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David Teitel

David Teitel is transitioning from his role as CFO and treasurer of Alere into a new role at the company, Alere said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. His new role has not yet been defined. Alere has engaged an executive search firm to find his replacement, and Teitel will remain as CFO until the process is completed. Teitel joined Alere in 2003 as director of finance operations and became vice president of finance the following year. Since 2006 he has been CFO, SVP, and treasurer of Alere.

The Scan

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