Quest Diagnostics Appoints Robert E. Peters Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated , the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that Robert E. Peters has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Peters will be responsible for leading Sales and Marketing initiatives driving overall profitable growth through ensuring a comprehensive focus on meeting the needs of customers.

In 2002, Mr. Peters was named Regional Vice President, East Region. Previously, he led the company's New York / New Jersey operations.

Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics in 1997, Mr. Peters held a variety of sales leadership and general management positions at Ciba-Geigy AG (now part of Novartis) during a period spanning more than twenty years. He eventually held the position of Vice President, U.S. Operations for the Pharmaceutical Business. Mr. Peters holds a B.S. Degree from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is the nation's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, providing insights that enable healthcare professionals to make decisions that improve health. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services in the United States through its national network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is the leading provider of esoteric testing, including gene-based medical testing, and also empowers healthcare organizations and clinicians with state-of-the-art connectivity solutions that improve patient care. Additional company information is available at:

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SOURCE: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

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