Alere Hires Namal Nawana as COO
Alere (NYSE: ALR) (the "Company") announced today the appointment of Namal Nawana as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective December 30, 2012. Mr. Nawana comes to Alere from Johnson & Johnson, where he has spent 15 years in various leadership roles, spanning the fields of engineering, marketing, sales and general management, including in Canada, Europe, the United States and the Asia Pacific region. At Alere, Mr. Nawana will be responsible for all commercial, R&D and operational functions, globally.
Mr. Nawana's experience before and at Johnson & Johnson has earned him a reputation as a strategist, an innovator and a global operations leader focused on scaling businesses profitably. Most recently, Mr. Nawana served as the Worldwide President of DePuy Synthes Spine, a Johnson & Johnson company, responsible for, among other things, managing all operations globally. Prior to that, he was Area Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Medical's operations in Australia and New Zealand, Chairman of the DePuy Asia Pacific Franchise Council, General Manager for DePuy Australia and General Manager for Depuy Canada. Through these roles, Mr. Nawana demonstrated a consistent track record of delivering year over year results. During this time, Mr. Nawana