WALTHAM, Mass.–Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO – News), the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has elected William G. Parrett to its board of directors, bringing the company’s total number of directors to 11. Mr. Parrett has also been appointed to the board’s Audit Committee.
Mr. Parrett enjoyed a 40-year career at professional services firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, most recently serving as global chief executive officer from 2003 until his mandatory retirement in 2007. Among his many achievements at Deloitte, Mr. Parrett co-founded its Global Financial Services Industry practice and served as its first chairman. He transformed the firm’s capabilities and brand to set a new standard of excellence in the industry, and led Deloitte’s aggressive expansion into new markets, such as China and India.
“Bill is an exceptional leader whose vision drove him to seek out opportunities at a time of unprecedented challenges in his industry, resulting in the creation of a professional services powerhouse,” said Jim P. Manzi, chairman of the board of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Bill’s vast experience will be a tremendous asset to our board.”
Among his many interests, Mr. Parrett is a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Executive Board for the International Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as chairman of the United States Council for International Business as well as the United Way of America.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO – News) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit www.thermofisher.com.