Two days after announcing positive third-quarter earnings, PerkinElmer on Monday promoted John Murphy to the new position of COO from his post as president of the company’s optoelectronics business unit, and promoted Robert Friel, CFO since 1999, to executive vice president and added business development to his financial oversight duties.

The executive suite expanded as John Roush was named president of the optoelectronics unit from his post as vice president of product management, global sales, and customer operations for the segment.

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