SECAUCUS, N.J., Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that Manuel O. Méndez has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer effective October 7, 2019.
"Manuel is a seasoned and dynamic leader with more than 25 years of experience in diagnostics and life sciences," said Jim Davis, Executive Vice President, General Diagnostics. "His deep understanding of health systems and other customer segments will enable us to build on Quest's strong Commercial foundation."
Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, added: "We have been growing our revenues by taking advantage of being newly in-network with UnitedHealthcare, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Anthem Georgia, and Manuel is the right person to help inspire and lead our Commercial team."
Manuel joins Quest from QIAGEN N.V., a worldwide provider of Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing, where he helped accelerate growth and led a global commercial team as SVP, Head of Global Commercial Operations and member of the Executive Committee. Before joining QIAGEN in 2014, he served as EVP Americas for bioMérieux from 2010-2014. Manuel has held a variety of sales, marketing and general management roles with Abbott Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific and OraSure Technologies – with leadership positions in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asian markets.
Manuel received an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University. He is fluent in Spanish and has served on several boards, including 908 Devices, a maker of point-of-need chemical analyzers; Village Care of New York; and the Jorge Posada Foundation.
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