NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Applera said today that Michael Hunkapiller, senior vice president and president of the company's Applied Biosystems group, has retired.
The company also announced that Hunkapiller has been replaced by Catherine Burzik, former executive vice president and COO.
"The company is indebted to Mike for his many pioneering contributions over the past two decades," Tony White, CEO of Applera, said in a statement. "Cathy Burzik joined us in September 2003 from Johnson & Johnson where she was president of their Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. Cathy has extensive operating experience in running complex global businesses, and we look forward to her leadership and contributions to Applied Biosystems going forward," he added.