Katherine A. Eade


Katherine Eade was appointed a Director of the Company on October 24, 2017 and is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Eade is Vice President, Strategic Commercial Affairs at Align Technology and has more than 18 years of experience advising public companies on M&A and other significant corporate transactions, governance matters and capital markets. Ms. Eade’s experience includes serving as the Director, M&A Law and Transactions for Corning Incorporated and Division Counsel for Corning’s Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Technologies divisions. Her life science acquisitions for Corning included the $730 million purchase of BD’s Discovery Labware business. Prior to joining Corning, Ms. Eade was an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, a leading international law firm, for over seven years. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk for Judge Morton I. Greenberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Eade earned a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Government, summa cum laude, from Cornell University. We believe Ms. Eade’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include her significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, including in the life sciences industry, and her extensive experience in capital markets and corporate governance.

Independent Director