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Sequenom has appointed Charles Slacik to its board of directors. Slacik has served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance for Beckman Coulter since 2006. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Watson Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company; and senior vice president and chief financial officer at CR Bard, which develops medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology, and surgical specialty products.

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