Essen BioScience Appoints Brett Williams as President and CEO

Essen BioScience is pleased to announce that Brett Williams will succeed Kirk Schroeder as President and CEO. Mr. Schroeder will continue with the business as VP of Research and Development alongside Brad Neagle, who co-founded the business with Mr. Schroeder and serves as VP of Engineering and Operations.

Brett Williams is an accomplished life sciences executive with outstanding leadership experience and an impressive record of success growing and improving the market position and performance of companies through focused business strategies and acquisitions. Brett comes to Essen from Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies) where he served in a number of capacities including, most recently as VP and General Manager Cellular Analysis business unit and previously as Cellular Analysis Market Development Leader and Senior Director, Cellular Analysis Essentials. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, Brett led the design and implementation of strategies to drive sustainable growth by instituting customer-centric product management and new product development plans, excellence in sales and marketing execution, and a focus on continuous operational improvements throughout the organization.

“I am very excited that Brett has accepted the CEO position at Essen,” said Kirk Schroeder. “I believe he has the right experience, approach and energy to lead our company forward and his addition will allow Brad and me to focus exclusively on continued product innovation. I’m confident that the combination of Brett’s leadership, our record of innovation and the strategic and financial resources of SFW Capital is a formula for continued, long term success. “

“The team at Essen has a long history of developing ground-breaking instruments that have proven to be major enablers in the cell-based research market. Essen has unique and differentiated product technology with a broad set of very high-value applications, deep customer relationships and an extremely innovative culture. It was a very compelling opportunity for me to lead the team at Essen and build upon the Company’s strong foundation, and partner with Kirk, Brad and the rest of the management team to make the investments that will insure that we can continue to deliver innovative solutions and excellent service to our customers,” said Mr. Williams.

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