris; under his leadership he helped grow the company's revenue to $1.1 billion. He previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of Mykrolis Corp., the former microelectronics division of Millipore. Prior to this, he was with Millipore initially as the Director of Finance and Manufacturing for Millipore's Laboratory Water Division before moving to the position of Chief Information Officer. He began his career with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis) where he held various positions in strategic planning and finance in Europe, Japan and Latin America. Mr. Loy earned an MBA at ESSEC Business School in France.
George Uveges has served as a Director of the Company since March 2006 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Uveges is the founder and principal of the Tallwood Group, an angel-investing firm that provides financial and management advisory services in addition to investment capital. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Uveges served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TranXenoGen, Inc., a development stage biotechnology company that was listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange during that period. He was also a Director of that company from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Uveges was, from 2000 to 2001, the Chief Operating Officer of BioSource International, Inc., a publicly held company engaged in developing a broad-based offering of life science tools. Mr. Uveges also practiced as a public accountant at Ernst & Young for thirteen years. Mr. Uveges served as a Director from 2005 to 2011 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Microfluidics International Corporation from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Uveges, a CPA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Uveges holds a B.B.A. from Cleveland State University and an M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College. We believe Mr. Uveges’ qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his operating, accounting and financial management expertise and approximately eighteen years of experience in the life science industry in a variety of senior executive positions.