Senior Vice President Digital Platforms & Solutions, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Cord F. Staehler joined the Company on May 1, 2019 and has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer since May 22, 2019.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Staehler was with Merck KGaA, a multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company, where for nearly four years, he was Senior Vice President & Head of the Global Medical Device & Service Business based in Geneva, Switzerland. In this capacity, he led global business operations, including product development, key account management, supply chain, field service, call centers, customer training, complaints handling and quality assurance in 48 countries.

Additionally, he oversaw the Merck Healthcare strategic initiative to build and expand digital capabilities, ranging from R&D to digital-go-to-market, including governance, organization, process setup and implementation. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer for five years at Siemens Healthcare, a global leader in diagnostics, where he was based in Erlangen, Germany and Berkeley, California. He was the founding CTO and CEO for a diverse set of companies ranging from instrumentation and software for gene analysis and NGS to synthetic biology, molecular biomarkers and Genetic IVD. He led all stages of a venture from initiation to launch and growth with sales and operations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

Dr. Cord F. Staehler earned an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and holds a master’s degree in Theoretical Mechanical Engineering from the University of Siegen and a PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Saarland.