AmeriPath chairman and CEO James New will retire on Feb. 1. Paul Queally, who is a director at the company, has been appointed chairman. A search for a new CEO will begin immediately, AmeriPath said.
In the meantime, the company will be run by the office of the CEO, including CFO David Redmond, president Joseph Sonnier, and COO Martin Stefanelli.
New has been the CEO of the company since AmeriPath was founded. Queally is also a general partner with Welsh Carson, Anderson & Stowe.