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Quest Diagnostics: Sam Samad

Quest Diagnostics has named Sam Samad executive vice president and CFO. Effective July 11, he will succeed Mark Guinan who will be retiring after more than eight years in the role.

Samad joins Quest from Illumina, where he had been CFO for more than five years (for more on Samad's departure from Illumina, click here). Prior to Illumina, he was senior VP and treasurer at Cardinal Health. Before that he held a variety of sales and finance roles at Eli Lilly and Company.

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