Harvard Bioscience, a global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of tools to advance life science research, has named Ronald Aplin to Vice President Global Operations and Quality, effective immediately. This is a newly created position.
Mr. Aplin has more than 25 years experience in operations and supply chain management. He comes to Harvard Bioscience from Corning Incorporated, where he served as Operations/Plant Manager since 2012.
Prior to Corning, he worked as Director of Operations at Becton, Dickinson and Company. Earlier, he served as Plant Manager at Teleflex Medical, as well as senior operational roles in the petrochemical industry. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama and a master of arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Aplin said, "During my two and a half decades serving various medical customer bases, I have become keenly aware of the importance of continuous improvement and innovative approaches to an ever-changing global environment. I am convinced that Harvard Bioscience is well positioned for growth as the Company seeks to expand its footprint in international markets, while it continues the product development that has cemented its 113-year-old reputation for excellence. I look forward to working with Company management as we expand our global operations."
Jeffrey A. Duchemin, CEO and President of Harvard Bioscience, said, "Recruiting Ron Aplin as our first Vice President Global Operations and Quality is a significant win for Harvard Bioscience. His appointment continues our drive to bolster our executive management team with highly regarded leaders in the life science research industry. Ron's new position is another example of Harvard Bioscience becoming a more functional organization, as we continue to drive efficiencies to improve our operational structure. We are grateful that Ron decided to join us, and we expect to benefit from his expertise and leadership as we seek to expand our global presence in the months and years ahead."