February 01, 2010

LUMINEX CEO TO SPEAK AT TANDY EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES FEBRUARY 16

Patrick Balthrop Patrick Balthrop, President and CEO of the Luminex Corporation (www.luminexcorp.com) will join Dean Homer Erekson on stage for the Tandy Executive Speaker Series, Tuesday, February 16, 7:30-9:00 a.m. on the TCU campus.

Balthrop joined Luminex as President and CEO in 2004. Luminex develops, manufactures and markets innovative biological testing technologies with applications throughout the life science and diagnostic industries. Previously, Balthrop was President of Fisher HealthCare, and from 1981-2002, he held leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories.

Balthrop has a successful track record as an innovator, product developer and business leader during his 30-year career in the healthcare industry. His experience ranges from relations with government agencies and regulators worldwide, to research and development, and implementation of unique corporate governance initiatives. He has directed the commercialization of revolutionary products that save healthcare costs while enhancing patient outcomes.

Balthrop’s presentation will take place in TCU’s Brown Lupton University Union, 3rd floor ballroom, 2901 Stadium Drive, across from Amon Carter Stadium. Visitor parking is across Stadium Drive in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center lot. Visitor parking is limited, so plan to arrive on time and/or carpool.

Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast. Online registration is required at www.tess.tcu.edu.

Special thanks to the sponsors for the 2009-2010 Tandy Executive Speaker Series:
Platinum: Frost Bank
Gold: Fort Worth Business Press
Silver: Cockrell Printing and The Balcom Agency
Bronze: KPMG, Linbeck, Acme Brick, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Executive Health Program

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