Eurofins MWG Operon, a Eurofins Genomics Company, Adds Lawrence Smith as New Chief Operations Officer

Smith Brings Diverse Business Experience to the Genomics Market

Jun. 30th, 2014

Lawrence (Larry) Smith has joined Eurofins MWG Operon, Inc., a Eurofins Genomics company, as their new Chief Operations Officer. New COO Smith is excited about the challenges of this position. “I am thrilled to join the Eurofins Genomics team and build upon our excellent performance and reputation for providing our customers with a full range of high-quality genomic products and services.” As Eurofins Genomics continues to expand their services and product offerings, Smith’s extensive operations and organizational leadership experience will be an asset as the company maintains its strong growth and performance.

Mr. Smith joins Eurofins following his role as CEO and President of Mitsubishi Chemical’s Mytex Polymers US Corporation. There, he successfully guided the organization through the difficult economic period impacted by the global financial crisis and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Prior to his experience at Mitsubishi, Mr. Smith held various leadership roles in Terex Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation.

CEO Martin Kunz commented on Smith’s recruitment. “We’re confident that Eurofins Genomics will thrive with Larry as COO of Eurofins Genomics. His international experience and his past success in doubling revenue in a highly competitive environment make him the ideal candidate,” stated Kunz. “Larry’s management expertise, specifically in logistics and operations, will complement the strengths and experience of our Eurofins Genomics management team.”

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