Affymetrix has promoted Kevin King to president of the company from his previous post as vice president of life sciences and executive vice president. King joined Affy in January of this year. Prior to that, he was CEO and president of Thomson Healthcare and also held executive-level roles at GE Healthcare and Hewlett-Packard.
John Taylor has been tapped to take the role of executive vice president of health with the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Taylor was an executive at Abbott, and held senior-level positions for 14 years at the US Food and Drug Administration.