IDEXX Laboratories Names Giovani Twigge Corporate Vice President, Human Resources

Oct 11, 2010, 16:00 ET from IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

WESTBROOK, Maine, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), today announced the appointment of Giovani Twigge as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources. In this capacity, Twigge will oversee worldwide human resources and business and employee communications functions.

"Giovani brings strong strategic and functional HR experience developed in a variety of business environments, geographies, and business models to help us meet the challenges of our size and scope and prepare us for continued growth," said Jonathan Ayers, Chairman and CEO. "His demonstrated leadership, including extensive international experience, makes him an excellent candidate to step into this newly-created executive position at IDEXX."

"I am very excited to be joining IDEXX," said Twigge. "As a company poised for continued growth, IDEXX values the role that exceptional employees play in achieving new and exciting successes, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead human resources through this important period."

Twigge comes to IDEXX from the Diagnostic Division of Abbott Laboratories, Inc. where he served as the Divisional Vice President. During his eleven years with Abbott, Twigge held various international leadership positions, including oversight of HR for the Middle East, Latin America, Canada and Europe as well as the Abbott Nutritional International Division.

Twigge earned his B. Commerce (Honors) in personnel management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

About IDEXX Laboratories

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,800 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.

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