Quest Diagnostics said Surya Mohapatra, the company's chairman, president and CEO, will step down within the next six months.
Quest Diagnostics CEO to step down
The board of directors has formed a search committee and is conducting an internal and external search for Mohapatra's successor, according to a Quest news release.
Mohapatra, 62, joined Quest in 1999 as COO and was promoted to president later that year. He was named chairman and CEO in 2004. A spokeswoman said in an e-mail that Mohapatra is “stepping down as part of the succession process.”
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