Affymetrix Founder and Chairman Stephen Fodor is retiring from the company's board, effective Jan. 30. Jami Nachtsheim will succeed Fodor as Chairwoman.
Fodor founded Affy in 1992 and initially was the company's scientific director. In 1993, he was named the firm's president and served as its CEO from 1997 to 2008. He has been on the board since Affy's founding and became its chairman in 1999.
Nachtsheim has been an Affy director since 2010. Three years later, she became its lead independent director.