Governance

At Quidel, we are committed to conducting our business in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and the highest ethical standards. This section includes documents regarding the Company's corporate governance practices, evidencing the Company's commitment to sound principles of corporate governance.

Quidel’s Comprehensive Compliance Program, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and Annual Written Declaration may be obtained by calling 800-874-1517.

Executive Management

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Douglas C. Bryant, President and Chief Executive Officer

Douglas C. Bryant became President and Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 2009. Prior to joining Quidel, Mr. Bryant served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Luminex Corporation, managing its Bioscience Group, Luminex Molecular Diagnostics (Toronto), manufacturing, R&D, technical operations, and commercial operations. From 1983 to 2007, he held various worldwide commercial operations positions with Abbott Laboratories including, among others: Vice President of Abbott Vascular for Asia/Japan, Vice President of Abbott Molecular Global Commercial Operations and Vice President of Abbott Diagnostics Global Commercial Operations. Earlier in his career with Abbott, Mr. Bryant was Vice President of Diagnostic Operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Vice President of Diagnostic Operations Asia Pacific. Mr. Bryant holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Davis.

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Randall J. Steward, Chief Financial Officer

Randy Steward became Chief Financial Officer of Quidel Corporation in November 2011. Mr. Steward has more than 30 years of experience in executive management and finance. Prior to joining Quidel, Mr. Steward served as Chief Financial Officer for Navilyst Medical, Inc, a medical device company based in Massachusetts. From 2008 to January 2011, Mr. Steward was Chief Operating Officer for SeQual Technologies, Inc. a San Diego-based medical device company, where he was responsible for all aspects of Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, and Information Systems. He played a significant role in working with the Board of Directors to successfully complete a sale of the business to a strategic partner. Prior to SeQual Technologies, Mr. Steward spent 11 years with Spectrum Brands as Executive Vice President and CFO. During those 11 years Spectrum Brands grew into a $2 billion publicly traded consumer products company. Mr. Steward holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA.

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Michael D. Abney, Jr., SVP, Distribution

Michael D. Abney, Jr. became SVP, Distribution in January 2015. Prior to joining Quidel, Mr. Abney served as Vice President, Channel and Distribution for ConvaTec. He has also held a number of operational and financial positions at PSS World Medical, from 1989 to 2013, most recently Vice President, Supplier Management. Mr. Abney holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida.

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Ratan Borkar, SVP, International Commercial Operations

Ratan Borkar, became our Senior Vice President, International Commercial Operations in October 2017. He joined Quidel in May 2009 as Vice President, Business Development. In February 2012, Mr. Borkar moved into the role of VP, International Commercial Operations. Prior to Quidel, Mr. Borkar had a career in Investment Banking, where he most recently worked at J.P. Morgan as Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group, advising companies in the diagnostics, life sciences and clinical research areas. Mr. Borkar started his career at KPMG and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Borkar has an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where we was an Alan Gelband Scholar. Mr. Borkar received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

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Robert J. Bujarski, SVP, North America Commercial Operations and general Counsel

Robert Bujarski became Senior Vice President for North America Commercial Operations in July 2019. Previously, Mr. Bujarski was our Senior Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel for Quidel Corporation, beginning August 2009. Mr. Bujarski was appointed as Quidel’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in March 2007. From July 2005 to March 2007, he was our General Counsel and Vice President. Prior to joining Quidel, Mr. Bujarski was an associate attorney with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in its transactions practice group from October 2001 to July 2005. Mr. Bujarski received his B.A. degree in 1991 from the University of Arizona and his law degree in 2001 from the University of Arizona.

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Karen Gibson, SVP, Information Systems and Business Transformation

Karen Gibson became our Senior Vice President, Information Systems and Business Transformation in February 2019. Ms. Gibson joined Quidel in April, 2015 as Vice President, Information Systems. In July 2017, Ms. Gibson took on additional responsibilities as the Integration Leader for the Triage® cardiovascular and toxicology businesses acquired from Abbott. This included building out shared service and supply chain operations in Europe and China, while simultaneously integrating our Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, and R&D organizations. Prior to joining Quidel, Ms. Gibson has a history of global operational and technology leadership positions within the life sciences industry including SVP and Chief Information Officer for McKesson Specialty Health, SVP and Chief Information Officer for Life Technologies, as well as senior roles within General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Gibson received her B.S. from Purdue University in Computer Technology, and an MBA from Ohio University.

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Werner Kroll, SVP, Research & Development

Werner Kroll became SVP, Research & Development for Quidel in May 2014. Dr. Kroll is responsible for all aspects of research and development of the Company’s immunoassay and molecular products, from initial concept through to manufacturability. Prior to joining Quidel, Dr. Kroll was Vice President and Global Head of Research and Innovation for Novartis Molecular Diagnostics/Codiagnostics. He has also held senior positions at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Diagnostics and Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and AGFA. In addition, Dr. Kroll serves on the board of directors of the European Personalised Medicine Association (EPEMED). Dr. Kroll received his doctorate in Physiological Chemistry from the University of Marburg.

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Edward K. Russell, SVP, Business Development

Edward K. Russell became SVP, Business Development in July 2019, after being Quidel's Senior Vice President of North America Commercial Operations in October 2015. Prior to joining Quidel, Mr. Russell was with Life Technologies/Thermo Fisher where he most recently was responsible for leading their North American Commercial team, a $1B operation. Prior to that, Mr. Russell held positions that include responsibility for Life’s Global Services & Support business, served as President & GM of Life's Japanese operations, and led the Sales Operations function. Mr. Russell's industry experience is varied and includes high level commercial and senior leadership roles at Fedex Kinko’s and Mobil Oil. Mr. Russell started his private sector career in an MBA leadership development program for Toyota/Lexus after serving as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Board of directors

Kenneth F. Buechler, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, Founder, Former President and CSO, Biosite inc.

Douglas C. Bryant, President and Chief Executive Officer Quidel Corporation

Edward L. Michael, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of LionBird Ventures

Kathy P. Ordoñez, Former officer of Pacific Biosciences, RainDance Technologies, Inc., Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Celera, and Hoffman-La Roche

Mary Lake Polan M.D, Ph.D., M.P.H., Clinical Professor Yale University School of Medicine

Jack W. Schuler, Co-Founder of Crabtree Partners, LLC

Charles P. Slacik, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Matthew W. Strobeck, Ph.D., Managing Partner of Birchview Capital

Kenneth J. Widder, General Partner, Lattrell Venture Partners, LVP Life Science Ventures

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