BEDFORD, Mass., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Instrumentation
Laboratory (IL) today announced the appointment of Ramon E. Benet
as its Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2011. Mr.
Benet began his career with IL in 1993 and was most recently Senior
Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Sales and Service.
Mr. Benet succeeds Josep Manent who served as CEO since 1999.
Under Mr. Manent’s leadership, IL re-engineered its product
development process and released new and innovative products,
resulting in growth more than double that of the industry.
“Josep and Ramon have worked very closely together over the last
decade, bringing extraordinary experience, capabilities and
commitment to IL,” said Salvador Casases, Chief Executive Officer
at Werfen Group, IL’s parent company. “Therefore, we have
great confidence that with Ramon at the helm, we will continue to
have strong guidance, strategic insight and direction to maintain
IL’s leadership position in the industry.”
“I am extremely energized by this appointment,” said Ramon
Benet. “IL is in a very strong position, both in the Critical
Care and Hemostasis diagnostic markets. Opportunities abound
for us and I look forward to working with the senior leadership
team to further our upward trajectory.”
Mr. Benet has over twenty-five years of experience in marketing
and sales in the in vitro diagnostics and consumer goods
industries. Prior to joining IL, he held marketing and sales
positions of increasing responsibility for Centocor Diagnostics,
Ortho Diagnostic Systems and Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis). Mr.
Benet holds a law degree from the University of Barcelona and an
MBA from IESE, University of Navarra, both in Spain.
Instrumentation Laboratory (www.ilus.com),
founded in 1959, is a worldwide developer, manufact