LabCorp a leading global life sciences company announced senior leadership changes in the company, currently CEO of Covance, will become CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics, and Dr. Paul Kirchgraber, currently Senior Vice President and head of Covance’s clinical trial testing solutions, will succeed Ratliff as CEO of Covance.
Both business segment CEO roles are effective Nov. 1 when Adam H. Schechter becomes president and CEO of LabCorp, and David P. King retires from those roles to become executive chairman of the board of directors as previously announced. The company also selected Judi Seltz as its chief human resources officer effective Oct. 15.
After a comprehensive national search, LabCorp selected Judi Seltz to become Chief Human Resources Officer, replacing Lisa Uthgenannt following her planned retirement. Seltz comes to LabCorp from Diversey Inc., where she was Chief Human Resources Officer. Diversey is a global provider of sustainable hygiene technologies and services, with approximately 9,000 employees around the world. Prior to Diversey, Seltz was Senior Vice President of human resources for the Global Human Health division of Merck, where she worked with Schechter.
Seltz started at Merck in 2003 and held numerous roles serving emerging markets, corporate, research, and information technology, and lived and worked in Europe for several years. Prior to Merck, she also worked at Hughes Network Systems and ARINC. Seltz holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and a Master of Administrative Science in human resources management from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
“Judi has extensive experience in global organizational design, M&A integration, and building talent models for the future,” said Schechter. “I have worked closely with her and know that she will be a great cultural fit, and will help shape our global human resources organization to further support our mission to improve health and improve lives around the world.”
“It is a particularly exciting time to join LabCorp as the company marks its 50th anniversary,” said Seltz. “I am honored to join a strong leadership team focused on driving business growth, providing compelling careers for employees around the world, and building on a strong legacy of improving global health and wellness.”
“We are all grateful to Lisa Uthgenannt for her important contributions to our human resources discipline,” said King. “Lisa was a key leader in our integration of Covance and LabCorp into today’s high-functioning enterprise. She also strengthened our talent management program and was a critical executive sponsor of our Women in Leadership program. In these and many other ways, she helped strengthen our human resources organization and enhance our leadership capabilities and succession pipelines.”