Management Team

Our Management Team leverages their deep industry experience, data-driven insights and strategic innovation to empower our team of advocates who deliver novel healthcare solutions that help customers succeed in an increasingly challenging business climate.

Jack Kenny

Chief Executive Officer
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Jack Kenny serves as Meridian’s Chief Executive Officer and on the Meridian Board of Directors. He joined the company in October 2017. Before his tenure at Meridian, Mr. Kenny served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, with Siemens Healthcare, 2014 - 2017. From 2012 - 2014, Mr. Kenny served as Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Region, for Becton Dickinson, Diagnostic Systems. Prior to 2012, he held executive roles at Danaher Corporation and Quest Diagnostics. Mr. Kenny’s experience as a key executive leader within large public companies in the health care and medical device industry, as well as his ongoing insights into Meridian’s business and operations, makes him a valuable member of the board.

Andy Kitzmiller

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Andy Kitzmiller joined Meridian in February 2022 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where he will oversee the global finance organization and financial activities, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and controllership, tax, internal audit, and treasury. Before Meridian, Andy was Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Corporate Controller for Hillenbrand, Inc. In that role, Andy was responsible for all external and internal financial reporting, internal controls over financial reporting, and supported the annual budgeting, periodic forecasting, and quarterly earnings guidance processes. Andy also supported all of Hillenbrand’s corporate development activity since the acquisition of Milacron by Hillenbrand, served on various committees within Hillenbrand, and was a strategic partner to the six operating companies within Hillenbrand. Before Hillenbrand, Andy was the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of Milacron, spent five years in various global finance roles at GE Aviation, and spent ten years in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche in Cincinnati.

Tony Serafini-Lamanna

Executive Vice President, Diagnostics
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Tony Serafini-Lamanna has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare diagnostics industry in various leadership roles. Tony joined Meridian Bioscience in 2018 as Vice President and General Manager of the Diagnostics business unit, where he was instrumental developing and executing the Diagnostics strategic plan. In his tenure, he drove commercial excellence by mobilizing marketing, technical services, and commercial operations and also drove new product development and the acquisition and integration of two companies. Tony was appointed Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer in May 2020. Before joining Meridian, he served as General Manager and led commercial operations and global marketing for Siemens Healthineers.

Lourdes Weltzien

Executive Vice President, Life Science
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Dr. Lourdes G. Weltzien has more than 25 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. In March 2018, she became Executive Vice President for our Life Science business, which consists of raw materials for the development and manufacturing of molecular and immunological assays. Before joining Meridian, Dr. Weltzien held various President, Vice President, and General Manager positions at Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (now Millipore-Sigma) since 1994. Her responsibilities included full P&L management in Manufacturing, Operations, Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Product Management in North America and in Europe.

Emerson C. Moser

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
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Emerson Moser joined Meridian in October 2022 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He heads the legal department at Meridian, providing business and legal counsel to the executive leadership team and advising the Company on all legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, compliance, litigation, and data privacy. Emerson has significant prior in-house legal experience, having served as General Counsel to Hillenbrand, Inc.’s Milacron group of businesses and as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for General Cable Corporation. Emerson began his career in private practice with the law firm, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, and then served as Assistant General Counsel of NIBCO, INC. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Purdue University.

Melissa McCarey

Vice President, Global Human Resources
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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.

Charles Wood

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Business Development & Investor Relations
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Charlie Wood joined in January of 2020 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Business Development, and Investor Relations. He joined Meridian from Thornburgh & Peterson, where he was advising small to medium businesses on strategic finance, growth strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Prior to Thornburgh & Peterson, Mr. Wood held various leadership roles in Corporate Development, Strategy, and Finance at AT&T and Electronic Arts.

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