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Joel McComb, Gregory Heath

Illumina this week announced the appointment of Joel McComb as senior vice president and general manager of its life sciences unite and Gregory Heath as senior vice president and general manager of its diagnostics division.
McComb joins Illumina from GE Healthcare where he held a number of executive positions. Most recently, he was president of the Interventional Medicine Business at GE Health Care.
Heath comes to Illumina from Roche Molecular Systems where he held a number of senior executive positions. Most recently, Heath was senior vice president of global business at Roche Molecular Systems.

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