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DNA DIAGNOSTICS CENTER (DDC), One of the World's Largest Commercial DNA Testing Labs Announces Executive Promotions At the Company's US and UK Headquarters

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Vitulli, President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the world's largest commercial DNA testing labs, announced today that the following DDC employees have been promoted from within: Jerry Watkins is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer; Kathy Leis is Vice President of Lab Operations; David Silver is Vice President of Marketing; Dan Leigh is Vice President of International Sales – based in the UK; and Jason Judd is Director of Consumer Operations. Dr. Michael Baird continues as the Chief Science Officer for DDC and he is widely considered one of the world's leading experts in DNA and paternity testing.

"Our staff has always been a stellar team who take pride in their work to deliver the most comprehensive results in our field. This announcement sends a clear message that DDC's goal is to continue to significantly grow our business and be the absolute premier commercial DNA testing lab," acknowledges Peter Vitulli. "DDC's two main offices are located in the US and the UK, and we continue to aggressively expand globally with affiliates in over 70 countries.  DDC is proud to promote from within, and I feel fortunate to collaborate with seasoned professionals who in many cases have worked here for several years."

DDC's outstanding scientists continually refine the latest technology to provide the most accurate testing, and its business units aggressively pursue ways to make DDC's services accessible to clients all over the world. DDC was founded almost 20 years ago and it provides a wide array of DNA tests - in forensics, cell line authentication, family relationships, paternity, immigration, ancestry and veterinary. DDC's efforts to provide quality DNA testing services are also nationally and internationally recognized through a number of accreditations, including those by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). DDC is also accredited by ACLASS to meet the standards of ISO 17025 and the DNA Advisory Board (DAB), which attests to the company's superior forensic testing service.

About DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center):
DDC is one of the largest DNA testing companies in the world. Founded almost 20 years ago, DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, cell line authentication, and ancestry. DDC receives more than 800,000 consumer calls each year, and performed approximately 500,000 DNA tests in 2013. DDC's unique Dual Process™ ensures all professionally collected DNA samples are independently tested twice producing legal results of unmatched quality and reliability. DDC is recognized through a number of accreditations nationally and internationally including those performed by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). DDC is also accredited by ACLASS to meet the standards of ISO 17025 and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board International and follows the DNA Advisory Board (DAB) guidelines, which attests to DDC's superior forensic testing service. For more information: or 1-800-625-0874.

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