James W. Wishart
Prior to joining the company Mr. Wishart was employed as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Capital Genomix Inc..
From 1997 to 2000, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynex Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Thermo Electron Corp., a $24 billion company (NYSE Symbol: TMO), which develops, manufactures and markets biotechnology instruments, consumables and software for the Clinical Diagnostics & Life Sciences Research Markets. Mr. Wishart played an instrumental role in helping the company achieve 50% growth, revenues and EBITDA.
From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Wishart served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Spectra-Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Thermo Optek Corp., a $250 million company (AMEX Symbol: TOC), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of FTIR Microscopes, FTIR Accessories and Software for Analytical Instrumentation Market. Mr. Wishart was instrumental in conceiving and implementing a strategy that generated 25% increases in revenues for Spectra-Tech.
From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Wishart served in several capacities including Vice President-Controller, Vice President of International Marketing and General Manager (Florida Operations) for Thermo Separation Products, a subsidiary of Thermo Instruments Inc., a $1.3 billion company, (AMEX Symbol: TIS). There he completed a $50 million acquisition and restructured Thermo’s operations resulting in saving of $750,000 annually.
From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Wishart was the director/manager of acquisitions for Milton Roy Company where he established a new cost reduction program, and successfully completed several acquisitions ranging from $10 – $50+ million companies.
Mr. Wishart received his BSBA degree in accounting from Geneva College. Mr. Wishart has served on several boards of directors including Thermo BioAnalysis Ltd., Dynex Technologies Inc., Spectra-Tech Inc. and S.P. Japan Inc. From 1971-73 Mr. Wishart served honorably in the United States Marine Corp as a member of Marine Air Wing (MAW 1) in Vietnam.