Dr. John Mills and Joseph Gentile Join Board of Directors of ChanTestCorporation
Thu, 11/12/2009 - 4:45am
ChanTest, a provider of cardiacsafety, ion channel, and GPCR services and products for drug discovery anddevelopment, today announced that Dr. F. John Mills and Joseph Gentile havebeen appointed to its board of directors. Dr. Mills is presently the CEO ofBioStorage Technologies, Inc., which provides management, logistics, andbiological specimens and data storage services for life sciences companies.Mr. Gentile is the former Vice President and General Manager of BD BiosciencesDiscovery Labware, where he helped to transform the business from a commoditylab plasticware supplier to a valued partner of researchers in life scienceand drug discovery. "John and Joe bring a tremendous amount of global business strategy,management, and governance expertise to ChanTest," said Dr. Arthur (Buzz)Brown, President and CEO of ChanTest. "Both individuals have been responsiblefor helping to re-focus businesses to accelerate growth and add value forcustomers and key business stakeholders - valuable perspectives that they willbring to our Board. I look forward to working closely with them to helpposition ChanTest for even greater success." Dr. Mills co-founded BioStorage Technologies in 2003, which currentlyserves over 100 life science companies worldwide. Dr. Mills previously heldroles of increasing responsibility at Covance since 1991, most recently as theCorporate Senior Vice President and President, Clinical Support Services. Inaddition to Covance, he has held senior management positions at Corning andJanssen Pharmaceutical. Dr. Mills received his medical degree at CambridgeUniversity, Pembroke College, a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey, and aDiploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians,Edinburgh. Mr. Gentile joined BD Biosciences in 1996, where he served in severalsenior management positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to BD, Mr.Gentile also held management responsibilities at Hewlett-Packard, andengineering roles at AVCO Everett Research Lab, ELSCINT, Inc. and Advanced NMRSystems. Mr. Gentile holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering fromNortheastern University, a master's degree in electrical engineering and anM.B.A. from Boston University, and has completed executive education programsat Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is aDirector of the New England Healthcare Institute, and serves as an AdvisoryBoard member for Vertify, Inc.