Brad Crutchfield, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences Business Area, leads QIAGEN’s presence in the Academia, Pharma and Applied Testing customer classes. He joined QIAGEN in June 2015 with 30 years of experience in the industry, most recently as Vice President and General Manager EMEA for Illumina Inc. From 1985 to 2014, Mr. Crutchfield held positions of increasing responsibility with Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., rising to Executive Vice President and President of The Life Science Group. He also has extensive experience in applied markets, particularly food safety. In 2013 and 2014 he also served as a Director of NanoString Technologies, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of California at Davis.