NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — PerkinElmer today said Rob Friel, president of the company’s Life and Analytical Sciences business, will succeed Gregory Summe as CEO in February.
 
Initially, Friel will become president and chief operating officer of PerkinElmer on Aug. 1, and the firm expects him to be elected CEO six months later. At that time, Summe will become executive chairman of the board, a title he will retain through the annual shareholders meeting in April 2009, PerkinElmer said.
 

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