Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services, named Manuel O. Méndez senior vice president and chief commercial officer, effective Oct. 7.
“Manuel is a seasoned and dynamic leader with more than 25 years of experience in diagnostics and life sciences,” said Jim Davis, executive vice president, General Diagnostics at Quest. “His deep understanding of health systems and other customer segments will enable us to build on Quest’s strong Commercial foundation.”
Manuel joins Quest from Qiagen N.V., a worldwide provider of Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing, where he helped accelerate growth and led a global commercial team as senior vice president, Head of Global Commercial Operations and member of the executive committee.
Steve Rusckowski, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: “We have been growing our revenues by taking advantage of being newly in-network with UnitedHealthcare, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Anthem Georgia, and Manuel is the right person to help inspire and lead our commercial team.”
Before joining Qiagen in 2014, he served as executive vice president Americas for bioMérieux from 2010-2014. Manuel has held a variety of sales, marketing and general management roles with Abbott Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific and OraSure Technologies – with leadership positions in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asian markets.