Thomas Schweins has been appointed as head of the life science business area for Qiagen, CEO Peer Schatz noted in an earnings call this week. Schweins has been with Qiagen since 2004 and has been an integral part of the company's executive committee during this period, Schatz said. He also previously served as head of marketing and strategy at Qiagen, where he was involved in managing the company's global life science business. He also previously worked for Boston Consulting Group, Hoechst, and Aventis.
Schweins is taking over for Brad Crutchfield, who stepped down from the role for personal reasons, Schatz said.