Stephanie Wells has been appointed corporate senior vice president, marketing and chief marketing officer, Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. In this new position, Ms. Wells will be responsible for establishing and implementing global marketing strategies and branding initiatives. She will also participate as a member in the strategic planning process of the company.
Prior to joining the company, Ms. Wells was vice president worldwide marketing, clinical labs for Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company in Raritan, NJ, where she was responsible for the clinical lab global marketing strategy and several product launches. Ms. Wells also served as vice president marketing for the lab testing business unit at Bayer Diagnostics. She has more than 25 years of healthcare business experience, including extensive sales, marketing and general business management experience.
James C. Foster, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Charles River said, "Stephanie brings a wealth of life sciences marketing experience to Charles River. Her expertise and business acumen will add significant strength to our executive management team. We are very pleased to bring her aboard."