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Sysmex America Appoints Peter E. Shearstone Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced that Peter E. Shearstone has been named Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs.  Shearstone reports directly to John Kershaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sysmex America, Inc. Sysmex America is the U.S. headquarters for Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan and has oversight of the corporation's subsidiaries in Canada and Latin America.

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"Peter is a twenty-four year quality professional with exceptional global leadership and medical device industry experience.  As an industry veteran, we expect that his national and international expertise in quality management and regulatory affairs will richly support our company's compliance and quality goals. We welcome him to our team," said John Kershaw.  Shearstone replaces Peter Osella, who retires in March 2014 after 11 years of service to the company.

Prior to joining Sysmex America, Shearstone served as the Senior Director of Regulatory Communication for Hospira, Inc.  Before then, Shearstone was Division Vice President of Global Quality Assurance at Abbott Diagnostics.  He also served in senior level positions with Power Medical Interventions and Dade Behring (known now as Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics) as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Vice President of Global Quality Assurance respectively.  Shearstone has spent 22 of his 24 years in the diagnostics industry. 

Shearstone earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Shearstone is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).

About Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex America, Inc., in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize the clinical utility, operational efficiency and financial performance of the lab.  Sysmex America distributes and supports a diversified portfolio of best-in-class automated in vitro diagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis analyzers, reagents and information systems for laboratories and healthcare facilities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Company's unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and technological innovation is reflected in the Sysmex brand and its distinguished heritage of unsurpassed reliability. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care.  For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/us

SOURCE Sysmex America, Inc.

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