Quantum-Si Appoints Former Bio-Techne President and CEO, Chuck Kummeth, to serve as independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

BRANFORD, Conn.Quantum-Si Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), The Protein Sequencing Company™, today announced the appointment of Charles (“Chuck”) Kummeth to the role of independent Chairman of the Board, effective May 27, 2024.

Mr. Kummeth has over 35 years of leadership experience in Life Sciences most recently as President and CEO of Bio-Techne. During Mr. Kummeth’s tenure at Bio-Techne, he oversaw tremendous growth across all aspects of the business including annual revenue growth from $300M to over $1.1B, growth in the employee base from 800 to over 3,000, and the successful execution of 19 acquisitions, all while maintaining a 35% or better EBITDA level. Under Mr. Kummeth’s leadership, Bio-Techne’s market capitalization grew from $2.2B to a high of $21B, culminating in an invitation for the company to join the S&P 500.

Prior to Bio-Techne, Mr. Kummeth served as President of Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography and President of the Laboratory Consumables Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Mr. Kummeth served in various roles during his 24-year career at 3M Corporation, culminating as the Vice President of the company’s Medical Division.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chuck as the independent Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Jeff Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum-Si. “Chuck’s broad operational experience in the Life Sciences industry in general and the field of proteomics specifically, combined with his proven public company leadership track record, will be an invaluable asset to Quantum-Si as the company continues to expand its reach and impact in proteomics.”

Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, who has served as Chairman of the Board since our inception, will remain a member of the Board of Directors of the Company going forward. “I am excited for Chuck to step in to the role of Chairman of the Board and believe his deep experience in the field will help deliver on the founding vision for Quantum-Si, to enable customers to make scientific breakthroughs that will ultimately improve the lives of the people we love,” said Dr. Rothberg.

“I am honored to join Quantum-Si as the Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Mr. Kummeth. “I believe Quantum-Si’s technology has the potential to transform the field of proteomics initially in research and drug development and longer term, expanding into clinical diagnostics. I look forward to leading the Board of Directors and helping to guide the Company through this next phase of growth and value creation.”

Mr. Kummeth received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, and a MS in Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas and an MBS from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Kummeth also serves on the boards of Gentherm, a thermal management technology company, PerkinElmer, a life sciences company, and Orthofix, a global spine and orthopedics company.

About Quantum-Si Incorporated

Quantum-Si, The Protein Sequencing Company™, is focused on revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. The Company’s suite of technologies is powered by a first-of-its-kind semiconductor chip designed to enable next-generation single-molecule protein sequencing and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing. Learn more at quantum-si.com or follow us on LinkedIn or X.

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