Toft Group Completes Search for Director of Marketing, Quality Systems Division for Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), in Irvine, CA

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Nicola Zahl as Director of Marketing, Quality Systems at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Ms. Nicola Zahl is the former Vice President of Marketing for Human Longevity, Inc. During this time, she built their marketing and sales structure in addition to leading branding, ecommerce and product launches for this startup genomics company. She previously worked as Vice President of Marketing for Pediatric Bioscience and oversaw the global marketing strategy for this testing service company developing a proprietary test to facilitate earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children with autism. Ms. Zahl was the Vice President and Co-Founder of SoCal EED, a nonprofit that manages seed accelerators and business incubators for startups in Southern California. She offered mentoring to companies in business planning, marketing strategy, and execution. Ms. Zahl has also held leadership positions at Life Technologies, Invitrogen, and the biosciences division of Becton Dickinson.

Ms. Zahl holds an MBA in Managing Innovation and Marketing from Santa Clara University and a BA in Political Science/Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for over 65 years, our products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Our customers are university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and has a global network of operations with more than 8,000 employees worldwide.