Rapid Micro Biosystems Names Julie Sperry to Post of Chief Commercial Officer

September 15, 2010

Bedford, MA - (Sept 15, 2010) – Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today named Julie Sperry Chief Commercial Officer. Sperry will lead the sales and business development efforts for the company’s Growth Direct™ system.  She will report directly to the CEO, Steve Delity.

Sperry brings more than 30 years experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing operations.  Sperry previously served in various general management, sales and marketing leadership roles for a number of companies in the pharmaceutical research, development and production markets.  Prior to her role as Chief Commercial Officer for Rapid Micro Biosystems, Sperry was with Thermo Fisher Scientific serving in several roles including;  Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Laboratory Products Group and Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for the Lab Equipment Division. 

Sperry has also held global sales, marketing and general management roles with Millipore Corporation, Sartorius and the former American Hospital Supply. Sperry graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH with a B.S.  degree in Chemistry and Microbiology and with an MBA from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO.

“Julie Sperry is the perfect choice for Chief Commercial Officer at Rapid Micro Biosystems. She brings significant knowledge of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and a proven ability to drive business growth,” ‘said CEO, Steve Delity  “We are grateful to have her aboard and believe our customers and partners will be excited by her vision and proven track record of success.

Sperry commented:  “I am honored to have the opportunity to join Rapid Micro Biosystems at a time of accelerated growth.  With our unique value proposition to the Micro QC lab, I am confident we can continue to help companies in the pharmaceutical industry save time and money, while improving their productivity.”

About Rapid Micro Biosystems

Rapid Micro Biosystems, headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, provides innovative products for faster detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and personal care products. The Company’s Growth Direct™ System detects contamination earlier, delivering compelling economic benefits to manufacturers while improving their quality process. The Growth Direct™ System is the first and only automated system that accelerates testing, fits with current regulatory practices, and addresses all key applications. For more information, visit www.rapidmicrobio.com.




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