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About Beckman Coulter


At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the clinical laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner—helping laboratory and other healthcare professionals provide better patient care by delivering the accurate diagnostic information they need—when they need it.

We do challenging work on a global scale, invest in growing our associates’ careers and embrace continuous improvement. Moving healthcare forward is our passion and what we do every day.

In today’s healthcare environment, supporting the goals of medical practices, hospitals and health networks—delivering high-quality patient care, improving the health of populations and reducing the costs of healthcare—is paramount. Our comprehensive and unique range of diagnostic solutions, clinical data management tools and proven process management expertise is our contribution. These solutions help healthcare professionals assess, diagnose and monitor conditions from cardiac disease to metabolic functions, blood disorders, infectious disease, cancer and more. We provide reliable and robust solutions to enable effective and efficient diagnosis, improving healthcare around the globe.

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Leadership team

Chris Riley
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Chris became president of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics in August 2017. He joined the Danaher organization in 2007 in business development, and transitioned in 2012 to Videojet, an operating company of Danaher, to lead their global marketing and strategy team. In this role, Chris built Videojet’s digital marketing strategy and positioned the company as a benchmark for transformative marketing within Danaher. Chris was appointed president, Videojet Americas and global functions, in 2015 and promoted to president of Videojet in early 2016.

Chris holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John Blackwood
Senior Vice President
Products and Services

John is head of products and services at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. John joined Beckman Coulter in 2007 as vice president of research and development for the immunoassay business, transitioned to lead product management across diagnostics, and then was appointed leader of the chemistry and immunoassay businesses in 2014, where he worked extensively to build a pipeline of important new products, such as the DxC 700 AU chemistry analyzer and the AMH and Vitamin D assays.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in clinical chemistry from Northeastern University and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Kathleen Orland
Vice President
Marketing and Danaher Business System

Kathleen has been a member of the Beckman Coulter Diagnostics team since 2005, largely in product management, as director of immunoassay product management and later as vice president of chemistry and immunoassay product management.

Kathleen has a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Medical Technologist MT(ASCP) from NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois.

Rodolphe Boschet
Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Communications

Rodolphe is senior vice president of human resources and communications for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. Previously, Rodolphe led human resources as vice president for Radiometer, an operating company of Danaher. He has more than 20 years of experience in global HR in the United States and Europe.

Rodolphe has a master's degree in political sciences from the Sorbonne University and a master's degree in international human resources management from the École Normale Supérieure in France.

Puneet Sarin
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Chemistry and Immunoassay

Puneet joined Beckman Coulter in October 2016, as vice president of product management for chemistry and immunoassay. Prior to Beckman Coulter, he was vice president and general manager of the pathology imaging business unit at Leica Biosystems, an operating company of Danaher. During his tenure, Puneet built a cohesive team and led adoption of the Danaher Business System culture throughout the organization.

Puneet holds a bachelor's degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering as well as an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Jac Price
Senior Vice President
Global Operations

Jac is senior vice president of diagnostics global operations. He has been with Beckman Coulter for more than 20 years in roles with increasing responsibility in areas such as operations, logistics and commercial operations, including three international assignments in Japan, Austria and Switzerland. In those years, he has demonstrated his capability as a leader and practitioner of the Danaher Business System.

Jac has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Erik Johnson
Vice President and General Manager
Workflow and Information Technology Solutions

Erik is vice president and general manager of the workflow and information technology solutions (WITS) business unit. He joined Beckman Coulter in 2009. Prior to that, he managed corporate strategy and marketing functions at Samsung Electronics.

He holds a bachelor's degree in history, political science, economics from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joe Repp
Vice President and General Manager

Joe is vice president and general manager of the microbiology business unit. Joe was promoted to this position in 2015 and brings to the role significant depth of expertise in sales and marketing, operations and general management. He has been with Beckman Coulter since 2009 in a variety of roles in operations and customer operations.

Joe has a management degree from Binghamton University and an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston.

Peter Soltani
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Hematology and Urinalysis

Peter is senior vice president and general manager of the hematology and urinalysis business unit. Peter joined Beckman Coulter in January 2016, and has a track record of strong business and people leadership, driving innovation and growth in diagnostic businesses.

Peter joined the diagnostics team from Siemens Diagnostic Imaging, where he was the vice president and general manager of their imaging services business. Prior to his Siemens experience, Peter worked for Hologic, Inc. for 13 years, where he held general management positions in women's health and imaging.

Peter has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in materials engineering from the University of Maryland.

Knud Mueller
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Knud is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, responsible for all aspects of financial management and information technology. Knud joined Beckman Coulter in July 2015.

Previously, Knud was CFO and vice president of Leica Microsystems, an operating company of Danaher, leading all global finance and IT activities. Prior to that, he was CFO of Leica Biosystems.

Knud holds an MBA from Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany.

Jianqing Bennett
Senior Vice President
High Growth Markets

Jianqing joined Beckman Coulter Diagnostics as senior vice president for high-growth markets in 2017. Previously, she was president of Carestream Health's medical digital business, where she led a 3,500-person organization in more than 40 countries, with three global research and development centers and manufacturing facilities in Israel, China and the United States.

She has an MBA from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business in Iowa City, Iowa, and a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College in Shanghai, China.

Julie Sawyer Montgomery
Senior Vice President
Customer Operations, Developed Markets

Julie joined Beckman Coulter Diagnostics as senior vice president of customer operations for developed markets in 2017. Before joining Beckman Coulter, Julie served as president of Hospira Infusion Systems, a Pfizer company. Earlier roles at Hospira included U.S. regional president, vice president of global marketing and vice president of international sales. Prior to joining Hospira, Julie led marketing strategy for the cardiovascular division of Boston Scientific and served healthcare clients as a project leader for the Boston Consulting Group.

Julie holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Curt Brueske
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Curtis (Curt) is senior vice president and general counsel for both Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and the Danaher Diagnostics Platform.

Previously, Curt was general counsel for GE Healthcare Systems, where he oversaw all legal and compliance activities, including intellectual property management and mergers and acquisitions support. Prior to that, he was general counsel for GE Global Research.

Curt has a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating cum laude, and bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

He is admitted to the bar in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.