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ATCC Hires New Chief Commercial Officer

News Release
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Greg Ballish to Lead Commercial Efforts and Sales and Marketing Operations

Manassas, VA, United States

October 20, 2021

Greg Ballish headshot.ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced it has hired Greg Ballish as its new chief commercial officer. In his role, Ballish will head ATCC’s sales and marketing operations and partner with Ruth Cheng, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager, Research & Industrial Solutions, to oversee the corporate business and commercial center. As part of the executive leadership team, Ballish will focus on growing the company’s global footprint and reinforcing ATCC’s position as the de facto leader in biological resources.

“We are fortunate to add Greg’s considerable experience and inclusive management style to our executive team, and we look forward to seeing the impact of his commercial leadership,” said ATCC Chairman and CEO Raymond H. Cypess, DVM, Ph.D. “In his role, Greg will ensure that we remain a customer-centric organization and continue our commitment to exceeding expectations and fostering long-lasting partnerships with the institutions and organizations we serve.”

Ballish brings an extensive sales, marketing and operations background in the diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, transfusion medicine and medical distribution markets to ATCC. He has guided organizations to top market share positions and held key leadership sales and marketing roles for companies including Abbott Labs, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, LabCorp, LGC Clinical Diagnostics, Meridian Bioscience, Terumo BCT and the American Red Cross. Ballish holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Miami University.


About ATCC

ATCC is a premier global biological materials and information resource and standards organization and the leading developer and supplier of authenticated cell lines, microorganisms, and associated data for academia, industry, and government. With a history of scientific contributions spanning nearly a century, ATCC offers an unmatched combination of being the world’s largest and most diverse collection of biological reference materials and data, and is a mission-driven, trusted partner that supports and encourages scientific collaboration. ATCC products, services, partnerships, and people provide the global scientific community with credible, advanced, model systems to support complex research and innovations in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health. ATCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, and a research and technology center of excellence in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

Contact: Kim Testa, senior director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, ATCC, [email protected]

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