Manuel O. Mendez, Senior Vice President Global Commercial Operations, leads QIAGEN’s commercial organizations worldwide. He joined QIAGEN in 2014 with 25 years of experience in diagnostics and life sciences, most recently as Executive Vice President Americas for bioMeriéux since 2010. Previously he served in sales, marketing and general management roles with Abbott Laboratories, Thermo Fisher Scientific and OraSure Technologies – with leadership experience in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asian markets. He serves on the advisory board of 908 devices, a maker of point-of-need chemical analyzers, and the board of VillageCare, a New York nonprofit serving persons with chronic care needs. He received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.