Scott Garrett has resigned his post as chairman, president and CEO of Beckman Coulter, a biomedical testing-equipment manufacturer.
Garrett resigns top spot at Beckman Coulter
Garrett will continue with the company as a full-time, nonexecutive employee through Jan. 15, 2011, to help with the leadership transition, according to a news release. Beckman’s board has appointed J. Robert Hurley interim president and CEO. Hurley most recently was senior vice president of human resources and chairman of Beckman Coulter Japan.
Beckman’s lead independent director, Glenn Schafer, will serve as nonexecutive chairman. Hurley and Schafer will remain in their roles until a replacement for Garrett is selected. The announcement gave no reason for Garrett’s move.
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