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Mark Dearden Appointed as CEO of Specac, Ltd

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Orpington, England, July 2024- Specac, Ltd (“Specac”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dearden to its Board of Directors as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2024.

Mr. Dearden is a seasoned international executive with over 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry dedicated to scientific innovation and impactful outcomes. Upon joining the LGC Group in 2011, Mr. Dearden served as Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for the Genomics Division before being appointed its Managing Director in July 2020. Prior to LGC, Mr. Dearden held various international leadership positions in general management, marketing, product management, and sales with leading life sciences companies such as Amersham Biosciences, GE Healthcare and Thermo Electron. Mr. Dearden holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Sydney and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

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Upon his appointment as CEO, Mr. Dearden commented, “I am honored and thrilled to have the privilege of leading the teams at Specac and its recently acquired Harrick division. I believe the combined company has tremendous opportunities to build on its strong product portfolio, global distribution reach and loyal customer base. I look forward to leading the company through its next phase of growth by leveraging these strengths and accelerating product innovation.”

Furthermore, Dave Patteson, an Ampersand Partner, added, “Mark brings substantial, global experience from the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and applied research market sectors. As a seasoned executive, we are excited about the contributions Mark will make as CEO to lead Specac’s ambitious growth strategy and drive value creation for all its stakeholders.”

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