Abcam plc (ABC.L) Appoints Alan Hirzel as Chief Marketing Officer

Abcam plc (ABC.L) Appoints Alan Hirzel as Chief Marketing Officer

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Cambridge UK, June, 27, 2013: Abcam Plc., a global leader in the supply of protein research tools, announced today that it has appointed Alan Hirzel as Chief Marketing Officer. This is a new position, based at Abcam's Headquarters in Cambridge, UK, which will strengthen Abcam's management team and support the company in delivering its growth strategies.

Alan will take responsibility for Abcam's branding, product portfolio and online consumer offering. He joins Abcam on 5th August 2013.

Alan has over 20 years of global business and leadership experience. Prior to joining Abcam, he spent 14 years with leading management consultant Bain & Company, most recently serving as head of the UK Healthcare Practice and head of its London office operations. Whilst at Bain, Alan advised a wide range of global brand executives on consumer and marketing strategies to help achieve growth targets.

Alan serves as a Trustee at The Social Business Trust, and has recently been appointed to the board of UK National Citizen Service. Alan has a B.S. in Plant Molecular Biology and M.S. from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Business at Cornell.

Jonathan Milner, CEO of Abcam, commented: "We are pleased to welcome Alan to Abcam at an exciting time for the company, which sees many new growth opportunities. Alan's life science background, and his business and leadership experience, will be of immense value to Abcam as it continues its quest to become the world-leading life science tools company."

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About Abcam

Abcam plc is a provider of protein research tools and services, with an unrivalled range of products and expert technical support, enabling scientists to analyse living cells at the molecular level and improving the understanding of health and disease.

Abcam is committed to providing scientists with an extensive choice of reagents and tools, with the most comprehensive, honest and up-to-date datasheets and customer reviews, fast delivery and helpful customer service & technical support. The Company's catalogue evolves with scientific research trends and is growing each year to provide customers with products to meet their research needs. The range now includes primary and secondary antibodies, proteins, peptides, lysates, biochemicals, immunoassays and other kits. Abcam also supports its customers by hosting a range of global scientific events, forums and webinars, providing opportunities for scientists to get together and present their work. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Abcam has global subsidiary offices enabling local services, multi-language support and next-day delivery in over 130 countries. The Company was founded in 1998, and now employs over 680 FTEs. Abcam was admitted to AIM in 2005 (AIM:ABC).

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