Meet Our Teams

Meet Beckman Coulter

No matter where you are in your career, you can meet your next challenge and realize your potential here. That’s because we embrace continuous improvement as a core value and a personal goal. 

We believe you’ll meet your future career here, because when you work here, you move healthcare forward. It’s not just a corporate vision—it’s why Beckman Coulter exists and it’s what our teams do every day.

So come meet your next favorite team. A collaborative and inclusive work environment is how we win as one.

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Meet Our Associates

 

Video We drive the industry forward

  • Our products help physicians and patients every day
  • We are truly dedicated to moving healthcare forward—it’s more than a corporate vision, it’s why we come to work

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  • We believe it’s important for our associates to have opportunities to grow and develop
  • We embrace continuous improvement as a core value and a personal goal

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  • We are all about the team: a collaborative, inclusive environment is how we win as one
  • The Danaher Business System provides us with tools to solve problems and meet our stretch goals
  • Our work is challenging, but our people are friendly and supportive

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Meet Our Leaders

Chris Riley
President
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Chris became president of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics in August 2017. He has been with Danaher, the parent company of Beckman Coulter, for over a decade where Chris held positions of increasing responsibility across sales and marketing, new product development, and operating president roles. Chris is passionate about applying Danaher Business System principles to drive improved quality, innovation, and customer experience across Beckman Coulter Diagnostics.

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

 

Joe Repp
President
Microbiology

Joe is president of the microbiology business embedded operating company. Joe has been with Beckman Coulter Diagnostics for a decade after joining us from Becton Dickinson where his career spanned 14 years. At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Joe has held important leadership roles in the commercial and operations organizations including successfully leading our Microbiology business unit.

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

 

Julie Sawyer Montgomery
Senior Vice President
Products, Global Marketing & 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.

 

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.

 

Bernadette Duffy
Vice President
Global Service, DBS & Project Management

Bernadette (Bernie) has a decade of significant DBS experience, starting with her roles in Tektronix (now a part of Fortive). At Tektronix, she led commercial and service teams; and at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Bernie has established a data-driven culture of accountability in global service by incorporating DBS tools into daily work. Her Project Management experience spans several critical projects, including her support of the Cepheid integration.

Bernie holds a Master of Science in Chemistry from Kevin Street College, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Griffith College, and Master of Business Administration from University College Dublin.

 

Allison Blackwell
Vice President
Human Resources Diagnostics Platform

Allison started with Beckman Coulter in Brea, California in 2007. Before joining Beckman Coulter, Allison was Regional Vice President, Human Resources at Target Corporation. She joined Target in 1997 as legal counsel in Employee Relations and advanced through levels of increasing responsibility in the Employee Relations and Human Resources functions.

Allison graduated cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She later received her Juris Doctor from Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.

 

Noreen Galvin
Senior Vice President
Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Noreen Galvin is senior vice president, quality and regulatory affairs for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. Noreen joined Beckman Coulter in 1995 and has held leadership roles in various functions including R & D, European commercial operations, service, strategic marketing, product management, technical support and QRA.

Noreen holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and biochemistry and a Ph.D. in microbiology, both from University College Dublin, Ireland.

 

Vibeke Holst-Andersen
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Legal

Vibeke joined Beckman in June 2019 after more than six years as Radiometer VP Legal and General Counsel. She has also been the Diagnostics Platform Regional Counsel, Europe for three years and the Danaher Russia Counsel for four years. Vibeke started her career with 8 years in private practice in Copenhagen, mainly focusing on litigation. Later she became in-house counsel and has experience as a GC in multi-national companies, among others within the diagnostic industry.

 

Mark Kuhn
Senior Vice President and Group CFO
Diagnostics Platform

Mark rejoined Danaher/Cepheid on Jan 10, 2017 after taking some time off in 2012 and spent two years transitioning Cepheid into Danaher as CFO. In January of 2019, Mark moved to Brea in the DX Platform role and has since taken on daily duties at Beckman Dx as CFO. Prior to 2012, Mark worked for numerous Danaher/Fortive companies in a variety of Finance and Operations roles including Fluke, Fluke Networks, Videojet, Danaher Controls, Motion Group and Dental Group. He originally joined Danaher in the Corporate office in February 1991.