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Charles Slacik

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Beckman Coulter has named Charles Slacik senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Oct. 23. Slacik joins Beckman Coulter from the specialty pharmaceutical company Watson Pharmaceuticals, where he is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer.
 
Slacik holds a BS in accounting and finance from the University of Connecticut, Storrs and is a certified public accountant.

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