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GeneMachines Appoints VPs of Manufacturing, Development

NEW YORK, May 18 – GeneMachines has added two executives to its management team, the company said Friday. Terry Allread will join the company as vice president of manufacturing, and Patricia Gray will take a position as vice president of development.

The new appointments reflect a growth in the company’s sales and number of products, according to a statement.

Allread, formerly vice president of operations at ThermoFinnigan, will direct the expansion of GeneMachines’ manufacturing operations. Prior to ThermoFinnigan, Allread served as vice president, manufacturing at Spectra Physics.

As vice president of development, Patricia Gray will lead the company’s product development team. Gray has a degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA and masters in engineering in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

GeneMachines manufactures and sells automated laboratory equipment used in the preparation and analysis of DNA samples. The San Carlos, Calif.-based company also sells equipment for synthesizing oligonucleotides and preparing DNA microarrays.