Management
Nachum "Homi" Shamir
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nachum "Homi" Shamir
President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Shamir joined Luminex Corporation in October, 2014. Mr. Shamir previously served, from 2006 to 2014, as President and CEO of Given Imaging, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Prior to joining Given Imaging, Mr. Shamir was Corporate Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and President of Eastman Kodak´s Transaction and Industrial Solutions Group. Additionally, he served over 10 years a... 
Harriss T. Currie
Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Harriss T. Currie
Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


Mr. Currie was elected as the VP, Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer in October of 2003. Since joining the company in November of 1998, Mr. Currie served in the capacities of Controller, Treasurer and Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Luminex, he was employed as the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of SpectraCell Laboratories from 1993 to 1998 where he also served as Vice President of Finance for two subsidiary companies. Mr. Currie earned his B.B.A. fr... 
Nancy  M. Fairchild, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Nancy  M. Fairchild, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Mrs. Fairchild joined Luminex in March of 2010 as the Senior Director of Human Resources and was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources in August 2012. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Prior to ERCOT, Mrs.Fairchild served as Vice President Human Resources for Esoterix, Inc., an international healthcare company specializing in laboratory services.... 
Randall “Randy”  Myers
Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Quality
Randall “Randy”  Myers
Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Quality


Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Myers accepted an early retirement from Applied Materials in 2012 and has been consulting in supply chain and manufacturing operations since that time. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Myers held various positions at Applied Materials in manufacturing and operations from 1995-2012. In his final position with Applied Materials, Mr. Myers was Vice President with the Silicon Systems Group (SSG) Global Planning & Business Operations. Prior to joining Applied Materials, ... 
Richard Rew
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Richard Rew
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rew served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at ArthroCare Corporation from December 2008 until they were acquired by Smith & Nephew in 2014. Mr. Rew joined ArthroCare in 2006 as its Vice President, Legal Affairs. Mr. Rew previously served as General Counsel of Activant Solutions Inc. from 2000-2006 and as General Counsel of EZCORP, Inc. from 1996-2000. Mr. Rew earned a B.A. from the Plan II honors program at the University of Texas at Aust... 
Tadd S. Lazarus, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Tadd S. Lazarus, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Tadd Lazarus became our Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in October, 2016. Dr. Lazarus has responsibility for Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Reimbursement, as well as Health and Public Policy. Dr. Lazarus came to Luminex from QIAGEN, where he served as Chief Medical Officer and Head of Medical & Scientific Affairs, Reimbursement and Public Policy from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Lazarus previously served as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Gen-Probe fr... 
Steven Back
Vice President, Manufacturing and Quality Surveillance
Steven Back
Vice President, Manufacturing and Quality Surveillance


Mr. Back joined Luminex Corporation as Vice President of Manufacturing in June of 2008. Prior to joining Luminex, Mr. Back was employed for 18 years at Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division in Dallas. While at Abbott, he held various management and technical positions in Manufacturing Operations, Technical Product Development and Quality. Prior to joining Abbott Laboratories, he was a Test Development Engineer for General Dynamics in Ft. Worth Texas. Mr. Back graduated from Wright State Un... 
Todd C. Bennet
Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Customer Operations
Todd C. Bennet
Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Customer Operations


Mr. Bennett’s industry background includes over 22 years’ experience and demonstrated performance excellence in the in-vitro diagnostics and biotechnology industries. He joined Luminex in October 2012 as General Manager, Americas. Prior to Luminex, he held roles as VP of Sales and VP of Commercial Operations at Immucor, Inc., where he was responsible for Commercial Operations (Sales, Marketing, Customer Service functions). His expertise includes commercial management, business development, globa... 
David Bourne
Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning
David Bourne
Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning


Mr. Bourne was appointed Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning in January, 2015. Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibility within the Business Development function, most recently as Senior Director. Mr. Bourne joined Tm Bioscience in July 2006, which became Luminex Molecular Diagnostics following the acquisition of Tm Bioscience by Luminex in March 2007. Prior to joining Tm, he worked at Merck KGaA and Bayer in a variety of business development, sales managemen... 
Charles J. Collins, Ph.D.
Vice President, Systems Research and Development
Charles J. Collins, Ph.D.
Vice President, Systems Research and Development


Dr. Collins joined Luminex Corporation in 2006 and was named Vice President of Systems Research and Development in May 2012. During his tenure Dr. Collins has held increasing leadership positions most recently as Senior Director of the Advanced Technology Group. As a recognized expert with over 35 publications in the field of engineering, Dr. Collins led the successful development of the MAGPIX instrument. Prior to joining Luminex, Dr. Collins conducted research at the University of Texas at ... 
Thomas J. Copa
Vice President, Technology and Strategic Partnerships
Thomas J. Copa
Vice President, Technology and Strategic Partnerships


Mr. Copa was appointed Vice President, Technology and Strategic Partnerships in October, 2012. Since joining Luminex in October, 2001, Mr. Copa has served as Director of Strategic Partner Development, Senior Director, Research Sales and Marketing, Business Unit Manager, Luminex Ag Science, and most recently as the Vice President, Luminex Life Sciences. Prior to joining Luminex, Mr. Copa was employed by Cardinal Health. While at Cardinal Health he held various positions in sales and sales managem... 
Ronald D. Dunn
Vice President, Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Ronald D. Dunn
Vice President, Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs


Mr. Dunn’s industry background includes over 25 years’ experience and demonstrated performance excellence in the in-vitro diagnostics, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He joined Luminex in June 2011 as Senior Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs following the acquisition of EraGen Biosciences where he held the role VP Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs. Previous to EraGen, Mr. Dunn held the role of Director, Global Quality and Regulatory at Regulatory Compliance Associates ... 
Andrew D. Ewing
Vice President, Customer Experience
Andrew D. Ewing
Vice President, Customer Experience


Mr. Ewing joined Luminex Corporation in May 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Customer Experience. During his tenure, Mr. Ewing has held the positions of Vice President, Partner and Operations Development and Vice President, Technical Operations. Prior to joining Luminex Corporation, Mr. Ewing held management and business leadership roles as Senior Director, Customer Relations at ClearOrbit, Inc., Senior Manager of Sustaining Application Services at Dell Inc., Director of Global Suppo... 
Scott  C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Product Development & Manufacturing
Scott  C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Product Development & Manufacturing


Dr. Johnson was named Vice President of Product Development & Manufacturing of our Madison, WI site following the acquisition of EraGen Biosciences in June of 2011. During his nearly 10 years with EraGen, he held leadership roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Product Development. Dr. Johnson's responsibilities include leadership of the MultiCode® technology and family of products. Prior to EraGen Biosciences, Dr. Johnson served in a senior technical role with C... 
Kendel B. Martin, CPA
Vice President, Accounting
Kendel B. Martin, CPA
Vice President, Accounting


Mrs. Martin joined Luminex Corporation in December 2007 and currently serves as Vice President, Accounting. In this capacity, Mrs. Martin has responsibility for Finance and Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis and Facilities. Previously at Luminex Corporation, Mrs. Martin held the position of Executive Director, Finance and Accounting and Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Luminex Corporation, Mrs. Martin held management roles as External Reporting Manager at Freescale Sem... 
Eric S. Shapiro
Vice President, Global Marketing
Eric S. Shapiro
Vice President, Global Marketing


Mr. Shapiro joined Luminex Corporation in October 2015 and currently serves as Vice President, Global Marketing. In this capacity, Mr. Shapiro has responsibility for all Global Marketing efforts, including Strategic, Product, Brand, Web, and Digital. He is also responsible for Trade Shows and Events, Marketing Communications and Scientific Affairs. Prior to joining Luminex Corporation on a full-time basis, Mr. Shapiro worked with Luminex on a consulting basis as a General Manager for the Market ... 
Board of Directors
G. Walter Loewenbaum
Chairman of the Board
Executive Committee
G. Walter Loewenbaum
Chairman of the Board
Executive Committee


G. Walter Loewenbaum II, age 67. Mr. Loewenbaum has served as a member of the board of directors since May 1995 and as Chairman of the board of directors since September 2002. Mr. Loewenbaum also has served as chairman of the board of directors of 3D Systems since September 1999, and was previously chairman of the board of directors of Envoy. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina.

Mr. Loewenbaum originally became involved with Luminex as an original investor in Luminex pr... 

Robert J. Cresci
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Audit Committee
Robert J. Cresci
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Audit Committee


Robert J. Cresci, age 68. Mr. Cresci has served as a member of the board of directors since December 1996. He has been a Managing Director of Pecks Management Partners Ltd., an investment management firm, since September 1990. Mr. Cresci currently serves on the boards of directors of j2 Global Communications, Inc., a provider of outsourced, value-added messaging and communications services. Within the past five years, Mr. Cresci has served on the board of directors of Sepracor Inc., a researc... 

Stephen L. Eck, M.D., Ph.D
Strategy & Development Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Stephen L. Eck, M.D., Ph.D
Strategy & Development Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee


Stephen L. Eck, MD, PhD, age 61, joined the board of directors in March 2016. Since 2011 he has served as the Vice President, Oncology Medical Sciences of Astellas Pharma Global Development, a global pharmaceutical company. He is responsible for the design and conduct of domestic and international oncology clinical studies, which include the use of molecular testing for disease diagnosis and to monitor drug efficacy and safety.

From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Eck served as Vice President, Tran... 

Thomas W. Erickson
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Thomas W. Erickson
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee


Thomas W. Erickson, age 61. Mr. Erickson has served as a member of the board of directors since May 2004. Mr. Erickson served as our Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2002 until our hiring of Mr. Balthrop in May 2004. He is currently chairman of the board of Inmar, Inc., a reverse logistics and revenue recovery company. Previously, he served as a Senior Advisor to New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm, chairman and interim president of National Medical He... 

Jay B. Johnston
Compensation Committee
Strategy & Development Committee
Jay B. Johnston
Compensation Committee
Strategy & Development Committee


Jay B. Johnston, age 69. Mr. Johnston has served as a member of the board of directors since February 2005. Mr. Johnston currently serves as chairman of QuesTek Innovations, LLC, a privately-held company that designs and markets high tech materials, a position he has held since August 2001. From 1975-1999, he held numerous positions at Abbott Laboratories, a global, broad-based health care company (“Abbott”), most recently as corporate vice president for diagnostic assays and systems. He held... 

Jim D. Kever
Chairman of Compensation Committee
Jim D. Kever
Chairman of Compensation Committee


Jim D. Kever, age 59. Mr. Kever has served as a member of the board of directors since December 1996. He has been a member in Voyent since August 2001. Mr. Kever served as co-chief executive officer of the transaction services division of WebMD from June 2000 to March 2001. From March 1999 through May 2000, Mr. Kever served as chief executive officer of the transaction services division of Quintiles. From August 1995 through March 1999, Mr. Kever was the president and co-chief executive offic... 

Kevin M. McNamara
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Kevin M. McNamara
Chairman of the Audit Committee


Kevin M. McNamara, age 56. Mr. McNamara has served as a member of the board of directors since May 2003. In addition, he provided financial and strategic consulting services to the Company from October 2001 through December 2002. Mr. McNamara served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of HealthSpring, Inc., a managed care company, from April 2005 through May 2009. Mr. McNamara also served as non-executive chairman from April 2005 through January 2006 of MedAvant... 

Edward A. Ogunro, Ph.D.
Chairman of Strategy & Development Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Edward A. Ogunro, Ph.D.
Chairman of Strategy & Development Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee


Edward A. Ogunro, Ph.D., age 59. Dr. Ogunro has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2009. Dr. Ogunro served as senior vice president, R&D and medical affairs and chief scientific officer at Hospira Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, from April 2004 until December 2007. Prior to Abbott’s spin-off of Hospira in 2004, Dr. Ogunro served in a number of leadership positions for over 20 years with Abbott, primarily in Abbott’s Diagnostics Divi... 

Nachum “Homi”  Shamir
Executive Committee
Strategy & Development Committee
Nachum “Homi”  Shamir
Executive Committee
Strategy & Development Committee


Mr. Shamir joined the Company in October 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer and was elected to our Board. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Shamir was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Given Imaging Ltd., a developer of the PillCam capsule, and manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, which was acquired by Covidien PLC in early 2014. Mr. Shamir currently serves on the board of directors o...