Michael Melingo to succeed Dominique Baly in the Sartorius lab business
Effective April 1, 2014, Michael Melingo will head marketing, sales and services of the Lab Products & Services Division at Sartorius. He will therefore succeed Dominique Baly, who will retire from the company as planned after reaching retirement age. Michael Melingo will report to CEO and Executive Board Chairman Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg and be a member of the Group Executive Committee, the highest operational management level of the Sartorius Group.
Michael Melingo, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry as a sales and marketing executive, will be joining Sartorius from Metrohm, the Swiss manufacturer of analytical instruments, where he was CEO of its U.S. subsidiary. Before that, he had worked for Baxter, Bio-Rad, Millipore and Waters in Europe and Asia. Michael Melingo is of Austrian nationality and a bioengineer who specializes in biochemistry and food technology.
"With Michael, we have found an exceptionally experienced manager to join our team, who has successfully managed international laboratory businesses. In his new role at Sartorius, he will focus on further developing the global sales, marketing and service organization of our laboratory division business and strengthen its strategic positioning," said Sartorius CEO and Executive Board Chairman Joachim Kreuzburg.
The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2013, the technology group earned sales revenue of 887.3 million euros according to preliminary figures. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs around 5,800 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and lab consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.