HAMPTON, N.H., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomas G. Pitera, former
President of the Industrial Electronics Division of Pioneer-Standard
Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PIOS), has been appointed President of United
States Distribution Operations of Fisher Scientific International Inc.
The new group is Fisher's largest and includes all operating companies of
the scientific research business, including domestic distribution and sales of
hundreds of thousands of scientific instruments, services and supplies to
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and industrial companies, academic and
government research centers, environmental and quality-control laboratories,
schools, colleges and other customers. The unit is based in Pittsburgh, where
Fisher Scientific was founded 100 years ago.
"Tom Pitera brings to Fisher Scientific a 25-year record of achievement in
managing distribution, sales and marketing at leading corporations," Chairman
and CEO Paul M. Montrone said. "His role will combine his logistical
expertise with an increased emphasis on creative marketing and new sales
Mr. Pitera joined Pioneer-Standard in 1989 as Director of Marketing,
Semiconductor Products, and advanced to Regional Vice President and later Vice
President, North American Sales, before advancing to his most recent position.
Earlier in his career, he served as Worldwide Director of Distribution Sales
and Marketing of General Electric Company's Semiconductor Division and held
various management positions at Texas Instruments. He is a graduate of the
University of Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in
engineering in 1977.
About Fisher Scientific International Inc.
Fisher Scientific International Inc. is the world leader in serving
science. The company enables scientific discovery and clinical-laboratory
testing services by offering more than 600,000 products and services to over
350,000 customers in approximately 145 countries. As a result of its broad
product offering, electronic-commerce capabilities, and integrated global
logistics network, Fisher serves as a one-stop source of products, services
and global solutions for many of its customers. The company's primary markets
are scientific research and healthcare. Additional information about Fisher is
available on the company's Web site at www.fisherscientific.com.
SOURCE Fisher Scientific International Inc.
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Carolyn Miller, +1-603-929-2381, Carolyn.Miller@nh.fishersci.com, or
Heinlein, +1-603-929-2384, Gregory.Heinlein@nh.fishersci.com, all of Fisher
Scientific International Inc.