Ribbon Biolabs: Jodi Barrientos, Harold de Vladar
Austrian DNA synthesis company Ribbon Biolabs has promoted Jodi Barrientos to interim CEO. Earlier this year, she had joined the company as chief business officer. Barrientos succeeds founder Harold de Vladar as CEO, who will remain a member of the company's board and a senior advisor. Prior to joining Ribbon Biolabs, she was VP of commercial marketing for the diagnostics genomics group at Agilent Technologies. She also held leadership roles in commercial operations and sales at Agilent. Before that, she had positions in global product management at Qiagen and in field and technical applications at Roche Diagnostics. She holds a BS in molecular biology and microbiology from Purdue University.