Quest Diagnostics Announces Senior Leadership Appointments
-- John B. Haydon transitions to Vice President, Joint Ventures and Strategic Programs
-- James E. Davis named Senior Vice President, Operations
-- Lidia L. Fonseca named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

MADISON, N.J., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced a series of senior leadership appointments designed to strengthen the management team as it executes the company's five-point business strategy.


John B. Haydon, Senior Vice President, Operations, has decided for family reasons to take a new position that requires less travel, and will transition to a new role as Vice President, Joint Ventures and Strategic Programs, reporting to Steve Rusckowski, President and CEO.  

James E. Davis, previously Senior Vice President, Diagnostic Solutions, will become Senior Vice President, Operations, succeeding Mr. Haydon. In addition to his operations role, Mr. Davis will continue to oversee Quest's two products businesses, Focus Diagnostics and Celera Diagnostics.

"I would like to thank John Haydon for his outstanding contributions to Quest," Mr. Rusckowski said. "Under his leadership, we have made superb progress building our 'Drive' operational excellence program and improving efficiency through 'Invigorate.' I look forward to accelerating this progress under Jim Davis, whose broad general management and operations experience during his career positions him well to lead operations."

In addition, Lidia L. Fonseca will join Quest Diagnostics as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective April 2, 2014. She will report to both Mr. Rusckowski and Mr. Davis and become a member of the company's Senior Management Team.

"Lidia has a proven track record leading strategic IT operations in healthcare and I'm very pleased she is joining the Quest Diagnostics team," said Mr. Rusckowski. "Her extensive expertise in big data, automation and building outstanding client experiences will help drive growth."

Ms. Fonseca previously was the Chief Information Officer at LabCorp and held a number of senior leadership positions in supply chain and IT at Philips Healthcare.

She earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA and a Master of Business Informatics from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Graduate School of Business.

Contacts: Dan Haemmerle (investors) at 973-520-2900; and Wendy Bost (media) at 973-520-2800

SOURCE Quest Diagnostics Incorporated