People in the News: John Runkel, Siang Chin, Tim Barabe | GenomeWeb

Affymetrix last week announced the retirement of two top-level executives in connection with its restructuring plans.

John Runkel, the firm's executive vice president and general counsel, will step down from his position at the end of March, Affy said. He will be succeeded by Siang Chin, who has served Affy as vice president and chief corporate counsel since 2007. Prior to joining Affy, she was associated with the law firms of Shearman & Sterling and Slaughter and May.

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