Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Appoints Kristie Bouryal Chief Corporate Brand and Communications Officer

Aug 03, 2015, 10:00 ET from Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.

RARITAN, N.J., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) today announced that Kristie Bouryal has been named Chief Corporate Brand and Communications Officer, effective immediately. As the newest member of the firm's executive leadership team, Bouryal will lead the company's worldwide corporate brand and communication strategies as the organization builds on its transition to an independent company by adding sites in countries outside the U.S. She will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Martin Madaus.

Since becoming a standalone company last year, the firm has experienced rapid growth and has cultivated an entrepreneurial, results-oriented culture focused on its core businesses. "We are thrilled to welcome Kristie to OCD," said Dr. Martin Madaus, OCD's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "With her broad, strategic experience, she is the ideal executive for this role. As we continue on our growth trajectory, she will further embed our new business philosophy, while building excitement and ensuring a smooth experience for our worldwide customers and staff."

Bouryal is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success in executive roles spanning global corporate communications, marketing and all forms of media.  Most recently, she was Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Across Marsh's global footprint, Bouryal led all aspects of marketing, communications, and thought leadership content development. She created and implemented strategies to transform the firm's marketing and communication functions to grow reputation and revenue. Prior to Marsh, Bouryal held many progressive leadership roles with Nielsen, The Associated Press and ABC News. Bouryal holds a B.S. degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

About Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. delivers high-quality in vitro diagnostic products that give healthcare professionals around the world the knowledge they need to make better treatment decisions sooner. The company serves the global transfusion medicine community with donor screening and blood typing products to help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type and the right unit. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics also brings sophisticated information management, testing technologies and automation and interpretation tools to clinical laboratories worldwide to help them run more efficiently and improve patient care. For more information, visit www.orthoclinical.com.

Contact: Michael Schlesinger, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, 301-461-0074.

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