NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters' John Ornell plans to resign from his post as chief financial officer, effective Feb. 1, 2014, after which he will continue to serve the company as an advisor on a part-time basis.

Eugene Cassis, who currently is corporate VP of worldwide business development and investor relations, will step into the CFO role on an interim basis when Ornell leaves the position. Cassis has been with the company for 33 years and has an extensive background in the firm's financial, operational, and technical activities.

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