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Board- Nicolas Paris

PAST CHAIR, CEO, Gilson

Sector:  Life Science Reagents and Instrumentation

Location:  Madison, Wisconsin

About Gilson:  Gilson is a third-generation family-owned company developing liquid handling, purification, and extraction solutions with a focus on helping the life sciences at the bench achieve more productive research and verifiable data. Since 1957, Gilson has helped researchers advance the pace of discovery by creating human-centered and application-oriented lab tools that improve reproducibility, traceability and that are easy to use. Gilson employees are dedicated to working for scientific progress, with the same strongly held values guiding the company since its creation, and it shows in our products. We connect and collaborate with the scientific community to make lab life easier for researchers and to help them achieve verifiable results.

Bio Highlights:  Nicolas Paris is a marketing data scientist, an expert in the sustainable development of businesses in the lab instrumentation industry, and a creative mind dedicated to innovation who believes in the values of openness, achievement, and trust. Paris is CEO of Gilson, Inc. He received his master’s degree in marketing and finance and master’s degree in direct marketing and data management from a European program at the University of Lille, France, and Wolfgang Goëthe University of Frankfurt, Germany. From his early professional years spent in the automotive industry in international marketing management and product management to executive positions at Gilson, he has held most of the business's key responsibilities. Paris has delivered numerous awarded innovative products and services in the biotech industry with Gilson and the high-tech industry with Eyeneo, where he pioneered wearable technologies such as the first multimedia eyewear. Paris is a significant change agent and has been instrumental in adapting companies to the evolving global technical and scientific markets. Growing up in France and having spent most of his life traveling and working in different countries, Paris has finally made Madison, WI, his home, where he is married and raising a happy bi-cultural family.

Board- Nicolas Paris