Lonza announces the appointment of Harry Boot as new Chief Operating Officer for Lonza’s Life Science Ingredients (LSI) sector and member of the Lonza Management Committee. He takes over the position from Stefan Borgas who headed the sector ad interim since June 2010, parallel to his CEO position. Harry Boot will assume the role on 1 March 2011.
Harry brings significant global experience and knowledge to Lonza having served in the process and chemical industry with GE Silicones, GE Plastics, GE Consumer & Industrial and most recently Bluestar/ Blackstone, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer. He has extensive experience managing large organizations and possesses strong sales, marketing and operational experience with an excellent track record. Harry holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA in Finance.
Harry is married, has three children and has resided in Asia since 2005. After a short transition period in Basel, Switzerland, he will relocate back to China.
Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. In addition, Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal care markets.
Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2009, the company had sales of CHF 2.690 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.
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