Chief Executive Officer
Jack Kenny has more than 24 years of experience in the biomedical industry and serves as Meridian’s Chief Executive Officer, having joined the Company on October 9, 2017. Before joining Meridian, Mr. Kenny served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, with Siemens Healthcare, from 2014 to 2017. From 2012 through 2014, Mr. Kenny served as Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Region, for Becton Dickinson, Diagnostic Systems. Prior to 2012, Mr. Kenny held executive roles at Leica Biosystems, Danaher Corporation and Quest Diagnostics
Eric S. Rasmussen
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Rasmussen joined Meridian in June 2018 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2019. Mr. Rasmussen joined Meridian from Lear Corporation where he was responsible for corporate strategy, as well as acquisition and divestiture activities. During his career at Lear, he also held senior positions in finance and led global financial planning and analysis, working closely with accounting, treasury, tax, investor relations and operational finance teams. Prior to Lear, Mr. Rasmussen was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and an equity research analyst with Schroders.
Lourdes G. Weltzien
Executive Vice President, Life Science
Dr. Lourdes G. Weltzien has more than 22 years of experience in the Life Science and Diagnostic industry and joined Meridian in July 2008 as General Manager for the Life Science business. She was appointed Vice President in September 2013, and President of Asia Pacific Markets in July 2016. Before joining Meridian, Dr. Weltzien held various President, Vice President, and Manager positions at Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (now Millipore-Sigma) since 1994, which included full P&L responsibility in Manufacturing, Operations, Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Product Management in North America and in Europe.
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Melissa McCarey was appointed Global Vice President of Human Resources in April of 2018. She is responsible for all human resource members across Meridian’s international sites. Ms. McCarey joined Meridian from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics where she was the Director of HR for North America Commercial Operations. Prior to her tenure at Ortho, she spent 15 years at Siemens Healthcare in various HR leadership positions.
Bryan T. Baldasare
Senior Vice President, CAO, Corporate Controller and Treasurer
Bryan T. Baldasare, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Treasurer, has been with Meridian since 2000, and has held several leadership positions in the financial operations and treasury areas. Mr. Baldasare also serves as Meridian’s Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Baldasare is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant as well as a member of both the AICPA and Financial Executives International. Prior to Meridian, Mr. Baldasare was a Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.