After serving 12 years as CEO of PerkinElmer, Robert Friel will step down from that position as well as from his role as chairman of the board, effective Dec. 29, 2019. He will continue to serve as an advisor until March 1, 2020. The firm also announced that Prahlad Singh, current president and COO of PerkinElmer, will become CEO on Dec. 30, 2019, and he has been elected a director of the company, effective today. Prior to joining PerkinElmer in 2014, Singh was general manager of GE Healthcare's women's health business.
PerkinElmer also said that Alexis Michas, currently lead director, will serve as non-executive chairman of PerkinElmer's board, starting Dec. 30.