By Adrienne Burke

A colleague describes Peter Coggins as shy — not one for basking in spotlights. And with his deep dimples, big blue eyes, and soft-spoken British accent, the 54-year-old zoology PhD and president of PerkinElmer’s Life and Analytical Sciences business is not the most imposing corporate exec you’ll meet.

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