Michel Bouchard has been appointed as Illumina's chief accounting officer as of Jan. 1, 2013. He will also serve as the company's vice president of finance, a position he has held since March 2008. Prior to joining Illumina, he held senior finance and accounting positions at Websense.
Fluidigm has named Frederic Walder to serve as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Walder has been chief business officer since 2010. Previously, he held various senior executive posts at Thermo Fisher Scientific, including as senior vice president of customer excellence and division president of Thermo Electron.