Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a leading provider of antibody products and analytical test kits for the food safety and water quality markets, announced that Richard Rumble has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. In welcoming Ric to the Company, Matt Knight, President and CEO said, "We undertook an extensive search to find the right person to fill this very important and strategic position. Ric was clearly distinguished by his experience, accomplishments and leadership across all marketing disciplines including, market development, program commercialization, product-line management, and strategic marketing. Not only is Ric an outstanding marketer, he has a strong history of working cross functionally to help all departments get a better focus on the customer and strategies for growth and profitability."
Rumble spent 14 years with 3M, where he advanced through a series of marketing and general management positions of increasing responsibility. Immediately prior to joining SDI, Mr. Rumble was with Steris Corporation, most recently as the VP and General Manager of their Healthcare Sterile Processing Business.
Rumble is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Immunology and Microbiology.
SDI also announced that Ms. Peggy Royer-Parisi has joined the company as Director of Human Resources, and that Mr. Mark Wood has joined the company as Director of Quality.
Knight commented that, "Throughout the past year, we have continued to build a team of very experienced and accomplished managers capable of delivering sustained and profitable growth. They will be instrumental in building our position as a leader in bio-detection technologies and antibody services."