Vector Laboratories Expands Executive Team with Two New Hires
July 26, 2022
Diverse and deep financial and commercial experience will help lead Vector Laboratories’ ongoing expansion strategy
Vector Laboratories, the pioneer of innovative proteomic and glycomic solutions, today announced that Vatea Herman, CPA and Kenny Drew, MS joined the Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Commercial, respectively.
Ms. Herman joined Vector Laboratories earlier in 2022 as Interim Chief Financial Officer. A licensed CPA with more than 20 years’ experience, she most recently consulted with several start-up companies to provide both finance and accounting expertise. Prior to that, Ms. Herman worked at global public accounting firm KPMG where she gained extensive knowledge and experience through auditing companies in various industries. In her role as Chief Financial Officer for Vector Laboratories she will accelerate the company’s vision to expand through M&A while investing for organic growth.
“Vatea comes to Vector Laboratories with extensive experience and understanding of the unique financial needs of a private equity backed company,” said Lisa V. Sellers, PhD, CEO of Vector Laboratories. “Her addition to the company’s Executive Team represents another positive step we are taking to create strong leadership that will position us to expand our commercial footprint and manufacturing capabilities through acquisitions and organic growth.”
“I am looking forward to providing the financial leadership needed to drive Vector Laboratories’ growth strategies,” added Herman. “This is an exciting time to join Lisa and her team, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”
Mr. Drew’s career began in research as a Research Scientist for Bristol Myers Squibb and later as a Field Applications Specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Kenny went on to expand his sales experience at Beckman Coulter and then Tecan, transitioning into roles of increasing responsibility, including management of a sales team. Kenny then transitioned into smaller organizations, first serving as the Americas leader at Advanced Instruments and then as Vice President of Sales at IsoPlexis.
“VP, Commercial is a newly created role that will bring together our Marketing, Sales and Commercial Operations teams under Kenny’s leadership,” said Dr. Sellers. His sales expertise with over 18 years of experience in both large and smaller companies, within the Life Science industry, is the ideal combination for us to apply best practices and key performance indictors across our commercial activities, while being nimble as the organization and company grows.
I am excited to join the talented and experienced team at Vector Laboratories,” said Kenny Drew. “Together we will plan and implement a commercial strategy that focuses on supporting our customers and partners.”
The addition of Vatea and Kenny expands Vector Laboratories Executive Team that also includes Pamela James, PhD, Vice President, Product, and Kum Ming Woo, Vice President, Operations.
About Vector Laboratories
Vector Laboratories empowers scientific advances with innovative proteomic and glycomic solutions. Supporting industries worldwide for 45 years and counting, Vector Laboratories is a trusted manufacturing partner with unmatched technical expertise and a culture of service. Customers rely on Vector Laboratories’ immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, glycobiology and bioconjugation products and custom manufacturing capabilities to move science forward, with impact. Vector Laboratories’ market-tested product portfolio provides the critical tools researchers need to precisely visualize and study tissues and cells, and to ultimately tackle today’s biggest healthcare challenges. The company’s products and technologies have been cited in more than 350,000 peer-reviewed publications and its catalog and custom products are relied upon by laboratories around the world. Headquartered in Newark, CA, Vector Laboratories includes a global network of more than 40 distributors. For more information about Vector Laboratories, please visit: www.vectorlabs.com.
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