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Jennine Cannizzo and Peter Natale


Jennine Cannizzo has been named vice president of marketing for Artel, the company said on June 10.

Cannizzo joins Artel from IDEXX Laboratories, where she served as vice president of worldwide customer support. She holds a BS in biology from Loyola University in Chicago.

Artel designs, manufactures, and markets photometric-based analytical instruments and software for pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic, food safety, and other laboratory quality assurance applications. The company’s newest product is the MVS multi-channel volumetric verification system for calibrating automated liquid handlers with as many as 96 tips.

Peter Natale is the new chief information officer at Becton Dickinson, the company said last week.

Natale will report to John Considine, executive vice president and chief financial officer at BD, and will have overall responsibility for BD’s global IT operations, the company said.

Natale joins BD from General Electric, where he most recently served as the Americas IT leader for GE Consumer and Industrial, a $9 billion business unit. Prior to this, he was CIO for GE’s Electrical Products and Power Equipment business. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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