NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Waters said this week that Douglas Berthiaume plans to retire from his position as CEO of the company sometime in the next two years.

The company's board of directors has appointed a succession planning committee to lead the selection of a successor, and it plans to hire an executive search firm. Waters said it plans to consider candidates who are already with the company and external candidates as well.

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