GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology, today announced key executive promotions:
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick, Ph.D., has been named Chief Operating Officer of Intrexon replacing Andrew Last, Ph.D.; Nir Nimrodi has been named Chief Business Officer of Intrexon; and Helen Sabzevari, Ph.D., has been named President of Intrexon’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Precigen, Inc.
All three will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randal J. Kirk.
“A more streamlined senior management structure is in line with our transition to a group of related and increasingly commercially oriented enterprises,” commented Mr. Kirk. “Almost all business units and the enterprise teams running them will report either to General Bostick or to Mr. Nimrodi, depending upon their degree of commercial advancement. Meanwhile, I shall enjoy helping Dr. Sabzevari as she continues to develop Precigen as a leading gene and cell therapy company.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors and of our entire team, I also want to express our appreciation to Dr. Andy Last for his significant contributions to Intrexon. He is a life science manager of great talent and dedication, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” continued Mr. Kirk.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick, Ph.D.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bostick joined Intrexon in 2016 bringing tremendous leadership skills, extensive experience in environmental sustainability, and an established track record in engineering solutions for the Nation’s toughest challenges. After 38 years of distinguished service to the U.S. Army, he retired as the 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) serving as the senior military officer overseeing and supervising most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction, hundreds of environmental protection projects, as well as managing 34,000 civilian employees and military personnel in over 110 countries around the world.
Before his command of USACE, Lt. Gen. Bostick served in a variety of command and staff assignments with the U.S. Army both in the U.S. and abroad including the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Personnel, U.S. Army, Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Assistant Division Commander, 1st Cavalry Division, Executive Officer to the Chief of Engineers, Executive Officer to the Army Chief of Staff, and Deputy Director of Operations for the National Military Command Center, J-3, the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.