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GM and VP of Chemistry Operations, Eurofins
Sector: Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

About Eurofins: Eurofins Scientific, through its subsidiaries (hereinafter sometimes “Eurofins” or “the Group”), believes it is the world leader in food, environment, and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences, and supporting clinical studies. Also, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA. With about 45,000 staff in more than 800 laboratories across 47 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic. The Group's objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time, and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

Bio Highlights: Edward Ladwig’s current role is General Manager and Vice President of Chemistry Operations at Eurofins North America Food and Feed. In this role, Ladwig has full P&L responsibility for a business that produces more than $90M in annual revenue. He manages a team of 300 chemists and food science professionals, conducting tens of thousands of nutritional chemistry tests annually. A focus on optimizing P&L. Ladwig also oversees the Commercial team of 30 Development Directors, Inside Sales, Client Services, and Technical Sales Representatives. He is also responsible for the North American food and supplement testing market and oversees the new 110K square foot laboratory's design and construction. Ladwig holds a B.S. in Biology and Animal Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Before joining Eurofins, Ladwig was a Research Technician and Research and Production Manager at Maple Leaf Farms. At Covance, Ladwig acted as Senior Manager of Non-Clinical Safety Assessment and Director of Global Resource Management and Innovation. In 2012, Ladwig became Director of Global Nutrient Chemistry at Eurofins, and in January of 2019 moved into the role of Vice President – Chemistry Operations.

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