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Scott Mendel has been named CFO at GenMark Diagnostics, the firm said this week.

Mendel joins GenMark from Active Network, where he held the same position for four years. Prior to Active Network, he worked at GE for more than 20 years, most recently serving as CFO of the company's Healthcare IT division.

Mendel's appointment as CFO is effective May 13. He replaces Richard Slansky, who has left the company for personal reasons.

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