Sysmex Corporation Appoints U.S. Subsidiary CEO John Kershaw to Executive Officer

  Sysmex Corporation Appoints U.S. Subsidiary CEO John Kershaw to Executive

PR Newswire

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., July 23, 2014

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Sysmex America, Inc., the
United States subsidiary for Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan, announced that
the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, John Kershaw, has been
appointed an Executive Officer of Sysmex Corporation. Kershaw's appointment
marks the first time an executive from an overseas subsidiary has been
appointed. As an Executive Officer, Kershaw will serve in a consultative
capacity to the corporation's president and governing board while maintaining
his leadership position with Sysmex America.

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Sysmex America has oversight of the company's subsidiaries in Canada, Latin
America and the Caribbean. Sysmex is a global leader in medical diagnostic
testing equipment and information systems technology and services hospitals
and healthcare networks, reference laboratories and physicians offices

During Kershaw's leadership, the U.S. subsidiary has achieved major milestones
including significant North American market share growth and international
expansion to the Latin American and Caribbean markets. Additionally, the
company has introduced industry-changing products in those markets such as the
Sysmex® XN-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers and Sysmex WAM™ Middleware.
The company has also been recognized by national entities for its outstanding
workplace practices and active community involvement and has opened a Research
& Development Center to help accelerate the globalization of the Corporation's
R & D structure with the goal of realizing personalized medicine.

Kershaw's 23-year career with Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan, began as a
result of the company's acquisition of L.E.P. Scientific in 1991. His
experience as the Manager of Sales and Marketing in the newly formed
subsidiary eventually led him to serve as the Marketing Director for Sysmex's
corporate European headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

Three years after relocating to Hamburg, Kershaw was promoted to Vice
President of Sysmex Europe where he directed the efforts of all of Sysmex's
European business operations. A market growth rate of 18% in a two-year
period under his leadership resulted in Kershaw's promotion yet again to
Executive Vice President and Board Member for Sysmex Europe. At that time, he
was also appointed to serve as a board member of Sysmex's software company
located in Belgium, Sysmex MOLIS.

As a result of Sysmex's strategic move to establish a new software products
business in the United States and the requirement to lead an aggressive growth
campaign in the Laboratory Diagnostics division of the company, Kershaw was
transferred to America where he became Chief Operating Officer, Managing
Director, and a Board Member of Sysmex's U.S. headquarters, Sysmex Corporation
of America, now known as Sysmex America, Inc.

Kershaw's education lies in the areas of hematology, microbiology,
biochemistry, immunology, anatomic pathology and blood transfusion. He is a
fellow of the Association of Medical Technologists in the United Kingdom and
serves as a board member of AdvaMed.

About Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex America, Inc., in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the U.S. headquarters of
Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a trusted world leader in clinical
laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize the clinical utility,
operational efficiency and financial performance of the lab. Sysmex America
distributes and supports a diversified portfolio of best-in-class automated in
vitro diagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis analyzers, reagents
and information systems for laboratories and healthcare facilities throughout
the Western Hemisphere. The Company's unwavering commitment to clinical
excellence and technological innovation is reflected in the Sysmex brand and
its distinguished heritage of unsurpassed reliability. Sysmex is reshaping the
healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the
boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable,
accountable care. For more information about Sysmex, please visit

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SOURCE Sysmex America, Inc.

Contact: Scott Kirn, Assistant Director, Marketing Communications & Media
Relations, Sysmex America, Inc., 224-543-9365,
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