Steven Kafka will resign as president and chief operating officer of Foundation Medicine, effective Feb. 16, 2018. CEO Troy Cox will take on the additional role of president, and Konstantin Fiedler will become COO. Fiedler joined the company in 2016 as senior vice president of international markets and managing director of FMI Germany, the firm's wholly-owned subsidiary in Germany. Prior to that, he was head of innovation of the healthcare unit of Linde, and before that, managing director in the Leica Biosystems division of Danaher. Earlier, he was a general manager in General Electric's life sciences division. Fiedler holds a master of science degree in physics from the University of Graz and a PhD in physics from the University of Konstanz.