Merck appoints Robert Yates from Roche lead Merck Millipore division

Merck appoints Robert Yates from Roche to lead Merck Millipore division

4:17 AM, 26th August 2011
Merck appoints Robert Yates from Roche to lead Merck Millipore division
Bernd Reckmann, Member, Executive Board of Merck.


DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Merck KGaA appointed Robert Yates as President of the Merck Millipore division as of September 1, 2011. He will report to Bernd Reckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck and responsible for Chemicals business sector, which includes the Merck Millipore and Performance Materials divisions. Reckmann has led the division since Merck’s acquisition of Millipore Corporation in July 2010.

“We are entering the next phase of our growth plan focused on delivering value to customers by driving pioneering innovation agenda, further penetrating new and established markets and optimizing our infrastructure. To fully focus on these activities we have appointed a dedicated President for the Merck Millipore division,” said Reckmann.

Robert joins Merck from the diagnostics division of Roche, where he led the Life Sciences business in Penzberg, Germany and served as a member of the Diagnostics Executive Committee. Robert has 22 years experience in the Life Science industry, aligning with Merck Millipore’s top priorities, which include maintaining a focus on quality growth and leveraging expertise to further expand the broad range of innovative solutions.

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